What were the five most rented library items of 2017 in Dayton area?

Are you looking for some good reading over the holidays?

Dayton Metro Library released a list of the top five most-borrowed books and other items this year:

For the adults

The number one adult fiction book borrowed was “Never Never” by James Patterson.

“Never Never” was followed by “The Fix” by David Balcacci, “Camino Island” by John Grisham, “The Black Book” by James Patterson and “The Whistler” by John Grisham.

“Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by Middletown native J.D. Vance snagged two spots, the top spot in adult nonfiction and the fourth spot for the digital collection.

“The Official ACT Prep Guide: The Only Official Prep Guide from the Makers of the ACT” was the fifth most borrowed title this year.

“I found it fascinating and cool that the number one ebook had almost as much circulation as the number one physical book,” said the director of collection development for the Dayton Metro Library Holly Varley.

In the digital collection, the top five most-borrowed items were all ebooks. Audio books did not make the list.

The most rented DVDs were “The Girl on the Train,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Arrival,” “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call” and “Suicide Squad.”

Bruno Mars’ album, “XXIVK Magic” was the most rented CD.

For the kids

Jeff Kinney had four books in the top five most rented children’s books: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School,” “The Long Haul,” “Hard Luck” and “Cabin Fever.”

“Looking at the children’s [books] statistics, the number one kids’ book, ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School,’ completely crushes the number one adult fiction title,” Varley said.

Two books that have made their way to the big screen were on the five most borrowed teen books list. “Paper Towns” by John Green, which first released as a movie the summer of 2015, and “Th1rteen R3asons Why: A Novel” by Asher Jay, which has become a popular, yet controversial Netflix original series.

Check out the library's website to see the full lists of all the categories.

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