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The Help’ and ‘The Lovely Bones’ Climb the Most Downloaded Books from the Library Lists

Dan Brown’s ‘The Lost Symbol’ continues its run at the top of the eBook and audiobook charts

The Metropolitan Library System announced the ‘Most Downloaded Books from the Library’ for January 2010 from their eMedia collection at http://www.metrolibrary.org. After being included on countless “Best of 2009” lists, Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help” rose to No. 2 on the most downloaded adult fiction audiobook list and No. 4 on the eBook chart. Alice Sebold’s “The Lovely Bones” also saw a surge in downloads with the release of the motion picture adaptation, hitting No. 2 on the adult fiction eBook list and No. 5 on the audiobook list. Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol” topped the audiobook and eBook charts for the fifth consecutive month, while digital books by James Patterson, Sarah Palin, and Michael Crichton were also among the most downloaded books from the library in January.

The ‘Most Downloaded Books from the Library’ lists are organized by subject and format, and compiled based on activity at more than 10,000 libraries in the OverDrive global network.                                                                               

Most Downloaded Audio and eBooks from the Library - Adult Fiction (January 2010)



“U” is for Undertow

Sue Grafton

13 ½

Nevada Barr

1st to Die

James Patterson

Alex Cross’s Trial

James Patterson, Richard DiLallo

Bed of Roses

Nora Roberts


Dean Koontz

I, Alex Cross

James Patterson

Pirate Latitudes

Michael Crichton

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson

The Help

Kathryn Stockett

The Last Song

Nicholas Sparks

The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown

The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold

Vision in White

Nora Roberts

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.