Lincolnwood E-Reading in 2015

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Lincolnwood library patrons read an astonishing 6,740 digital titles from our OverDrive ebook and e-audiobook lending service in 2015. That’s one title for every two residents, including those who are too young to read!

The most popular titles for e-reading in Lincolnwood in 2015 have all been best sellers, proving that our readers pay attention to what’s hot in the book world. Topping the ebook list with 69 checkouts is Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train. The next most popular title, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, has 59 checkouts, and The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah comes in third with 39. Here are the remaining titles in the top ten for ebooks:

  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
  • In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

For e-audiobooks, The Girl on the Train takes the number one position again, with All the Light We Cannot See coming in fourth and The Nightingale eighth. The rest of the top ten list for audio reflects the popularity of celebrity narrators and self-help:

  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  • How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less by Nicholas Boothman
  • The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
  • Life’s Missing Instruction Manual by Joe Vitale

Perhaps most impressive is that beyond these popular books, Lincolnwood library patrons enjoyed a remarkable range of e-reading material. Of the 6,740 titles borrowed, more than a third were read by just one person, and nearly half by just one or two. Among these unique selections are classics (Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome), children’s books (Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad Are Friends), mysteries (Death by Honeymoon by Jaden Skye), and much more.

E-reading options abound: view our newest ebooks and e-audiobooks, or browse our full MyMediaMall selection; if you don’t find what you’re looking for, try searching hoopla digital, which now offers a small selection of ebooks and comics in addition to its extensive e-audiobook collection.

What will you e-read in 2016?