What You Read

What are the books most borrowed in U.S. libraries?

According to the Library Journal, the most borrowed fiction title in February/March was “The Help,” Kathryn Stockett’s book about a young white woman who exposes the racism of her prosperous friends by writing the stories of the black 'help' in America's deep south of the early 1960’s. No fooling it's popular. That’s why GRRL has 70 copies, all checked out. Place your hold to get it soon, if you haven't already.

The most borrowed nonfiction title was “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

Most of the titles on the fiction list are from popular and well-known authors such as Tami Hoag, James Patterson and David Baldacci. The nonfiction list has its usual share of diet books, biographies and politically themed books representing the polarity of current politics. One thing library staff will tell you after looking at this list: Central Minnesota reads the same books as the rest of the country.