Friday, September 07, 2012

Gone Girl

For the first time in ages the Library has a new number 1 'most popular book', finally knocking Fifty Shades of Grey of its perch: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This gripping thriller depicts a crumbling marriage from both the husband and wife's point of view. On the morning of their fifth anniversary Amy, the wife, disappears, casting suspicion on her husband, Nick. This book built in popularity all summer long, and it looks like it is continuing to build. The news that the film rights had been purchased by Reese Witherspoon added to the buzz. Check out Flynn's previous two novels, Sharp Objects and Dark Places as well.

The top ten most-requested books (aka "bestsellers") at the Library this week:
  1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  2. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
  3. Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
  4. Bones Are Forever by Kathy Reichs
  5. Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  6. Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
  7. Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James
  8. Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
  9. Sweet Tooth by Ian MacEwan
  10. Watching the Dark by Peter Robinson