1/14/09

What's Being Checked Out at the Library - This Week, Lots of James Patterson

Publisher's Weekly has a library list, but the one that I like to check is the list over at Library Journal, written by librarians for librarians. And while some parts of the country may vary from others -- for instance, in Dayton the top borrowed book for all of 2008 is Janet Evanovich's Fearless Fourteen -- the LJ list seems solid as an overall tally.At the Library Journal, they give you the top 20 most borrowed books of the week, as well as the number of weeks the book has been on the list and where it stood in the rankings for the prior week.

Good to know, if you're writing - or if you're reading. There's a lot of good suggestions on what might be a great read for you, or a new author to check out.

The Big Kahunas are truly here: Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts, David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Nicholas Sparks, Nelson DeMille, Robert Parker, ....

However, one of the things that I find most interesting is that James Patterson is on this list TWICE. Check this out:

6. Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
7. Cross Country by James Patterson.

So, I guess I'm going to read me some James Patterson, because I haven't picked up one of his books in years.
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