Most Popular Books in Fairfax County in 2012

For Immediate Release: Dec. 28, 2012

Contact: Mary Mulrenan 703-324-8319

Wondering what were the most popular books in Fairfax County this year? Here are the top five based on the top 100 checkouts from Fairfax County Public Library in adult, teen and children. The Hunger Games Trilogy leads with a combined 10,330 checkouts on all three titles. Dr. Seuss has staying power with 9,822 checkouts and John Grisham’s The Litigators has 4,868 making it the most popular title in the system.


Top Five Fiction

The Litigators by John Grisham

V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton

The Drop by Michael Connelly

Zero Day by David Baldacci

Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

Top Five Nonfiction

Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Top Five eBooks

The Litigators by John Grisham

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

A Game of Thrones by George Martin

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson


Top Five Titles

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Top 5 Series

Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini

Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer

Uglies trilogy by Scott Westerfeld


Top Five Series

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

Fly Guy early readers by Tedd Arnold

Top Five Titles

The cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

The Invention of Hugo Cabret: a Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

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