Big Library Read: This is Where it Ends

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Join millions of eBook readers around the world enjoying one book! The Big Library Read is sort of like the digital version of a library book club, in that everyone is encouraged to read the same book. This month’s Big Library Read is This is Where it Ends by Marieje Nijkamp.

Over the course of 54 harrowing minutes, the students at Opportunity High struggle to survive—and to understand why one boy started shooting…
This explosive, emotional, page-turning debut about a high school held hostage is told from the perspective of four teens—each with their own reason to fear the boy with the gun.

This eBook will be available for unlimited simultaneous downloads from October 13 to 27, which means no holds and no waitlist; just download and enjoy! All you will need is an active library card to start downloading, so visit the Mid Hudson Library System’s Digital Downloads site for instructions on how to get started on October 13.

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Big Library Read: Anatomy of a Misfit

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Join millions of eBook readers around the world enjoying one book! The Big Library Read is sort of like the digital version of a library book club, in that everyone is encouraged to read the same book. This fall’s Big Library Read is Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes.

Love or popularity? Anika Dragomir has done her best to hide the fact that she’s a freak. In fact, she’s climbed the social ladder to third most popular girl in school. But her romantic interest in former geek Logan McDonough could seriously jeopardize her standing – no matter how hot or mysterious he’s become. What’s a girl to do? Find out in this endearing, though-provoking, funny-yet-tragic young-adult debut novel from Andrea Portes.

This eBook will be available for unlimited simultaneous downloads from October 13 to 28, which means no holds and no waitlist; just download and enjoy! All you will need is an active library card to start downloading, so visit the Mid Hudson Library System’s Digital Downloads site for instructions on how to get started on October 13.

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Top Audio Book and E-Book Downloads of 2013

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It’s now 2014, and we can’t wait to see what new books this year will bring! But before we start the new year, lets take a look at the most popular audio book and e-book downloads of 2013 through the Mid Hudson Library System Digital Downloads site:

Top Ten Most Downloaded Audio Books

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins / 279 downloads
  2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins / 265 downloads
  3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins / 196 downloads
  4. The Black Box by Michael Connelly / 171 downloads
  5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn / 159 downloads
  6. The Forgotten by David Baldacci / 149 downloads
  7. The Racketeer by John Grisham / 138 downloads
  8. First Evidence by Ken Goddard / 129 downloads
  9. Zoo by James Patterson / 123 downloads
  10. NYPD Red by James Patterson / 117 downloads

Top Ten Most Downloaded E-Books

  1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn / 959 downloads
  2. The Racketeer by John Grisham / 636 downloads
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James / 592 downloads
  4. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James / 387 downloads
  5. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich / 346 downloads
  6. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James / 334 downloads
  7. A Wanted Man by Lee Child / 321 downloads
  8. Defending Jacob by William Landay / 305 downloads
  9. The Litigators by John Grisham / 296 downloads
  10. The Sins of the Mother by Danielle Steel / 294 downloads
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