The Most Popular Library Books in Brooklyn

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From “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” to Last Exit to BrooklynThe Fortress of Solitude, and The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P, Brooklyn is well-established as a literary stronghold, but we were curious: what are residents across the borough reading in 2014? We polled librarians at nine branches of the Brooklyn Public Library to see what Brooklynites of all ages are reading this year.


Williamsburg Library
Anna Villa, Library Circulation Supervisor
Juvenile title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
Young Adult title: Divergent, by Veronica Roth
Adult title: Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, by E.L. James

Coney Island Library
Angela Barnes, Supervising Librarian
Juvenile: Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
YA: That Was Then, This Is Now, by S.E. Hinton
Adult: NYPD Red 2, by James Patterson

Paerdegat Library (Flatlands)
Chiffon Stafford, YA Librarian
Juvenile: Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
YA: The Percy Jackson series
Adult: Pegasus, by Danielle Steele

Cortelyou Library (Ditmas Park)
Mary L. Young, Library Circulation Supervisor
Juvenile: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
YA: The Dark Tower (comic book adaptation), by Stephen King, Robin Furth, and Peter David
Adult: Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Stone Avenue Library (Brownsville)
Joycelyn Maynard, Supervising Librarian
Juvenile: Gus & Me, by Keith and Theodora Richards
YA: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Adult: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Gerritsen Beach Library
Christine Dille, Neighborhood Library Supervisor
Juvenile: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
YA: The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
Adult: The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

Borough Park Library
Lina Ding Library Information Supervisor, Children’s Specialist
Juvenile: The Curious George series
YA: The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green
A: Pegasus, by Danielle Steel, and The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam

Eastern Parkway Library (Crown Heights)
Kimberly Tobler, Neighborhood Library Supervisor
Juvenile: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
YA: Mortal Instruments series, by Casssandra Clare
A: TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) prep

Walt Whitman Library (Navy Yard)
Carlton Lula, Adult Services Librarian
Juvenile: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
YA: Bleach (graphic novel series) vols. 30-49, by Tite Kubo
Adult: Think Like a Man, Act Like a Lady, by Steve Harvey



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