QUEENS — Queens library visitors just love literary fiction.
Psychological thriller “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins and “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah were among the most popular books that were checked out in 2015 from the library, which has 62 branches throughout the borough.
“We really had a good year with a lot of very popular literary fiction,” said Jason Reddy, the library’s collection development manager.
He said that "Go Set a Watchman," the long-awaited sequel to Harper Lee's literary classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," was often checked out because many book clubs chose to read it.
“We also continue to see popularity of mysteries, especially Scandinavian mysteries, and thrillers,” Reddy said.
“Grey” by E.L. James and “Rogue Lawyer” by John Grisham were also among the most checked-out books of 2015.
The most popular non-fiction titles included “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates and “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo.
“I guess people are interested in feng shui, organizing their apartments and their spaces,” said Reddy, adding that dozens of readers are currently on a waiting list for the book.
Children's series "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney, "Dork Diaries" by Rachel Renee Russell and "The Heroes of Olympus" by Rick Riordan also made the list, the library said.
The most popular books at Queens Library in 2015:
"The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins
"Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee
"The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah
Popular bestselling fiction
"Grey" by E.L. James
"Rogue Lawyer" by John Grisham
"Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing" by Marie Kondo
"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (series) by Jeff Kinney
"Dork Diaries" (series) by Rachel Renee Russell
"The Heroes of Olympus" (series) by Rick Riordan