While many of the familiar best sellers remain on the Most Downloaded Books from the Library list, there were some newbie titles added in February.
In Canada, for example, Tick Tock by James Patterson made an appearance at No. 3 on the adult fiction audiobook list, and The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook landed at No. 5 on the juvenile nonfiction eBook list. I Am Number Four also climbed seven spots to No. 1 on the juvenile fiction eBook list due to the release of its counterpart film.
In the UK, the Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Ji Jiang was not even on the juvenile non-fiction eBook list last month, but landed at the No. 1 spot for February. A few books showed impressive growth: Tickling the English by comedian Dara O Briain rose three spots on the adult non-fiction eBook list, and The Cobra by Frederick Forsyth, climbed three spots as well on the adult non-fiction audiobook list.
A few books that had been in the top 10 rose to the top of the Australian lists. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton moved up one spot on the fiction eBooks list to claim the No. 1 spot from Jodi Picoult’s House Rules. Also claiming the No. 1 spot was 4F for Freaks by Leigh Hobbs on the on the juvenile fiction eBook list. Also, making an appearance as No. 10 on the adult non-fiction audiobooks was Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff.
In the US, the upcoming movie release of Water for Elephants helped the book stay on the eBook adult fiction list at No. 9. The juvenile audiobook section housed educational memoirs like Night by Elie Wiesel and Anne Frank, showing that students enjoy using the books they need on the devices they love.
The Most Downloaded Books from the Library lists are organized by subject and format, and compiled based on activity at more than 13,000 libraries in the OverDrive global network. You can view these lists of Most Downloaded Books for the month of February in Content Reserve.
Brianne Carlon is a marketing associate at OverDrive.
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