CHECK IT OUT JULY 17: Grand Forks and District Public Library Top 10 lists for 2013, so far

It's the halfway point of 2013 and Grand Forks and District Library director Avi Silberstein has compiled some Top 10 lists.

The Grand Forks and District Public Library

Hi Folks!

We’re at the midway point of the year, so I’ve put together a list of the most popular books and DVDs of 2013 (by number of times they were checked out from the library):

Most popular books of 2013

  1. Shiver (Karen Robards)
  2. Notorious Nineteen (Janet Evanovich)
  3. 419 (Will Ferguson)
  4. Calculated in Death (J.D. Robb)
  5. Six Years (Harlan Coben)
  6. Unnatural Acts (Stuart Woods)
  7. May We Be Forgiven (A.M. Homes)
  8. A Wanted Man (Lee Child)
  9. The Great Pearl Heist (Molly Caldwell Crosby)
  10. Artisan Breads Every Day (Peter Reinharts)

Most popular DVDs of 2013

  1. Wallander
  2. Presumed Innocent
  3. Midsomer Murders
  4. Faster
  5. Vantage Point
  6. Downton Abbey
  7. The Hoax
  8. Intolerable Cruelty
  9. Love Actually
  10. Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Children

And to wrap things up, I’m going to leave you with the starting lines of three wonderful books from our collection:

A biography – The Last American Man (Elizabeth Gilbert)

“By the time Eustace Conway was seven years old, he could throw a knife accurately enough to nail a chipmunk to a tree. By the time he was ten, he could hit a running squirrel at fifty feet with a bow and arrow.”

A children’s picture book – I’m Bored (Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi)

“I’m bored.

Bored. Blaaaaaaaa–aaaaaaaah.

I’m so BORED!

Hey! A potato!

A potato? What am I supposed to do with a potato?!!”

A fiction book for kids – Liar and Spy (Rebecca Stead)

“There’s this totally false map of the human tongue. It’s supposed to show where we taste different things, like salty on the side of the tongue, sweet in the front, bitter in the back. Some guy drew it a hundred years ago, and people have been forcing kids to memorize it ever since.”

– Avi Silberstein is library director for the Grand Forks and District Public Library

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