Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library March 2014

By Peter SM RSS Wed, April 9, 2014

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

More than 59,340 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month!

Blackberry Pie Murder, part of a book series that melds mysteries with recipes, took the #1 spot this month, satisfying both mystery sleuths and sweet tooths among our e-reading patrons. Other titles of note for this past month were the nonfiction self-help tome 10% Happier by Nightline host Dan Harris, the coming of age meets Hunger Games YA fiction of Panic, and the fairy tale and historical fiction mash-up of The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman.

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

1. Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke Blackberry Pie Murder (fiction, mystery)
by Joanne Fluke

The ingredients of murder and baking make for one tantalizing and tasty page-turning recipe of a book in Joanne Fluke's latest installment of her Hannah Swensen series, Blackberry Pie Murder. This time around, Hannah has been named wedding planner and cake baker for her Mother's nuptials, but just when before the big day she hits a stranger with her cookie truck. It may be hard for Hannah to attend the wedding while she's behind bars! Was it an accident or murder?

2. 10 Percent Happier by Dan Harris 10% Happier (nonfiction)
by Dan Harris

A skeptical and cynical self-help book? Sign me up! Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected and hilarious odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help in 10% Happier (an absolutely great title!). The author wades through tomes of neuroscience reports, the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and through the very media culture he himself is a part of, taking away some inventive ways to help the reader lessen stress and reach some achievable life "happiness" goals.

3. Dash of Peril by Lori Foster Dash of Peril (fiction, romance)
by Lori Foster

A no-nonsense female cop named Margo reluctantly teams up with the one man who makes her lose her cool, the headstrong and handsome Dash. The only way to finish the case they have been assigned is to work together side by side, but the longer they work the case, the harder it is to deny the sexual tension between them. Another deliciously sensual novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster.

4. Aftershock by Sylvia Day Aftershock (fiction, romance)
by Sylvia Day

The dramatic finale to a series set within the inner circle of glamour, sex and privilege, Sylvia Day's Aftershock will leaves readers trembling right up to the last page. Business mixes with pleasure as the torrid love affair of Jax and Gia plays out for one last time. Can the volatile lovers ever truly find everlasting happiness or will outside forces tear them apart?

5. Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts Shadow Spell (fiction, romance)
by Nora Roberts

Ancient magick, Irish countrysides and castles, and unrequited love fill the air in book two of Nora Roberts The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy, Shadow Spell. Falconer Connor O’Dwyer crosses paths daily with his sister's friend Meara, but a brush with death will finally bring the two together. Can Meara finally fill the hole in Connor's heart or will the two be doomed by their respective families' pasts before they can plan for the future?

6. Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins Waiting On You (fiction, romance)
by Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins heartfelt and humorous writing style returns in her latest novel Waiting for You. Colleen constantly recalls her first love, trying to get back to a simpler time in her life. Well, before Lucas broke her heart, that is. A family emergency has brought Lucas back to town and into Colleen's unsuspecting love life. Can Colleen let her guard down and reopen her heart, or will she risk losing a second chance with the only man she's ever loved?

7. Panic by Lauren Oliver Panic (YA fiction)
by Lauren Oliver

Selected as an Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2014, Lauren Oliver's Panic is the newest entry in the burgeoning YA fiction genre, brimming with Hunger Games-esque suspense and action.
"Panic" is a game with a large money reward in the small dead end town of Carp. Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, but when she finds something--and someone--to fight for, she discovers that she is braver than she ever knew. No surprise, Panic has already been optioned by Universal Pictures for a film adaptation, so read the book now and get hip before the hype!

8. The Death Factory by Greg Iles The Death Factory (fiction, thriller)
by Greg Iles

A new original e-novella from author Greg Iles featuring prosecutor protagonist Penn Cage, The Death Factory is a story full of family secrets and justices denied. When Penn's father has a heart attack, he beckons to his son to confess a long held secret. The secret is tied into Penn's time spent working in the "death factory", the Houston-based DA's office that sent more killers to death row than any other in America. The past continues to get dredged up, throwing past convictions into doubt and forcing Penn to find a way to bring down the death factory by any means necessary. Also included here is an extended sneak preview of Natchez Burning, the first installment in an epic trilogy featuring Penn Cage.

9. Alone With You by Shannon Stacey Alone with You (fiction, romance)
by Shannon Stacey

When waitress Darcy Vaughan's friend asks her to help out with the launch of a fledgling restaurant, she's happy to oblige. Little does she know the owner is Jake Holland, the perfect guy who slipped through her fingers after their one night of passion. But for Darcy and Jake, one touch was just not enough. A quick read e-novella love story that will leave you longing for more from these characters and author.

10. The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman The Museum of Extraordinary Things (historical fiction) by Alice Hoffman

History and urban legends combine for an incendiary love story set among the streets of early twentieth century New York City in Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things. Coralie is the daughter of the mastermind behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show with performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl, and a one-hundred-year-old turtle. One night Coralie sees a striking young man named Eddie taking pictures of moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River, unknowing that her life will forever be changed from that point onward.

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