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Amy Schumer, 'The Girls,' WBEZ Reporter Among Library's Top Picks in 2016

By Heather Cherone | January 11, 2017 1:04pm | Updated on January 11, 2017 3:51pm
 The Chicago Public Library has compiled a list of the most checked-out books for adults, teens and kids published in 2016.
The Chicago Public Library has compiled a list of the most checked-out books for adults, teens and kids published in 2016.
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CHICAGO — The results are in.

The city's librarians crunched the numbers to determine which books for adults, teens and kids published in 2016 were checked out most often.

Here are the books that topped the charts at the Chicago Public Library:

Fiction

"The Girls"

By Emma Cline

Set in California during the 1960s, this novels details the fate of a teenager who is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader, according to its publisher.

"The Nest"

By Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab, according to its publisher.

"The Underground Railroad"

By Colson Whitehead

This novel chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South, according to its publisher.

Nonfiction

"When Breath Becomes Air"

By Paul Kalanithi

This memoir from Kalanithi chronicles his transformation from a naive medical student into a neurosurgeon and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality, according to its publisher.

"The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo"

By Amy Schumer

The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress and writer mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationship and sex that shaped her.

"The South Side"

By Natalie Moore

This book by a WBEZ reporter shines a light on contemporary segregation on the South Side of Chicago through reported essays that tell the stories of people who live there, according to its publisher.

See the full list, including books for teens and children, here.