Bentley Library Top 10 Books, DVDs & Audiobooks for 2015/16

If it’s May, it’s time for the Bentley Library Top 10!

top10-2015-2016At the end of every academic year we query the library’s circulation system to rank the library’s most popular books, audiobooks, DVDs and OverDrive downloadable books based on the number of times they have been borrowed. (Course reserves are excluded from the reports.)

This year the Bentley community favored Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and John Grisham’s Rogue Lawyer, both of which made appearances on the book, audiobook and OverDrive lists. Remarkably, writer Michael Lewis had three different books in the rankings – Liar’s Poker, Flash Boys and The Big Short – and as an added bonus the movie adaptation of The Big Short scored a spot on the top DVDs list. The only other author to match Lewis’ popularity was the prolific James Patterson, although Patterson didn’t do it all on his own… Two of the three Patterson titles that appear below were co-authored – The Murder House (with David Ellis) and 14th Deadly Sin (with Maxine Paetro).

This is the 7th year that we have compiled our library’s “bestsellers” lists. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the reading and viewing habits of the Bentley community as much as we do.

Browse the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2015-2016 in the categories of Popular Reading, Stacks (regular book collection), Audiobooks, Popular DVDs, OverDrive Downloadable eBooks and OverDrive Downloadable Audiobooks. With so many ties in this year’s rankings, you have even more to choose from!

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks

  • 1. GETTING TO YES: NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITHOUT GIVING IN
  • by Roger Fisher and William Ury [check availability]
  • 2. LIAR’S POKER: RISING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE ON WALL STREET
  • by Michael Lewis [check availability]
  • 3. (tie) HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE by Dale Carneige
  • [check availability]
  • 3. (tie) THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J. D. Salinger [check availability]
  • 3. (tie) THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE by Michael Lewis
  • [check availability]
  • 6. (tie) AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL LEARNING: WITH APPLICATIONS IN R
  • by Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie & Robert Tibshirani
  • [check availability]
  • 6. (tie) OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]
  • 8. (tie) TIME SERIES ANALYSIS: WITH APPLICATIONS IN R by Jonathan D. Cryer &
  • Kung-Sik Chan [check availability]
  • 8. (tie) FLASH BOYS: A WALL STREET REVOLT by Michael Lewis [check availability]
  • 8. (tie) RICH DAD, POOR DAD: WHAT THE RICH TEACH THEIR KIDS ABOUT MONEY
  • – THAT THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS DO NOT by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • [check availability]

Top 10 Most Circulated Audiobooks [Compact Disc]

Top 10 Most Circulated DVDs from the Popular DVD Collection

Top 10 Downloaded eBooks (OverDrive)

Top 10 Downloaded Audiobooks (OverDrive)

View previous Bentley Library Top 10 lists:

Enjoy!

Bentley Library Top 10 Books, DVDs & Audiobooks, 2014/15

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Are you one of those people who looks around to see what other people are reading on the train? Are you curious to know which movies and TV shows your fellow colleagues and students are watching? Have you been considering trying out an audiobook, but would like a recommendation? If so, you will appreciate the 6th annual Bentley Library Top 10!

Every May we query the library’s circulation system to rank the library’s most popular books, audiobooks, DVDs and OverDrive downloadable books based on the number of times they have been borrowed during the academic year (excluding any items placed on reserve for a class). With so many ties in this year’s rankings, you have even more to choose from.

Compiling the library’s “bestsellers” lists is one of our favorite activities; we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Browse the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2014-2015 in the categories of Popular Reading, Stacks (regular book collection), Audiobooks, Popular DVDs, OverDrive Downloadable eBooks and OverDrive Downloadable Audiobooks:

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks

  • 1. FLASH BOYS: A WALL STREET REVOLT by Michael Lewis [check availability]
  • 2. VEGAN SOUL KITCHEN: FRESH HEALTHY AFRICAN AMERICAN CUISINE
  • by Bryant Terry [check availability]
  • 3. (tie) GETTING TO YES: NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITHOUT GIVING IN
  • by Roger Fisher and William Ury [check availability]
  • 3. (tie) WOMEN AND MADNESS by Phyllis Chesler [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) APPLYING UML AND PATTERNS: AN INTRODUCTION TO OBJECT-ORIENTED
  • ANALYSIS AND DESIGN AND ITERATIVE DEVELOPMENT by Craig Larman
  • [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE: A MANAGERS GUIDE TO KNOWING WHAT THE
  • NUMBERS REALLY MEANY by Karen Berman and Joe Knight [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN STOCKS: A WINNING SYSTEM IN GOOD TIMES
  • OR BAD by William J. O’Neil [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER AND ITS SPECTRUM: A LIFE SPAN
  • APPROACH edited by Eric A. Storch and Dean McKay [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky
  • [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) THINK AND GROW RICH by Napoleon Hill [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) THINKING FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE
  • AND REDEMPTION by Laura Hillenbrand [check availability]

