One of the most interesting things about working in a library is seeing what is or isn’t popular with ‘regular’ readers (readers who aren’t likely wrapped up in the online book community).
I was using the software we have to get some inspiration for putting together a new YA book display. I have to say these aren’t who I would have thought would have been popular (most checked out) authors for the system.
Note: I work in the biggest city in the state but we are still slowly reopening with no seating/programs. That likely influences who is checking out books & what they are reading.
I think this was my biggest surprise. I’ve never read his books but this prompted me to put book 1 of the Ranger’s Apprentice on hold.
2 Maas, Sarah J.
3 Meyer, Marissa
4 Meyer, Stephenie
5 Collins, Suzanne
6 Bardugo, Leigh
No surprises here.
The Netflix movie last year prompted us to reorder most of the series. They’ve been checked out pretty much nonstop!
Oh, James Patterson. I’m not entirely sure if people are actually reading these (or intentionally checking them out). Many older readers like JP and will therefore put holds on any and all JP’s books. He also writes YA and children’s books so they put holds on those without realizing it. I’d be more curious to see the number of people actually reading the books vs checking them out.
Paulsen has always had pretty steady numbers. Wonder if it’s for ‘fun’ reading or school reading?
10 Han, Jenny
11 Jackson, Tiffany D.
12 Black, Holly
13 Pullman, Philip
14 Cass, Kiera
15 Clare, Cassandra
16 Paolini, Christopher
Once again, no surprises here.
A bit surprising since she hasn’t released a new book in a few years.
18 Cashore, Kristin
Another surprising one.
Never read anything by her but her books are constantly cycling in and out.