Friday, April 1, 2016

Top 25 New Books

Here is a list of the Top 25 NEW Books that checked out most frequently from Burbank Public Library in the past three months. It illustrates a few things:

  1. Half of the 25 novels (12) are part of a series--and most of those are fantasy or science fiction;
  2. Five others are the start to a new series (the majority of which are fantasy);
  3. Of the 10 stand-alone books, however, seven of the nine are realistic fiction (trending towards either gritty, thriller, or romantic).


  • Burbank teens seem to be a loyal bunch, willing to follow a series out to its conclusion;
  • Most of the series readers are interested in fantasy or sci fi;
  • But realistic fiction definitely has its place for Burbank teens!

Carry On : The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow /
          Rainbow Rowell
What We Saw / Aaron Hartzler
Never Always Sometimes / Adi Alsaid
The Isle of the Lost : A Descendants novel /
          Melissa de la Cruz
The Game of Lives / James Dashner
Winter / Marissa Meyer
The Rose Society / Marie Lu
Happily Ever After /
          Kiera Cass (illustrated by Sandra Suy)

Six of Crows / Leigh Bardugo
The Rest of Us Just Live Here / Patrick Ness
Zeroes / by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and
          Deborah Biancot
The Sleeper and the Spindle / Neil Gaiman
           (illustrated by Chris Riddell)
Need / by Joelle Charbonneau
How to Be Brave / E. Katherine Kottaras
Dangerous Lies / Becca Fitzpatrick
Trouble is a Friend of Mine / Stephanie Tromly
A Step Toward Falling / Cammie McGovern

Illuminae / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
The Fate of Ten: Book Six of the Lorien Legacies /
          Pittacus Lor
Extraordinary Means / Robyn Schneider
A Court of Thorns and Roses / Sarah J. Maas
All In: A Naturals novel / Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess:
           A Girl Genius novel / Phil and Kaja Foglio
Unforgiven: A Fallen novel / Lauren Kate
Signs Point to Yes / Sandy Hall
The Selection Stories: The Prince & the Guard / Kiera Cass
Queen of Shadows / Sarah J. Maas

New books for teens are in special sections at all three libraries--be sure to check out those shelves to see the latest teen fiction!

(Highlighted books are linked to reviews, either of that book or of previous books in that series. If you have read one of these, please write us a review for the blog! We'd love to publish you.)

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