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

May 28, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

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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!

On Display: Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month

May 27, 2015 by Kristen · Comment 
Filed Under: displays

Exciting journeys await you between the covers of the books in this month’s display. Experience the wilderness of Mt. McKinley with Christopher Johnson McCandless, as told by Jon Krakauer in the book Into the Wild. Learn how to make your garden a beautiful oasis with From Yard to Garden: The Domestication of America’s Home Grounds by Christopher Grampp.

Book cover image of "Off the Beaten Path".There are so many wonderful places to visit across the United States; from the mountains of New England to Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Unfortunately travel can be expensive. If you are on a budget, or don’t have a lot of free time, why not check out a book? Travel to some of these wonderful places during your lunch break or while sitting at your local park!

Not a reader? Laugh along with John Candy and Dan Aykroyd in the 1988 comedy The Great Outdoors. Relive childhood memories of summer camp with Wes Anderson’s stylized film Moonrise Kingdom. Experiencing the outdoors doesn’t necessarily mean being outdoors!

If you already have camping plans for this summer, why not check out Campfire Cuisine: Gourmet Recipes for the Great Outdoors, by Robin Donovan or The Great Outdoors Cookbook, by Sunset Magazine, for some inspiration on cooking in the wilderness.

From new and contemporary authors, like Cheryl Strayed, to old favorites like Henry David Thoreau, let the words of these individuals transport you to times and places of great adventure.

Summer is just around the corner!  Everyone is eager to get outside to enjoy some beautiful weather.  It is no wonder that June is National Great Outdoors month!

Writing Center & ESOL Center Open During Summer Session

May 18, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news

The Writing Center and the ESOL Center are both open this summer and offer their assistance to all Bentley undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in summer session classes. Students are encouraged to make an appointment online at https://bapps.bentley.edu, but walk-ins are also welcome. Both centers are located on the lower level of the library.

The Writing Center
May 18 – August 6

Monday – Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Writing Center staff are available to provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills. Students can drop in during open hours, but appointments are encouraged. Schedule an appointment online, or call 781.891.3173 to make an appointment.

The ESOL Center
May 27 – July 29

Monday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Looking for help with writing, presentations, pronunciation and conversation enrichment? Come to the ESOL Center. Bentley University students whose home language is not English are invited to take advantage of the free tutorial services offered by Bentley’s ESOL Center. All students (including graduate students) can schedule an appointment online, call 781.891.2021 to make an appointment, or drop in to see if a faculty tutor is available.