Top 10 Most Circulated Audiobooks [CD and Playaway]

Top 10 Most Circulated DVDs from the Popular DVD Collection

*Note: the most popular TV series based on total checkouts for all episodes of the series were (1) GAME OF THRONES, (2) HOUSE OF CARDS, (3) HOMELAND and (4) THE WALKING DEAD.

Top 10 Downloaded eBooks (OverDrive)

Top 10 Downloaded Audiobooks (OverDrive)

View previous Bentley Library Top 10 lists:

2009/10   |    2010/11   |   2011/12  |   2012/13   |   2013/14

Enjoy!

Our Top 10 Most Popular Books, DVDs & Audiobooks, 2013/2014

top10-2013-2014If you’ve ever wondered what the Bentley University community is reading, watching, and listening to, then we have the lists for you! Our 5th annual Bentley Library Top 10 details the library’s most popular books, audiobooks and DVDs based on the number of times they have been borrowed during the academic year (excluding any items placed on reserve for a class). There were many ties in the rankings this year, giving you even more to choose from.

This year G. R. R. Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice series (“Game of Thrones” series) dominated the book, audiobook and DVD lists. Books that saw movie releases this year were very popular, with The Book Thief, The Fault in Our Stars, Ender’s Game, The Wolf of Wall Street and Divergent all appearing in our Top 10 book lists. Remarkably, four books by Malcolm Gladwell appear on the lists, including a fifth consecutive appearance by The Outliers: The Story of Success.

Compiling the Top 10 lists is one of our favorite annual activities; we hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Browse the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2013-2014 in the categories of Popular Reading, Stacks (regular book collection), Audiobooks, Popular DVDs, OverDrive Downloadable eBooks and OverDrive Downloadable Audiobooks:

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks

  • 1. (tie) SEEING THE ELEPHANT: UNDERSTANDING GLOBALIZATION FROM TRUNK
  • TO TAIL by Peter Marber [check availability]
  • 1. (tie) OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]
  • 1. (tie) THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR: THE CLASSIC TEXT ON VALUE INVESTING
  • by Benjamin Graham [check availability]
  • 4. LIAR’S POKER : RISING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE ON WALL STREET
  • by Michael Lewis [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) BIG DATA: A REVOLUTION THAT WILL TRANSFORM HOW WE LIVE, WORK,
  • AND THINK by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) THE WOLF OF WALL STREET by Jordan Belfort [check availability]
  • 7. (tie) ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card [check availability]
  • 7. (tie) LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WILL TO LEAD by Sheryl Sandberg
  • [check availability]
  • 9. (tie) BOND MARKETS, ANALYSIS, AND STRATEGIES by Frank J. Fabozzi
  • [check availability]
  • 9. (tie) FREAKONOMICS: A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES THE HIDDEN
  • SIDE OF EVERYTHING by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner [check availability]
  • 9. (tie) MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins[check availability]
  • 9. (tie) PEOPLE SKILLS: HOW TO ASSERT YOURSELF, LISTEN TO OTHERS,
  • AND RESOLVE CONFLICTS by Robert Bolton [check availability]
  • 9. (tie) THE 48 LAWS OF POWER by Robert Greene [check availability]
  • 9. (tie) THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak [check availability]
  • 9. (tie) ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE by Robert M. Pirsig
  • [check availability]

Top 10 Most Circulated Audiobooks [CD and Playaway]

Top 10 Most Circulated DVDs from the Popular DVD Collection

Top 10 Downloaded eBooks (OverDrive)

