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2016’s most read books at the Vancouver Public Library

Justin Trudeau, Ian Rankin, Elena Ferrante top the list of most checked-out authors this past year

By Maryse Zeidler, CBC News Posted: Dec 30, 2016 8:00 AM PT Last Updated: Dec 30, 2016 8:00 AM PT

Some of the most checked-out books at the Vancouver Public Library this year include memoirs, thrillers and classic novels.

For some, annual holiday traditions include carols, cookies and crafts.

But for those of a literary persuasion, they may also involve stocking up on books and settling under a warm blanket.

This list is for you, friends.

VPL’s top 10 most checked-out fiction

  1. Even Dogs in the Wild Ian Rankin, 2015
  2. All the Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doerr, 2014
  3. A Few of the Girls, Maeve Binchy, 2012
  4. Life After Life: A NovelKate Atkinson, 2013
  5. My Brilliant Friend: Childhood, AdolescenceElena Ferrante, 2013
  6. Speaking in BonesKathy Reichs, 2014
  7. The MartianAndy Weir, 2011
  8. The Order of ThingsGraham Hurley, 2015
  9. To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee, 1960
  10. A Tale for the Time BeingRuth Ozeki, 2013