Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library October 2014

By Peter SM RSS Fri, November 7, 2014

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

More than 62,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month!

Taking the number one spot this month was the holiday-themed romance The Christmas Wedding Ring. There were 2 other Romance titles that made the most-downloaded list this month and for some additional romance-themed reading, check out this recent issue of Entertainment Weekly that put a spotlight on the genre. Mystery and Suspense Thrillers filled the majority of this month's Top 10, with titles from mainstays of those genres including James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, John Sandford, and Faye Kellerman. There was also one lone nonfiction title this month, the conspiracy theory-laden Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly.

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

1. The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery The Christmas Wedding Ring (fiction, romance)
by Susan Mallery

The ever-impending push of the holiday season is upon us, evidenced by this month's #1 most downloaded ebook. Dumped by her fiance just before Christmas, Molly is ready to rekindle an old flame just in time for Christmas. The only gift she wants under her tree is Dylan's love, but when he discovers the secret she's been keeping, she may wind up left with a lump of coal. Can love triumph with a Christmas miracle?

2. Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly Killing Patton (nonfiction, history)
by Bill O'Reilly

The newest entry from political blowhard Bill O'Reilly's historical "Killing" series. This time he focuses his attention on the mysterious circumstances leading up to the death of General George S. Patton, Jr. following the end of World War II. Although listed as a nonfiction title, the conspiracy theory-heavy content within veers pretty close to fiction the majority of the time. But why let facts get in the way of a good story? Read for yourself and make up your own conclusions.

3. The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen The Perfect Witness (fiction, suspense thriller)
by Iris Johansen

A twist-filled thriller that reads like a mashup of Gone Girl and The Dead Zone. Author Iris Johansen gives us the story of a woman who can read minds (literally!) and whose photographic memory lands her in the Witness Protection Program after she sees a mob-land killing. Now her cover is blown, her family is in danger, and she’s on the run. The suspense is high and the action over the top in this literary thrill ride.

4. Deadline by John Sandford Deadline (fiction, mystery & suspense)
by John Sandford

The 8th book in the Virgil Flowers Series opens with a school board meeting in which a vote is taken on whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. From there, our hero Flowers winds up looking into a dog-napping case which lands him right smack in the middle of a murder that's—you guessed it—a local reporter. Small-town suspense, politics, and corruption all add up to one fast-paced thriller with just enough mystery elements to keep you guessing until the very last page.

5. The Lost Key by Catherine Coulter The Lost Key (fiction, thriller)
by Catherine Coulter

The latest entry in the international spy and thriller series, Agent Drummond and his partner are called on to investigate the stabbing of a naval historian and antiquities dealer on Wall Street. The man's last dying words, “The key is in the lock.” Can Drummond find the key to unlock that cryptic lock in time?

6. Private Down Under by James Patterson Private Down Under (fiction, thriller)
by James Patterson

With the 7th book in the Private Series, James Patterson graces our top 10 list for another month. This time, he's taking the detectives down under! At a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Australian Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors. The party is interrupted when a blood-soaked and bullet-ridden stranger staggers in the building. The bodies quickly mount up over the next few days, but who is the oft-kilter killer? Another patented Patterson mystery unfolds in this fast-paced novel.

7. Murder 101 by Faye Kellerman Murder 101 (fiction, mystery thriller)
by Faye Kellerman

That crime fighting, sleuthing, mystery solving married couple Decker and Lazarus are back in Murder 101. They've moved to upstate New York to make a new life for themselves; Decker finds his new small town police force boring, while Lazarus finds herself happy closer to family. Their idyllic new life is interrupted when a murder rocks the sleepy town and draws the two into a deep web of nasty secrets, cold-case crimes, international intrigue, and ruthless people who kill for sport.

8. His to Claim by Carew Opal His to Claim (fiction, romance)
by Carew Opal

Rafe: business mogul by day, rock star by night. Melanie: his shy secretary. She's just been asked to go on tour with his band, Savage Kiss. Can she keep it strictly professional or will the two give in to their secret passions? Erotic romance with a rock 'n' roll beat!

9. The Earl's Mistress by Liz Carlyle The Earl's Mistress (historical fiction, romance)
by Liz Carlyle

A dark and sensuous romance novel that is a cross between a Regency-set tome and Fifty Shades of Grey. Isabella was the first to refuse the advances of the wicked Earl of Hepplewood with a slap across his stubbled face. Fate sends her back into his arms, but can the earl amend his evil ways of darkness and behave with honor for the first time in his life?

10. Larger Than Life by Jodi Picoult Larger Than Life (fiction)
by Jodi Picoult

This novella is set in the wilds of Africa, introducing the character of elephant researcher Alice from Picoult's newest novel, Leaving Time. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat but must only observe and never interfere. That all changes when she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. A story of love, loss, and the bonds between us all.

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I would like to read Private Sydney, by James Patterson
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