Sunday, January 4, 2015

Mysteries Are Number One In The County

The Capital ran an article recently about the surge in mysteries. It seems that Anne Arundel County loves their mystery reading! James Patterson and John Grisham are the favorites and account for 4 out of 5 of books borrowed from the public library. These, of course, we accounting for adult books. But James Patterson has been delving into children's books lately as well and seems to be a hit with the youngsters. His book "I Funny" is a Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Nominee this year and another book of his, "First Love", was in the top 5 of borrowed library books.

The Top 5 Young Adult books borrowed from the public library are:
- "Mocking Jay" by Suzanne Collins
- "The Fault In Out Stars" by John Green
- "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
- "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins
- "First Love" by James Patterson and Emily Raymond

For Children's books the top 5 are:
- "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck" by Jeff Kinney
- "I Spy Fly Guy" by Tedd Arnold
- "Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes" by James Dean and Eric Litwin
- "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
- "Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus!" by Mo Willems

If you'd like to jump on the mystery bandwagon, then try these mysteries on for size!

* "Suspicion" by Alexandra Monir
* "The Invisible Library" by Genevieve Cogman
* "Once Upon A Grind" (Coffeehouse Mystery #14) by Cleo Coyle
* "Spell Booked" (Retired Witches Mystery #1) by Joyce Laverne
* "Sparrow 59" (The Sleeper's Coalition #1) by Devon Ashley (new adult book)
* "No Test for the Wicked" (Lexi Carmichael Mystery #5) by Julie Moffett
* "A Hiss-tory of Magic" (A Wonder Cats Mystery Book 1) by Harper Lin

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