January’s Most Downloaded Books from the Library Lists are full of titles making their comeback.
There are those titles whose imminent movie releases have catapulted their popularity. Kathryn Stockett’s sensational debut, The Help, was undoubtedly one of the best novels of 2009 and the movie adaptation was recently announced. All of this excitement has affected The Help‘s rank on the Most Downloaded Lists as it moves up to number two on the fiction audiobook list. Another title with an upcoming film adaptation, starring Julia Roberts, Eat, Pray, Love has also risen in rank. This highly anticipated film coupled with the Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Committed, gave Eat, Pray, Love the momentum to move up on the nonfiction audiobook list.
Several titles are making their return to the list, due in part to the release of their newest series counterparts. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo again made the top ten on the audiobook list, this as the final title in the Millennium series, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, is set to release in May. Just as The Women’s Murder Club is about to encounter its next mystery in The 9th Judgment, readers are going back to the beginning with 1st to Die, which nabbed the number ten spot on the same list.
Making its debut in the top ten Most Downloaded eBook list is Going Rogue, the biography written by controversial political figure Sarah Palin.
The Most Downloaded Books from the Library lists are organized by subject and format, and compiled based on activity at more than 10,000 libraries in the OverDrive global network. You can view these lists of Most Downloaded Books for January 2010 in Content Reserve.