*check availability by logging-in at http://bentleydownload.lib.overdrive.com/

  • 1. A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE SERIES (combined checkouts for the series) by
  • George R. R. Martin
  • 2. GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
  • 3. DIVERGENT TRILOGY (combined checkouts for the series) by Veronica Roth
  • 4. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY TRILOGY (combined checkouts for the series) by
  • E. L. James
  • 5. (tie) ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: MY YEAR IN A WOMEN’S PRISON by
  • Piper Kerman
  • 5. (tie) THE DINNER by Herman Koch
  • 5. (tie) THE CUCKOO’S CALLING by Robert Galbraith
  • 5. (tie) INFERNO by Dan Brown
  • 9. (tie) AMERICAN WIFE by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • 9. (tie) THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

Top 10 Downloaded Audiobooks (OverDrive)

*check availability by logging-in at http://bentleydownload.lib.overdrive.com/

  • 1. THE HUNGER GAMES SERIES, (combined checkouts for the series) by
  • Suzanne Collins
  • 2. (tie) A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE SERIES (combined checkouts for the series) by
  • George R. R. Martin
  • 3. BOSSYPANTS by Tina Fey
  • 4. (tie) THE LEAN STARTUP: HOW TODAY’S ENTREPRENEURS USE CONTINUOUS
  • INNOVATION TO CREATE RADICALLY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES by Eric Ries
  • 4. (tie) THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman
  • 5. (tie) THE BUY SIDE: A WALL STREET TRADER’S TALE OF SPECTACULAR EXCESS
  • by Turney Duff
  • 5. (tie) LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WILL TO LEAD by Sheryl Sandberg
  • 5. (tie) WE ARE WATER by Wally Lamb
  • 8. (tie) ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac
  • 8. (tie) DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US by Daniel Pink
  • 8. (tie) FALL OF GIANTS: THE CENTURY TRILOGY, BOOK 1 by Ken Follett
  • 8. (tie) QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP
  • TALKING by Susan Cain
  • 8. (tie) SERIOUSLY — I’M KIDDING by Ellen DeGeneres
  • 8. (tie) BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING by Malcolm Gladwell
  • 8. (tie) OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS by Malcolm Gladwell
  • 8. (tie) THE TIPPING POINT : HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE by
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • 8. (tie) HOW WILL YOU MEASURE YOUR LIFE? by Clayton M. Christensen,
  • James Allworth, & Karen Dillon
  • 8. (tie) ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: MY YEAR IN A WOMEN’S PRISON by
  • Piper Kerman
  • 8. (tie) DAD IS FAT by Jim Gaffigan
  • 8. (tie) THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman
  • 8. (tie) THE CUCKOO’S CALLING by Robert Galbraith
  • 8. (tie) AFTER I’M GONE by Laura Lippman

Top 10 Most Popular Books, DVDs & Audiobooks

Move over New York Times bestseller list, it’s time for the annual Bentley Library Top 10! Each May we query our database to find out which books, audiobooks and DVDs have circulated the most times during the academic year (excluding any items placed on reserve for a class).  There are many ties in the rankings this year, so each of the lists includes more than ten titles, giving you even more to choose from.

This year’s most popular fiction included top10-2012-2013blockbusters by J. K. Rowling, Gillian Flynn and E. L. James. In nonfiction, Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail appeared on the both the books and audiobooks lists.  Remarkably, Malcolm Gladwell’s The Outliers landed in the Top 10 for a fourth consecutive year!

Books that were released as movies fared well, including Life of Pi, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Hunger Games and Cloud Atlas. The Top 10 DVDs list is an interesting mix of TV series and movies, from Downton Abbey to The Game of Thrones and The Avengers to The Iron Lady.

Compiling the Top 10 lists is one of our favorite annual activities; we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!  Browse the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2012-2013 in the categories of Popular Reading, Stacks (regular book collection), Audiobooks, Popular DVDs, OverDrive Downloadable eBooks and OverDrive Downloadable Audiobooks:

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks

Top 10 Most Circulated Audiobooks [CD and Playaway]

Top 10 Most Circulated DVDs from the Popular DVD Collection

Top 10 Downloaded eBooks (OverDrive)
*check availability by logging-in at http://ezp.bentley.edu/OverDrive/bentleyu

