The Most Frequently Read Novels of 2013

If you are looking for a good read, try one of the 25 novels below. According to the library's circulation statistics these are the most popular novels that our patrons read last year. Best of all you probably won't have to go on a long waiting list to read them. Many are probably just sitting on the shelf waiting for you to grab them. There's a pretty wide variety here, too. Something for most peoples' tastes. And, of course, the obligatory five titles by James Patterson. His frequency on the best-seller lists is why one of the squares on our adult Summer Reading bingo cards reads "Any Novel Not by James Patterson." Have you started filling out your bingo card yet? Fill out one raffle ticket for each square of the bingo cards you fill and you will be entered into weekly drawings and the final grand prize drawing on September 1st.

The top 25, in order of popularity:

  1. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn.
  2. Inferno, by Dan Brown.
  3. The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout.
  4. And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini.
  5. Second Honeymoon, by James Patterson.
  6. The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman.
  7. Collateral Damage, by Stuart Woods.
  8. Silken Prey, by John Sandford.
  9. The Storyteller, by Jodi Picoult.
  10. Whiskey Beach, by Nora Roberts.
  11. 11th Hour, by James Patterson.
  12. Defending Jacob, by William Landay.
  13. The Art Forger, by Barbara Shapiro.
  14. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James.
  15. Unintended Consequences, by Stuart Woods.
  16. 12th of Never, by James Patterson.
  17. Breaking Point, by C.J. Box.
  18. Daddy's Gone a Hunting, by Mary Higgins Clark.
  19. Private London, by James Patterson.
  20. The Racketeer, by John Grisham.
  21. The Hit, by David Baldacci.
  22. Robert B. Parker's Wonderland, by Ace Atkins.
  23. The Innocent, by David Baldacci.
  24. The Boss of Hampton Beach, by Jed Power.
  25. Private Berlin, by James Patterson.