Quartz Ranks Most Popular Library Books in U.S. Cities

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman and Paula Hawkins’ novel The Girl on the Train are some of the bestselling books of the year, so it’s no surprise that these books are also the most popular books being checked out of libraries in New York, Seattle, San Diego and Baltimore.

Quartz.com has created a map of which books are the most popular in libraries across the country. The site partnered with 15 city libraries to find out the highest ranking adult fiction recently in circulation. Here is more from Quartz:

The time period for the checkout lists varied by library, but all were each library’s most recent figures. Some libraries provided Quartz with lists for July, others for August, and some provided lists that spanned multiple recent months. Because Go Set a Watchman was released on July 15, its popularity could be underrepresented by some libraries’ lists.