Saturday, January 27, 2007

Top 2006...

We have done the Top Circulating Authors and the Top Circulating Non-Fiction Titles lists for 2006. The headline news in the authors is Nora Roberts, Alexander McCall Smith, James Patterson, Dr. Seuss, Robert Parker. Not much change there, and probably not much different from many other public libraries. Although on the whole it is more useful to look at nonfiction title by title, we added a section on the non-fiction page for most popular nonfiction authors, to see if it told us anything, and really it does. For adult books, the most popular non-fiction authors in order of circulation last year were:
Sylvia Browne
Deepak Chopra
Thich Nhat Hanh
Joan Didion
William Shakespeare
Thomas L. Friedman
Eckhart Tolle
Dalai Lama
Bill Bryson
C. J. Jung
Malcolm Gladwell
Karen Armstrong
Andrew Weil
Noam Chomsky
Jared Diamond
Howard Zinn
Frances Mayes
Wayne Dyer
Pema Chodron

Almost ridiculously Santa Fe.

Some thoughts on the question of 'most popular' lists are available on both the 2006 Authors and 2006 Titles pages.

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