Top 10 ebooks Downloaded from OverDrive Digital Library in June 2015

By Peter SM Wed, July 15, 2015

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

More than 83,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month!

Taking the number one spot this month is Kate White's Eyes on You along with four other Mystery and Suspense Thriller genre titles captured half 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 lone nonfiction title that cracked the top 10 this month is Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling account of WWII POW Louis Zamperini's tale of survival, Unbroken.

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

1. Eyes on You by Kate White Eyes on You (fiction, suspense)
by Kate White

A TV personality is targeted by a frenemy in this  riveting psychological suspense tale. Coincidences and accidents tally up until they are too blatant to ignore, as the clues point to a coworker and peer. Will our protagonist be able to solve the mysterious circumstances and unmask the fiend before she loses everything, inluding her life?


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

Continuing with the "unreliable narrator" theme, 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?


4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.


8. 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?

9. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Unbroken (nonfiction, biography and history)
by Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand's best-seller Unbroken tells the powerful true story of WWII POW Louis Zamperini, who after crash landing in the Pacific Ocean, survived on a life raft fending off sharks, thirst and starvation, and enemy aircraft. It's no wonder this book was adapated for the screen by the Coen brothers and directed by actress and activist Angelina Jolie.

10. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Orphan Train (historical fiction)
by Christina Baker Kline

Our One Book, One Philadelphia pick for 2015 and still going strong on patrons to-read lists!
Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.

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