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Most Checked-Out Books of 2013: 'Gone Girl' by Gillian Flynn Tops List

By Kyla Gardner | December 16, 2013 6:51am
 The most checked-out books form the Chicago Public Library from January to November 2013.
Most Checked-Out Books of 2013
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CHICAGO — 2013 was the year of reading local for Chicagoans.

The most checked-out book from the Chicago Public Library this year was the thriller "Gone Girl" by Ukrainian Village-based author Gillian Flynn.

Also making the list was No. 8-ranking "Divergent," a novel set in a dystopian version of Chicago and written by Edgewater-based author Veronica Roth.

The film version of "Divergent" has been filming around Chicago, with the movie set to premiere in March.

Also high on the list were the 2013 and 2012 selections for the library's "One Book, One Chicago" campaign: "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Greatest Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson and "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak.

In non-local favorites, all three books from each of the wildly popular trilogies "The Hunger Games" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" also made the top 15.

Here are the top 15 most checked-out books from Chicago Public Library from January to November:

1. "Gone Girl: A Novel" by Gillian Flynn, published in 2012

2. "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Greatest Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson, 2010

3. "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James, 2012

4. "Inferno: A Novel" by Dan Brown, 2013

5. "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, 2007

6. "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini, 2013

7. "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins, 2009

8. "Divergent" by Veronica Roth, 2011

9. "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling, 2012

10. "Fifty Shades Darker" by E.L. James, 2012

11. "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins, 2008

12. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green, 2012

13. "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins, 2010

14. "A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story" by Sister Souljah, 2013

15. "Fifty Shades Freed" by E.L. James, 2012