Mystery books most popular category of high school library

Media specialist Abby Hendrickson said more than 1,000 books have been checked out this school year.

The top genres include mystery (344 books total), realistic fiction (245 books total), fantasy (178 books total), historical fiction (137 books total ), dystopian (134 books total), and nonfiction (from 300-399 section, 148 total books).

Despite these being the top book genres, you also have to take into consideration that a few of these books were probably checked out for required reading in English classes.

The top four books include E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars, Karen McManus’ One of Us is Lying, Suzanne Collins’ new Hunger Games book The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and, last but not least, Jenny Han’s fiction novel It’s Not Summer Without You.

Out of these four books, the only one that was required for a class was E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars. The book is used in Rachel Sears’ English class.

Despite the fact that the most popular book in the library is for a class, more than 1,323 books from all of the top book genres have been checked out. There are 21 more books checked out than the student population.

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