Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library January 2014

By Peter SM RSS Wed, February 19, 2014

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in January 2014.

There were more than 58,700 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the first month of the new year! No surprise there, what with the awful winter weather we have been experiencing, what better way to take a break from shoveling snow than download and read an ebook!

James Scott's debut novel The Kept took the #1 spot for the month. Once again, romance ebooks accounted for 5 out of the top 10 spots. Speaking of, we hope all you romance readers out there caught our romance lit-themed Google+ Hangouts On Air the week of Valentine's Day! Other notable books in this month's top 10 include the 1980s YA sci-fi classic Ender's Game, a new voluminous collection of Agatha Christie's famous detective stories featuring Hercule Poirot, and the nonfiction political biography Duty from former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates.

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

1. The Kept by James Scott The Kept (fiction)
by James Scott

James Scott's literary debut, The Kept, is about a mother and her young son in rural New York state at the turn of the twentieth century, who set out to right a tragic wrong done to their family and reclaim their lives. Reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy, this is emotional storytelling at it's most dramatic and intense.

2. Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner Fear Nothing (fiction, suspense)
by Lisa Gardner

A determined detective must take down her serial killer sister in the latest suspense-filled novel from Lisa Gardner. Can Detective D.D. deal with the family trauma of her past to right the wrongs of the present? A psychological, page-turning thriller that will keep you up well past your bedtime!

3. Duty by Robert M. Gates Duty (nonfiction, biography, politics)
by Robert M. Gates

Robert M. Gates written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Duty exposes war room politics with candidness and gives the reader an inside look at how government really works in Washington, D.C.

4. Hotshot by Julie Garwood Hotshot (fiction, romance, suspense)
by Julie Garwood

Another book full of contemporary romance and suspense from Julie Garwood. Hotshot is the tale of sisters who inherit an oceanfront resort, with the catch that they have to turn a profit within a year to retain the property. Of course, nefarious plans are in place by certain townspeople to sabotage the sisters. Only a childhood friend, F.B.I. agent Finn MacBain, can help now.

5. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion The Rosie Project (fiction, humor, romance)
by Graeme Simsion

The debut from Graeme Simsion, a former IT consultant-turned-author, is a heartwarming and humorous rom-com flick in novel form (and will actually be adapted for the screen soon). Don is a socially challenged and lonely professor. Rosie is a colleague who is collaborating on a project with him. When the two meet, it's a case of awkward opposites attract proving there really is no science to love.

6. Up From The Grave by Jeaniene Frost Up From The Grave (fiction, paranormal romance)
by Jeaniene Frost

Vampires and rogue CIA agents and the undead, Oh My! The latest novel in Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series ups the action and suspense to a feverish pace, while still retaining a powerful love story. Our heroic vampire couple Cat and Bones will have to risk their livesand many secretsto stay alive.

7. Colter's Gift by Maya Banks Colters' Gift (fiction, romance)
by Maya Banks

Continuing the Colters' Legacy series, Colters' Gift finds Lauren Wilder fleeing from an abusive relationship and into the safety of friends in the Colorado mountains. But what happens when things become more than friendly and Lauren winds up in a complicated love triangle?

8. Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan Dark Wolf (fiction, romance, fantasy)
by Christine Feehan

The 25th (!) book in Christine Feehan's New York Times' bestselling paranormal romance series, Dark Wolf delves deeper into the Carpathian and Lycan bloodlines, the intermingling of darkness and light, human and undead, and the fate of doomed lovers.

9. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card Ender's Game (YA science fiction)
by Orson Scott Card

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, this 1985 dystopian sci-fi classic shot back into the public eye at the end of 2013 with the recent release of a Hollywood blockbuster adaptation. In preparation for an insectoid alien invasion, earth children are trained in combat at a very young age through increasingly difficult games. Is Ender Wiggin the Earth's last hope for survival?

10. Hercule Poirot The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories (fiction, mystery)
by Agatha Christie

The tales of Agatha Christie's "Greatest Detective In The World", Hercule Poirot, have finally been collected in a single volume! Ranging from short tales to novellas, including all the murder and mysteries fans have come to expect from Christie's writing, these Poirot stories will have you using your own "little grey cells" to try and figure out the whodunits within.

You can check out these ebooks, plus browse for audiobooks, music, and videos, across all kinds of different genres, all from your desktop, tablet, or smartphone!

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