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Published: Thursday, January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.

Readers' choices – the most popular books at EPL in 2011

In December we ran a series of best-of-the-year posts in which the library's materials selectors shared with you the most notable and critically acclaimed books and media of the year, along with our blog contributors' favorite reads.

Now it's time to share some of your own favorites with you.

Click on the categories below to see which books published in 2011 have been most popular among Everett Public Library users. The links will run real-time searches in the library catalog, retrieving those titles that have been most frequently checked out or placed on hold over the past 120 days. These search statements and algorithms are a little fuzzy, but overall they'll give you a good idea of which adult books have been most popular.

Books published in 2011 


All Fiction collections combined
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery  /  Thriller   or   Mystery & Thriller combined
SF  /  Fantasy   or   SF & Fantasy combined
Romance
Christian & Inspirational Fiction


All Non-Fiction
Art, Painting & Photography  /  Crafts
Biography & Memoir
Christianity   /  Other Religions & Spirituality
Cooking
Gardening
Graphic Novels
Health
History
Literature  /  Essays  /  Poetry
Personal Finance
Philosophy
Psychology  /  Parapsychology
Science & Nature   /   Mathematics
Social Sciences (society, politics, economics)
True Crime
Oversize collection
Career collection



And for an idea of perennial favorites, click the links below to see what is most popular from our backlist, so to speak – the currently most popular books with publishing dates of 2006 or earlier.

Books published before 2007


All Fiction collections combined
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery  /  Thriller   or   Mystery & Thriller combined
SF  / Fantasy   or   SF & Fantasy combined
Romance
Christian & Inspirational Fiction


All Non-Fiction
Art, Painting & Photography  / Crafts
Biography & Memoir
Christianity  /  Other Religions & Spirituality
Cooking
Gardening
Graphic Novels
Health
History
Literature  /  Essays  /  Poetry
Personal Finance
Philosophy
Psychology  /  Parapsychology
Science & Nature   /  Mathematics
Social Sciences (society, politics, economics)
True Crime
Everett & Snohomish County History – for all years
Oversize collection – for all years
Career collection – for all years



And finally, looking into the new year, click here to see what titles are on order (to see them in order of popularity, change the “Sort by” box to Most Popular).

Be sure to visit A Reading Life for more reviews and news of all things happening at the Everett Public Library.
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