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Libraries list most popular books

The balloting is in and library patrons have spoken on what books they most borrowed in 2015 from all 37 participating branches of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library system.

The most popular titles in the fiction category: “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins, “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham and “Private Vegas” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.

In the nonfiction category, the most popular books were: “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson, “Wall of Snow: The Historic WNY Snowstorm of 2014” by The Buffalo News and “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand.

The most popular books for young adults and teens were: “Divergent” and “Insurgent,” both by Veronica Roth, and “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green.

The “Wimpy Kid” series by Jeff Kinney swept children’s fiction with “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” taking top honors.

Popular nonfiction books for children were: “Stars Wars Character Encyclopedia” by Hannah Dolan, “Frozen: The Essential Guide” by Barbara Bazaldua and “LEGO Play Book:  Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life” by Daniel Lipkowitz.

And eBooks scored large with “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo as the most requested non-fiction title and “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr the most requested fiction title.

“Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand was the most popular nonfiction title and “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins earned the most popular title in electronic fiction..

The People’s Choice Book selected through online voting was “All the Light We Cannot See.”