Thursday, January 10, 2008

Most Checked Out Nonfiction at BHPL

1. Images of America: Berkeley Heights by Virginia Troeger
2. The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston
3. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
4. The Glass Castle: a Memoir by Jeannette Walls
5. Reading Lolita in Tehran: a Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
6. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
7. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
8. Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
9. The World is Flat: a Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Friedman
10. Tuesdays with Morrie: an Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom

Consider this interesting fact from the first title on the list the next time you're stopped at the intersection of Plainfield and Springfield Avenues: this is where Berkeley Heights' first traffic light was located, circa 1930. A policeman operated it while standing in front of Crabby's Tavern (see page 17).

An update on the race for most checked out adult fiction title at BHPL: the Kite Runner has pulled ahead of the Da Vinci Code. (Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun!)

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