Bostonians are an imaginative, educated folk. That means they like to read. To help wrap up 2014 in books, the Boston Public Library released its list of the top ten check-outs of the year. As it turns out, Bostonians have an affinity for The Hunger Games trilogy. And many are still perusing the pages of 50 Shades of Grey.
Topping the chart is Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, which you may know was recently adapted into the feature film starring Ben Affleck. Taking the number two slot is The Fault in Our Stars, which also became a movie this year. Rounding out the bottom three is Suzanne Collins’s Catching Fire, Mockingjay and The Hunger Games.
The top ten list is as follows:
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
3. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
4. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
5. Inferno by Dan Brown
6. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
7. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
8. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
9. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Boston Public Library didn’t specify exactly how many times each book was checked out, but it’s clear that Boston readers have a keen liking for teen and adult fiction. And now that the holiday season is upon us, surely each of these titles would make for a great gift for the bookworm in your life.