Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in August 2013.
There were more than 47,000 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month!
The following list comprises fiction and nonfiction titles from across all genres, downloaded from both our website and mobile site.
Three Little Words (fiction)
by Susan Mallery
The 12th entry in the Fool's Gold romance series takes our top spot for ebook downloads in August 2013. A woman's teenage crush comes back to her hometown, just as she is returning to the same small town to restart her life. Will the power of love win out for these two romantics at heart?
Orange Is the New Black (nonfiction)
by Piper Kerman
The basis for the highly popular Netflix original series, Orange Is the New Black is the story of an educated and well-to-do woman who, after getting caught up in a little light drug money laundering, finds herself behind bars for 15 months at a federal correctional facility. The author's first-person narrative takes the reader on a journey through the ins and outs of day to day life in a women's prison, showing the human side of her fellow prisoners and her own self-discovery while incarcerated.
High Heat (fiction)
by Lee Child
Best-selling author Lee Child returns with an exclusive ebook novella starring a young Jack Reacher. July 1977, a New York City blackout, and the Son of Sam all make for a very tense historical backdrop for this scorching thriller. This is the prologue to Child's just released novel, Never Go Back.
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (nonfiction)
by Reza Aslan
An intriguing and controversial portrait of the man known as Jesus of Nazareth. Instead of using scripture and theological theory to tell his story, Reza Aslan uses historical texts of the time to delve into the man behind the religious icon. Religion + History + Politics = page-turning bestseller!
The Beast (fiction)
by Faye Kellerman
The latest installment in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus mystery thriller series by Faye Kellerman, The Beast may turn out to be the couple's most bizarre case to date. A reclusive, elderly billionaire is found dead in his apartment and all signs point to his prized pet: a tiger. But once the investigation gets underway, something more sinister and secret is at play. Decker and Lazarus may find the real killer and solve the mystery, but at what cost?
Big Girl Panties (fiction)
by Stephanie Evanovich
The debut novel from Stephanie Evanovich concerns a woman who loses her husband to terminal illness, decides to join a gym to battle her mourning and depression, and falls in love with her chiseled trainer. Big Girl Panties reads like the script to a romantic comedy: a little sad, a little silly, and aims for a happy ending (although nothing is ever that easy).
The English Girl (fiction)
by Daniel Silva
A new page-turner from a master of spy fiction, Daniel Silva's The English Girl is international intrigue at its most intense. Art restorer and sometime Israeli secret agent Gabriel Allon is back for another adventure, this time to uncover the mystery behind a rich heiress' kidnapping. Of course, nothing is as it seems--except for high stakes spy action and adventure!
The Hero (fiction)
by Robyn Carr
Another installment in the Thunder Point series of romance novels, Robyn Carr pens a hero for Devon McAllister and her daughter. The two are fleeing from a bad situation and wind up in Oregon. They meet Spencer Lawson, a friendly and loving man who also has a troubled past he is running from. Can Devon and Spencer stop running long enough to find true freedom and love?
The Bone Season (fiction)
by Samantha Shannon
Debut novel from fresh fantasy genre voice Samantha Shannon. The year is 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London as a clairvoyant dreamwalker. She'll have to team up with some otherworldly beings to survive in this dystopian future world. Readers on the other hand will want to go immerse themselves in this new world of fantasy fiction again and again.
Night Film (fiction)
by Marisha Pessl
A thriller that reads like a summer blockbuster: fast, action-packed, and with tons of (literary) explosions. Investigative journalist Scott McGrath is assigned to the case of a woman with Hollywood ties that commits suicide. After some sleuthing, the clues point to murder. Whodunnit? Marisha Pessl mashes up fictional blog comments and newspaper clippings with traditional prose for one of the more original novels in some time.