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]