  • 1.     (tie) THE ART FORGER by B. A. Shaprio
  • 1.     (tie) CLOUD ATLAS by David Mitchell
  • 1.     (tie) LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel
  • 1.     (tie) LIVE BY NIGHT by Dennis Lehane
  • 5.     (tie) THE 19TH WIFE by David Ebsershoff
  • 5.     (tie) THE END OF MONEY by David Wolman
  • 5.     (tie) THE RACKETEER by John Grisham
  • 5.     (tie) WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM? by Hedrick Smith
  • 9.     (tie) THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT by Mark Haddon
  • 9.     (tie) THE DINNER by Herman Koch
  • 9.     (tie) THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB by Will Schwalbe
  • 9.     (tie) HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Jamie Ford
  • 9.     (tie) THE WORLD WE FOUND by Thrity Umrigar

Top 10 Downloaded Audiobooks (OverDrive)
*check availability by logging-in at http://ezp.bentley.edu/OverDrive/bentleyu

  • 1.     SNOOP: WHAT YOUR STUFF SAYS ABOUT YOU by Sam Gosling
  • 2.     (tie) FALL OF GIANTS by Ken Follett
  • 2.     (tie) THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by Matthew Quick
  • 2.     (tie) A WEEK IN WINTER by Maeve Binchy
  • 2.     (tie) WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks
  • 6.     (tie) ANTIFRAGILE: THINGS THAT GAIN FROM DISORDER by Nassim Nicholas
  • Taleb
  • 6.     (tie) ARGO by Antonio Mendez
  • 6.     (tie) THE ART FORGER by B. A. Shapiro
  • 6.     (tie) BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 6.     (tie)  THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA by Lauren Weisberger
  • 6.     (tie) THE FORGOTTEN by David Baldacci
  • 6.     (tie) THE RACKETEER by John Grisham
  • 6.     (tie) HEADS IN BEDS; A RECKLESS MEMOIR OF HOTELS, HUSTLES AND
  • SO-CALLED HOSPITALITY by Jacob Tomsky

Our Top 10 Most Popular Books, DVDs & Audiobooks for 2011/2012

Once again, it’s time to announce the Bentley Library Top 10!  Each May we query our database to find out which books, audiobooks and DVDs have circulated the most times during the academic year.

This year, it came as no surprise that some of our most circulated books and audiobooks have also been hits at the theater and on TV, including The Hunger Games trilogy, The Help, A Game of Thrones and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  We’ve also come to expect appearances by authors Michael Lewis and Malcom Gladwell, whose popular works of nonfiction are perennial favorites here at the Bentley Library.  You’ll note that this year our DVD Top 10 is actually a “Top 17”, but we had a number of films tied for the top spots and we didn’t want to leave any of your favorites off the list.  Lastly, we’re really excited about the addition of two new lists – Downloaded eBooks and Downloaded Audiobooks.  We’ve only had our downloadable book service for about a month, but we are already logging some impressive statistics.

Without further adieu, here are the the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2011-2012 in the categories of Popular Reading, Stacks (regular book collection), Audiobooks, Popular DVDs, Downloadable eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks:

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

  1. THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides  [check availability]
  2. STATE OF WONDER by Ann Patchett [check availability]
  3. THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern [check availability]
  4. STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson [check availability]
  5. MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs [check availability]
  6. A GAME OF THRONES by George R. R. Martin [check availability]
  7. THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis [check availability]
  8. THE LEFTOVERS by Tom Perrotta [check availability]
  9. THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett [check availability]
  10. THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain [check availability]

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks

  1. THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay) by Suzanne Collins [check availability]
  2. MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE by David K. Eiteman [check availability]
  3. LIAR’S POKER by Michael Lewis [check availability]
  4. THE FACEBOOK EFFECT by David Kirkpatrick [check availability]
  5. OUTLIERS by Malcom Gladwell [check availability]
  6. BOND MARKETS, ANALYSIS AND STRATEGIES by Frank J. Fabozzi [check availability]
  7. AN UNQUIET MIND by Kay Redfield Jamison [check availability]
  8. FREAKONOMICS by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner [check availability]
  9. THE SOCIAL ANIMAL by David Brooks [check availability]
  10. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE by Daniel Goleman [check availability]

Top 10 Most Circulated Audiobooks [CD and Playaway]

  1. BOSSYPANTS by Tina Fey [check availability]
  2. SERIOUSLY – I’M KIDDING by Ellen DeGeneres [check availability]
  3. 11/22/63 by Stephen King [check availability]
  4. THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis [check availability]
  5. THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC by Julie Otsuka [check availability]
  6. DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY by P. D. James [check availability]
  7. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson [check availability]
  8. THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett [check availability]
  9. BLINK by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]
  10. BRANDWASHED by Martin Lindstrom [check availability]

