Boston Public Library
Top Circulating Books
Updated December 1, 2005

Fiction titles are shelved alphabetically by the author's last name

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  3. Lifeguard: A Novel by James Patterson
  4. The Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown
  5. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
  6. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
  7. The Closers: A Novel by Michael Connelly
  8. The Broker by John Grisham
  9. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  10. 4th of July: A Novel by James Patterson


  1. Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF448.G53 2005
  2. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    HB74.P8L479 2005
  3. 1776 by David McCullough
    E208.M396 2005
  4. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Friedman
    HM846.F74 2005
  5. A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive by David Pelzer
    HV883.C2P45 1995
  6. Boston: All One Family by Bill Brett
    TR681.F3B74 2005
  7. Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being by Andrew Weil
    QP86.W445 2005
  8. The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
    DG674.2.B47 2005
  9. Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans
    PN2287.S6764A3 2005x
  10. Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich
    HD5708.55.U6E47 2005

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