‘The Girl on the Train’ was most checked-out book in 2015

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SAN DIEGO — “The Girl on the Train,” the thriller by author Paula Hawkins, was the most checked-out book and ebook in the San Diego County library system last year, the county reported Monday.

The novel debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list when it was published last January and spent 13 weeks at the top. It is being made into a movie.

“Gray Mountain,” by John Grisham, “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr, “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn and “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd made up the rest of the top five physical books checked out from county libraries.

The top five ebooks, following “The Girl on the Train,” were “Gone Girl;” “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E. L. James; “All the Light We Cannot See;” and “Eyes on You” by Kate White.

Entries in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series by Jeff Kinney took the top nine spots among children’s book checkouts.

The county reported that the top five movie checkouts were “The Book Thief,” “Maleficent,” “Noah,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “The Other Woman.”


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  • Idiot liberals

    What? Like 6 people “checked it out” the entire year?

    Who really uses a library any more (other than homeless and mentally ill)?

    The “library concept needs to go the way of the rotary dial phone.

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