Top 10 Most Circulated DVDs from the Popular DVD Collection

  1. WALL STREET [check availability]
  2. THE SOCIAL NETWORK [check availability]
  3. DEXTER [check availability]
  4. THE WIRE [check availability]
  5. BREAKING BAD [check availability]
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Top 10 Downloaded eBooks
*check availability by logging-in at http://ezp.bentley.edu/OverDrive/bentleyu

  1. CALICO JOE by John Grisham
  2. A GAME OF THRONES by George R. R. Martin
  3. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS by George R. R. Martin
  4. THE DRESSMAKER by Kate Alcott
  5. THE POWER OF HABIT by Charles Duhigg
  6. NAKED by David Sedaris
  7. SONG OF SOLOMON by Toni Morrison
  8. BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS by Katherine Boo
  9. THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC by Julie Otsuka
  10. DEFENDING JACOB by William Landay

Top 10 Downloaded Audiobooks
*check availability by logging-in at http://ezp.bentley.edu/OverDrive/bentleyu

  1. THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay) by Suzanne Collins
  2. 1984 by George Orwell
  3. CALEB’S CROSSING by Geraldine Brooks
  4. DEFENDING JACOB by William Landay
  5. LITTLE BEE by Chris Cleave
  6. LORDS OF FINANCE by Liaquat Ahamed
  7. THE SHACK by William Paul Young
  8. TOO BIG TO FAIL by Andrew Ross Sorkin
  9. FREAKONOMICS by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
  10. HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE by Dale Carnegie

Our Top 10 Most Circulated Books, DVDs & Audiobooks!

Once again, it’s time to announce the Bentley Library Top 10!  Each May we query our database to find out which books, audiobooks and DVDs have circulated the most times during the academic year (excluding any items placed on reserve for a class).

So, what were this year’s trends? In non-fiction, books about the financial crisis and negotiating proved to be very popular. Financial journalist Michael Lewis scored two slots in the top 10 with books that took a revealing look at Wall Street – his 1989 bestseller Liar’s Poker and its 2010 sequel The Big Short. Over on the fiction side, two trilogies were huge hits – The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins and the Millennium series (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, et al.) by Stieg Larsson. Not surprisingly, both series are bound for the big screen.  Maybe next year we’ll see them on our Top 10 DVDs list?!

Below you’ll find the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2010-2011 in the categories of POPULAR READING, STACKS (regular book collection), AUDIOBOOKS and POPULAR DVDs. Drumroll, please…

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

  1. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS by Malcom Gladwell [check availability]
  2. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE by Michael Lewis [check availability]
  3. FREEDOM: A NOVEL by Jonathan Franzen [check availability]
  4. CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins [check availability]
  5. EAT, PRAY, LOVE by Elizabeth Gilbert [check availability]
  6. THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett [check availability]
  7. INNOCENT by Scott Turow [check availability]
  8. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST by Stieg Larsson [check availability]
  9. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE by Stieg Larsson [check availability]
  10. PRIVATE by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro [check availability]

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks (regular book collection)

  1. LIAR’S POKER: RISING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE ON WALL STREET by Michael Lewis [check availability]
  2. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE by R. A. Brealey, S. C. Myers & F. Allen [check availability]
  3. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE by Michael Lewis [check availability]
  4. PEOPLE SKILLS: HOW TO ASSERT YOURSELF, LISTEN TO OTHERS AND RESOLVE CONFLICTS  by Robert Bolton [check availability]
  5. THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins [check availability]
  6. THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE by Stephen Covey [check availability]
  7. BARGAINING FOR ADVANTAGE: NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES FOR REASONABLE PEOPLE by G. Richard Shell [check availability]
  8. THE SNOWBALL: WARREN BUFFET AND THE BUSINESS OF LIFE by Alice Schroeder [check availability]
  9. BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]
  10. GETTING TO YES: NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITHOUT GIVING IN by Roger Fisher [check availability]

