Top 10 ebooks Downloaded from OverDrive Digital Library in May 2015

By Peter SM RSS Fri, June 5, 2015

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in May 2015.

More than 62,200 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month!

Taking the number one spot this month is Paula Hawkins' suspenseful debut The Girl on the Train. It along with other Mystery and Suspense Thriller genre titles captured the majority of the spots in this month's Top 10. James Patterson places two ebooks on the most downloaded list this month, Invisible and Hope To Die, while other various titles from the Romance, Historical Fiction, and YA Fiction genres round out the top spots.

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

1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train (fiction, suspense)
by Paula Hawkins

The first of two novels at the top of this month's list that both feature "unreliable narrators", The Girl on the Train is a classic and suspensefully thrilling page turner. Rachel rides the same commuter train every morning, a boring and predictable experience each ride, until she catches a shocking glimpse of the unspeakable. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Gone Girl (fiction, mystery suspense thriller)
by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl, the best-selling book now turned blockbuster movie, is the tale of a wife gone missing, a suspected husband, a nosey community, sensational media blitz, and the lies everyone tells to themselves and others to safegurad their own dark secrets.

3. 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.

4. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Big Little Lies (fiction)
by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies is a cracked mirror vision reflecting the dysfunctional world of three women and their families. Madeline, Celeste, and Jane all have secrets and will do anything to protect their lives built on lies. But after a tragic accident, can they spin enough lies to cover up a murder? Smart and scandalous, shocking and sad, Liane Moriarty's novel will have you gasping and guessing what is really going on until the very last page.

5. If I Stay by Gayle Forman If I Stay (YA fiction, romance)
by Gayle Forman

Another YA fiction title that recently got the movie adaptation treatment (starring Chloe Moretz), If I Stay concerns a teenageer crippled by a life-changing event and how she must decide what to let go of in order to live. Emotional melodrama at it's highest.

6. 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.

7. Invisible by James Patterson Invisible (fiction, mystery & suspense)
by James Patterson

No stranger to these lists, James Patterson makes the top 10 again this month with one of his latest books, Invisible. A scary whodunnit centered around a crazed (or crazy) FBI researcher whose life is full of nightmares about unsolved cases. The day she finds the piece of evidence that ties all the unexplained cases together is when the real mystery starts and you'll be on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

8. Personal by Lee Child Personal (fiction, mystery suspense thriller)
by Lee Child

Jack Reacher returns in the latest seat-of-your-pants suspense ride novel from Lee Child. Still retired but always being pulled back into service, Reacher is the perennial "I'm gettin' too old for this shit" action star. This time, the State Department and the CIA come calling as someone is trying to put a bullet in the president's head at the G-8 Summit. Reacher must get pull through the fog of past demons to save the day in this action-packed thriller!

9. Hope to Die by James Patterson Hope to Die (fiction, mystery suspense thriller)
by James Patterson

Best-selling author and frequent monthly Top 10-maker James Patterson pens another thrill-packed adventure in the Alex Cross series. The detective is being stalked by a psychotic genius and his family is in the cross-hairs. Cross will have to use all his courage and cunning to survive, but what will he sacrifice to save the ones he loves?

10. The One and Only by Emily Giffin The One & 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?

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When can we expect new digital books to be uploaded? It has been almost two months since anything has been added. Love the ability to borrow the digital books!!!
Monday, June 8, 2015

Hi CJK - Thanks for your comment. The Free Library's new fiscal year begins on July 1st. So you can look forward to many new titles then!
Jamie W - Philadelphia
Wednesday, June 10, 2015