Top Borrowed Library eBooks for August

overOverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for libraries and schools, announced the most borrowed digital books from public libraries for August 2015. Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train continues to dominate the top spot as the most popular eBook and audiobook title borrowed from the library. Released August 3, James Patterson’s mystery-thriller, Alert, was the most popular new release eBook and audiobook, while Sue Grafton’s much anticipated X made  a strong push in the last week of August. See the top five most borrowed digital books from OverDrive-powered libraries last month below.

The most borrowed eBooks and Audiobooks from libraries list is based on data from 34,000 libraries and schools worldwide that lend eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media via the OverDrive platform. In August, more than 15 million digital titles were borrowed from libraries across the globe. To borrow and read these popular titles and more from your local library, get started atOverDrive.com.

TOP 5 MOST BORROWED EBOOK TITLES FROM LIBRARIES IN AUGUST

  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Penguin Publishing Group)
  2. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
  3. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (HarperCollins)
  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown/Archetype)
  5. Grey by E.L. James (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

TOP 5 MOST BORROWED AUDIOBOOK TITLES FROM LIBRARIES IN AUGUST

  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, (Books on Tape)
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, (Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group)
  3. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (HarperCollins)
  4. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, (Simon & Schuster Audio)
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, (Scholastic Audio) 

TOP 5 NEW EBOOK RELEASES FROM LIBRARIES IN AUGUST

  1. Alert by James Patterson (Little, Brown and Company) – released 8/3
  2. Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber (Random House Publishing Group) – released 8/11
  3. Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner (Atria Books) – released 8/11
  4. The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman (Simon & Schuster) – released 8/4
  5. X by Sue Grafton (Penguin Publishing Group) – released 8/25 

TOP 5 NEW AUDIOBOOK RELEASES FROM LIBRARIES IN AUGUST 

  1. Alert by James Patterson (Blackstone Audio, Inc.) – released 8/3
  2. X by Sue Grafton (Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group) – released 8/25
  3. Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber (Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group) – released 8/11
  4. The Murderer’s Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman (Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group) – released 8/18
  5. Friction by Sandra Brown (Blackstone Audio, Ind.) – released 8/18 

About OverDrive
OverDrive is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, periodicals and streaming video to 34,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. We support all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™, and Kindle® (U.S. only). OverDrive offers all digital media on a single platform, and offers APIs to streamline a seamless user experience. OverDrive Read, the breakthrough EPUB and HTML5 browser-based reading experience, now supports fixed layout andnarrated eBooks. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. www.overdrive.com

 

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