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Boston Public Library Reveals Top Titles of the Year

Boston Public Library shared its list of the ten most-borrowed titles of 2014. This year’s list features fiction titles in a variety of genres ranging from romance to mystery to science fiction. Boston Public Library’s number one most-borrowed title in 2014 was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Top 10 Most-borrowed Titles in Boston

  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

All books are available to check out or place on hold. Books can be borrowed in many ways: in person at one of the library’s twenty-four branches, at the Central Library in Copley Square, or via the library’s dynamic online catalog where e-books and streaming audiobooks are available for download, always free.

The library posts and shares many lists through its catalog including the most-borrowed teen nonfiction titles, the most-borrowed teen fiction titles, the most-borrowed nonfiction adult titles, and even the most-borrowed e-books of the year.

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