Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library October 2013

By Peter SM RSS Tue, November 12, 2013

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in October 2013.

There were more than 46,000 ebooks checked out and downloaded from both our website and mobile site for the month!

Mystery and suspense ebooks dominated this past month, taking 6 out of the top 10 spots.

The following list comprises fiction and nonfiction titles from across all genres, downloaded from both our website and mobile site.

1. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks The Longest Ride (fiction, romance)
by Nicholas Sparks

Author of the critically acclaimed bestseller The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks returns with another love story for the ages. After being trapped in an isolated car crash, the life of an elderly widower becomes entwined with that of a young college student and the cowboy she loves. Countdown to the inevitable film adaptation in 3, 2, 1.
2. Allegiant by Veronica Roth Allegiant (YA fiction, sci-fi)
by Veronica Roth

The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.


3. Deadline by Sandra Brown Deadline (fiction, suspense and romance)
by Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown returns to our top 10 ebooks list from last month, this time with her newest suspense-filled novel, Deadline. A romance novel disguised as a thriller, the book centers around Dawson Scott, a well-respected journalist who gets tangled up in a case involving the FBI's most wanted list, a war widow, murder, and intrigue, all the while wrestling with his own demons and secrets.
4. Gone by James Patterson Gone (fiction, thriller)
by James Patterson

Another best-selling author familiar to these top 10 lists, James Patterson returns with Gone.  A crime lord has declared war on America and Detective Michael Bennett is the only one who can save the day. Suspense and action are the name of the game in this thriller!
5. The October List by Jeffery Deaver The October List (fiction, mystery)
by Jeffery Deaver

The tagline for Jeffrey Deaver's latest novel is "The shocking end is only the beginning!" A mystery told in reverse, The October List is one of the more original and inventive fiction titles to come along in some time, with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing til the final climax.
6. The Circle by Dave Eggers The Circle (fiction, suspense)
by Dave Eggers

The saying "Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not after you" perfectly sums up this techno thriller from Dave Eggers. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. But at what cost? An eerie novel of suspense, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
7. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell David and Goliath (nonfiction, psychology)
by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell recently visited the Free Library for one of our Author Events, discussing this very book. In it, Gladwell challenges conventional notions of obstacles and disadvantages we experience in our lives, demonstrating that beauty and progress often arise from what looks like suffering and adversity.
8. Storm Front by John Sandford Storm Front (fiction, mystery)
by John Sandford

The seventh Virgil Flowers mystery finds our protagonist handed a curious case involving a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. This mystery thriller strives for the levels of a Dan Brown novel, but always with its tongue firmly planted in its cheek.
9. The Breathless Trilogy by Maya Banks The Breathless Trilogy (fiction, romance)
by Maya Banks

Maya Banks' erotic romance novels Rush, Fever and Burn are collected here in one electronic box set. Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey will want to check out these stories of seduction and fantasy.
10. Help for the Haunted by John Searles Help for the Haunted (fiction, suspense)
by John Searles

Capturing the vivid eeriness of Stephen King's works and the quirky tenderness of John Irving's novels, John Searles’s Help for the Haunted is an unforgettable story of a most unusual family, their deep secrets, their harrowing tragedy, and ultimately, a daughter’s discovery of a dark and unexpected mystery.

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