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Have You Read the Library's Most Popular Books of 2010?

The “Top 10 of 2010” lists are making the news this week. How many of the top 10 movies did you see? Could you name the top 10 news stories of the year? How about the top 10 political gaffes?

The Library also has a top 10 list: The most popular books of 2010, based on what patrons of the Springfield-Greene County Library District read.

Do your reading habits run with the local crowd? Check out our Top 10 Most Popular Books in 2010 list and see.

1. “First Rule” by Robert Crais
2. “Nine Dragons” by Michael Connelly
3. “Blood Ties” by Kay Hooper
4. “Worst Case” by James Patterson
5. “I, Alex Cross” by James Patterson
6. “206 Bones” by Kathy Reichs
7. “Ice” by Linda Howard
8. “Big Girl” by Danielle Steel
9. “Winter Man” by Diana Palmer
10. “Split Image” by Robert Parker

Then there’s “Library Journal’s” first-ever top 10 best books list, reflecting fiction and nonfiction titles that librarians nationwide said stood out as the very best in 2010. Have you read these?

What’s likely to be hot in 2011? Collection Services Manager Lisa Sampley predicts President George Bush’s “Decision Points,” and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s “America By Heart.” Sampley adds about the latter, “I think that’s going to take off once people realize it’s out there.”

Others she thinks will grab interest this winter: 

Fiction:

Nonfiction:

 

Kathleen O’Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at kathleeno@thelibrary.org.

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