Camden Public Library Top Reads for 2017

Happy New Year!

I see a lot of books go out at the circulation desk over the course of a year.  Our community has readers of many varied tastes and interests, so it’s always neat to run the numbers and see the books that went out the most.

Here are the books that Camden Public Library readers checked out most often in 2017, both a fiction and a nonfiction list.  There were lots of ties, so these are in no particular order.


Top 10 Fiction:

Knife Creek by Paul Doiron
The Little French Bistro by Nina George
The Beach Inn by Joanne Demaio
Mangrove Lightning by Randy Wayne White
The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
No Middle Name by Lee Child
The Denim Blue Sea by Joanne Demaio
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
Himself by Jess Kidd
The Child by Fiona Barton

Top 10 Nonfiction:

Impatient Foodie: 100 Delicious Recipes for a Hectic, Time-Starved World by Elettra Wiedemann
The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough
Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel
Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain by George Mahood
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon’s Relentless Madre De Dios by Holly Conklin FitzGerald
Obama: The Call of History by Peter Baker
Open Heart: A Cardiac Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table by Stephen Westaby
What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro