With such popularity, it’s unsurprising that the top adult fiction checkout for the Downtown Library is The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave for a second month in a row. Adult fiction checkouts were more varied at Ladd with a ten-way tie for the top spot including last months favorite 2 Sisters Detective Agency by James Patterson and Candice Fox and Better Off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child.
Politics was the subject of choice for adult non-fiction readers at both locations. Downtown patrons favored I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House by Stephanie Grisham while Ladd kept How I Saved the World by Jess Watters popular for a second month in a row.
Fighting off oppressive governments is on the minds of young adult fiction readers for patrons at Downtown and Ladd. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, the second in the Hunger Games trilogy and published in 2009, was the top checkout Downtown. Patrons at Ladd favored the 2015 beginning of the four-book An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir.
Continuing their popularity with the children of Cedar Rapids, books from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney retain the top spots at both locations. The most popular children’s fiction book for patrons Downtown was The Ugly Truth, while kids at Ladd preferred the eighth book in the series, Hard Luck. Will December be the month that something else beats this fan favorite?
The latest DC addition to the movie screens, The Suicide Squad, directed by James Gunn, was the top DVD checkout for patrons Downtown. Meanwhile, the most recent film in the Fast & the Furious series, F9, was more popular with patrons at Ladd. This film was directed by Justin Lin.