Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library May 2014

By Peter SM RSS Wed, June 11, 2014

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

More than 58,000 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month!

Emily Griffin's modern day Jane Austen-eqsue novel The One and Only took the #1 spot this month, one of three Romance titles in this month's top 10. The other two just happen to both be in the Fifty Shades of Grey-esque romance universe of author Maya Banks. Historical Fiction, YA Fiction, and Science Fiction titles contributed to the rest of this month's top downloaded ebooks including new novels from Divergent author Veronica Roth and The Southern Vampire Mysteries author Charlaine Harris.

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

1. The One and Only by Emily Giffin The One and Only (fiction, romance)
by Emily Giffin

Thirty-something Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in the same small Texas town, had the same best friend since grade school, and has even held the same job now for well over 10 years. Only an unexpected tragedy will rattle her quiet world and raise questions about her life. Who can she trust and what secrets will be forced out into the light? Will she ever find true love and at what cost?

2. Giving In by Maya Banks Giving In (fiction, romance)
by Maya Banks

Book 2 in the The Surrender Trilogy, Maya Banks' roller coaster rise of emotions Giving In is all about crossing the boundaries between love and lust, past and present, imagination and reality, dominance and submission. Kylie sees all of this in Jensen's eyes, but can Jensen soften his heart and let love in. For Adult Eyes Only!

3. Field of Prey by John Sandford Field of Prey (fiction, thriller)
by John Sandford

The latest Lucas Davenport thriller, the 24th (!) in the series, ups the ante and suspense when a grisly discovery in a small town unearths a series of murders over the years. By the time Davenport is called in, the police have already found fifteen bodies and counting. The investigation leads to a disturbing series of events that will have you racing to find out the shocking finale!

4. Letting Go by Maya Banks Letting Go (fiction, romance)
by Maya Banks

Book 1 in the The Surrender Trilogy, Letting Go sets the stage for things to come with brash characters and dark desires lurking in the shadows. Josslyn is recently widowed and is searching for an outlet for her grief. She never thought it would be her husband's best friend Dash! The two begin to explore a world of hedonistic fantasies, but will they find bliss or lose control? For Adult Eyes Only!

5. Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris Midnight Crossroad (fiction, fantasy)
by Charlaine Harris

The first of a new trilogy from the famed author of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire series and basis for television series True Blood, Midnight Crossed is set in a small (and weird) western town named Midnight, Texas, where interesting inhabitants abound. When a dead body shows up, the plot begins to really unravel. There's no vampires here, but there is still a lot of mystery worth solving in this story.

6. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart We Were Liars (YA fiction)
by E. Lockhart

A modern, sophisticated suspense novel filled with dysfunctional drama and doomed romance aimed at the YA fiction set. Penned by New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart, We Were Liars concerns lifelong friends gathering together for their annual summer retreat on an island off of Cape Cod. A fateful accident turns one of the friends into an amnesiac who must try and mend the broken pieces of her life.

7. Skin Game by Jim Butcher Skin Game (fiction, fantasy) by Jim Butcher

The fifteenth book in Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden Files series, Skin Game is a fast-paced fantasy ride from the first page. Chicago private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden must help a group of supernatural villains break into the highest-security vault in town to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world, which just happens to belong to the one and only Hades. This book and series is the perfect combo of sci-fi, fantasy, and hard-boiled detective fiction rolled into one!

8. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See (historical fiction) by Anthony Doerr

Set in England and France during World War II, Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See is a book about the human sprit and the will to survive under insurmountable odds. The story of a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy whose lives cross paths, children thrust into a war-torn world and forced to make life a death decisions. Emotional and suspenseful, with intricately written detailed passages among the backdrop of history.

9. The Transfer by Veronica Roth The Transfer (YA science fiction)
by Veronica Roth

Here is a must read for fans who can't get enough of the Divergent series. There are four short-stories included in this collection, told from Tobias's perspective, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.

10. The Lincoln Myth by Steve Perry The Lincoln Myth (historical fiction, suspense thriller) by Steve Perry

A historical fiction novel heavy on the fiction, detailing the life and times of adventurer Cotton Malone. After finding a flaw in the United States Constitution and a subsequent mystery surrounding the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, Malone becomes intertwined in international intrigue and danger. Cryptic texts and political secrets fill this book, aiming to create a modern day Indiana Jones quest albeit turning out more like a 2nd rung National Treasure-esque conspiracy crusade.

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