I was curious to see which recent books have been borrowed the most often from Laidlaw Library, so I generated a report. In case you’re curious too, here are the results:
Top 5 books published in 2008:
It’s early days yet, since some 2008 books have only been in our collection for a few months — but so far, these are our most popular titles of 2008:
- The uses and abuses of history / Margaret MacMillan.
- The donut : a Canadian history / Steve Penfold.
- Bonk : the curious coupling of science and sex / Mary Roach.
- The white tiger : a novel / Aravind Adiga.
- Through black spruce / Joseph Boyden.
Top 5 books published in 2007:
- A thousand splendid suns / Khaled Hosseini.
- Better : a surgeon’s notes on performance / Atul Gawande.
- My years as Prime Minister / Jean Chrétien.
- The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science / Norman Doidge.
- Whose war is it? : how Canada can survive in the post-9/11 world / J.L. Granatstein.
Top 5 books published in 2006:
- Suite française / Irène Némirovsky
- I still love you : five plays / Daniel MacIvor.
- The upside of down : catastrophe, creativity and the renewal of civilization / Thomas Homer-Dixon.
- The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream / Barack Obama.
- Just medicare : what’s in, what’s out, how we decide / edited by Colleen M. Flood.