Top 10 Most Circulated Audiobooks

  1. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen [check availability]
  2. EARTH (THE AUDIOBOOK) by Jon Stewart [check availability]
  3. FREAKONOMICS: A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES THE HIDDEN SIDE OF EVERYTHING by Steven Levitt [check availability]
  4. NUDGE: IMPROVING DECISIONS ABOUT HEALTH, WEALTH AND HAPPINESS by Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein [check availability]
  5. THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK: ESCAPE 9-5, LIVE ANYWHERE, AND JOIN THE NEW RICH by Timothy Ferriss [check availability]
  6. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST by Stieg Larsson [check availability]
  7. ROOM: A NOVEL by Emma Donoghue [check availability]
  8. BLACK HILLS by Nora Roberts [check availability]
  9. SUPERFREAKONOMICS by Steven Levitt [check availability]
  10. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE by Michael Lewis [check availability]

Top 10 Most Circulated Popular DVDs

  1. THE HURT LOCKER [check availability]
  2. SHUTTER ISLAND [check availability]
  3. SHERLOCK HOLMES [check availability]
  4. THE BLIND SIDE [check availability]
  5. ALICE IN WONDERLAND [check availability]
  6. V FOR VENDETTA [check availability]
  7. (500) DAYS OF SUMMER [check availability]
  8. UP [check availability]
  9. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS [check availability]
  10. THE HANGOVER [check availability]

Bentley Library Top 10 Most Circulated Items Lists

You’re probably familiar with the The New York Times weekly bestseller lists and Amazon’s Top 100 books and DVDs lists. But did you know that here at the Bentley Library we track our own “best sellers” each academic year?

Check out the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2009-2010 in the categories of POPULAR READING, STACKS (regular book collection), AUDIOBOOKS and POPULAR DVDs.

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

  1. THE LOST SYMBOL by Dan Brown [check availability]
  2. ALEX CROSS’S TRIAL by James Patterson & Richard Dilallo [check availability]
  3. I, ALEX CROSS by James Patterson [check availability]
  4. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE by Stieg Larsson [check availability]
  5. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL  by Tucker Max [check availability]
  6. DEAD AND GONE by Charlaine Harris [check availability]
  7. THE LAST SONG by Nicholas Sparks [check availability]
  8. THE SHACK: A NOVEL by William P. Young [check availability]
  9. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson [check availability]
  10. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks

  1. FREAKONOMICS: A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES THE HIDDEN SIDE OF EVERYTHING by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner [check availability]
  2. A COLOSSAL FAILURE OF COMMON SENSE: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE COLLAPSE OF LEHMAN BROTHERS by Lawrence G. McDonald with Patrick Robinson [check availability]
  3. HOUSE OF CARDS: A TALE OF HUBRIS AND WRETCHED EXCESS ON WALL STREET by William D. Cohan [check availability]
  4. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE by Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers & Franklin Allen [check availability]
  5. BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]
  6. POT POLITICS: MARIJUANA AND THE COSTS OF PROHIBITION by Mitch Earleywine [check availability]
  7. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger [check availability]
  8. ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS by Ulric J. Gelinas, Jr.,  Steve G. Sutton & James E. Hunton [check availability]
  9. THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE: A NOVELby Audrey Niffenegger [check availability]
  10. RICH DAD, POOR DAD: WHAT THE RICH TEACH THEIR KIDS ABOUT MONEY – – THAT THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS DO NOT! by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter [check availability]

Top 10 Most Circulated Audiobooks

  1. SUPERFREAKONOMICS: GLOBAL COOLING, PATRIOTIC PROSTITUTES, AND WHY SUICIDE BOMBERS SHOULD BUY LIFE INSURANCE by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner [check availability]
  2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE by Stieg Larsson [check availability]
  3. THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett [check availability]
  4. THE PROFESSIONAL by Robert B. Parker [check availability]
  5. THE INFORMANT by Kurt Eichenwald [check availability]
  6. THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC by Richard Russo [check availability]
  7. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson [check availability]
  8. TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer [check availability]
  9. PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL: THE HIDDEN FORCES THAT SHAPE OUR DECISIONS by Dan Ariely [check availability]
  10. I AM AMERICA (AND SO CAN YOU!) by Stephen Colbert [check availability]

Top 10 Most Circulated Popular DVDs

  1. BLOW [check availability]
  2. GRAN TORINO [check availability]
  3. THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX [check availability]
  4. THE READER [check availability]
  5. WALL-E [check availability]
  6. ENTOURAGE, SEASON 3 [check availability]
  7. WEEDS, SEASON 4 [check availability]
  8. GANGS OF NEW YORK [check availability]
  9. THE PROPOSAL [check availability]
  10. WATCHMEN [check availability]