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It is always interesting to see what people like to read.  We have previously listed the most popular fiction for adult readers from our most recent fiscal year, so now we will scan other categories.

Top Adult Nonfiction
As is typical, the practical, the local, and the stories dominated use of nonfiction during 2009-10.

Many people recognize the need to obtain their GED, so the Steck-Vaughn GED manual was the single most-borrowed title in adult nonfiction.

Cookbooks are always heavily used, along with biography, animals, comics, history, social issues, true crime, and local history.  These were the most borrowed titles:

America’s Most Wanted Recipes: delicious recipes from your family’s favorite restaurants, by Ron Douglas

Paula Deen’s The Deen Family Cookbook

Yum-O! the family cookbook, by Rachel Ray
Going Rogue: an American life, by Sarah Palin
The Glass Castle: a memoir, by Jeannette Walls

Storey’s Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America, by Judith Dutson
Hank Ketchum’s Complete Dennis the Menace

Methland: the death and life of an American small town, by Nick Reding
Diners, Drive-Ins, Dives: an All-American road trip . . . with recipes!, by Guy Fieri
The Complete Peanuts, by Charles Schultz
Little Heathens: hard times and high spirits on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression, by Mildred Armstrong

Guinness World Records 2009
The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook, by Erin Chase
Paula Deen Celebrates!
Down Home with the Neelys

Slow Cooker: the best cookbook ever, by Diane Phillips
The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman

Family Collection Cookbook
Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts

Rachel Ray’s Big Orange Book
Draw Horses, by Lee Hammond
Man of Constant Sorrow: my life and times, by Ralph Stanley
China Road: a journey into the future of a rising power, by Rob Gifford
Jewell Ridge: portrait of a coal town, by Louise Leslie and Terry W. Mullins
Tazewell County, by Louise Leslie and Terry W. Mullins

From 11th  – 14th
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, by Jujood Ali
Making Rounds with Oscar: the extraordinary gift of an ordinary cat, by David Dosa
Tazewell, by Louise B. Leslie and Terry W. Mullins
Jack the Ripper’s Secret Confession: the hidden testimony of Britain’s first serial killer
Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications, by Marvin E. Levin
The Ultimate Diabetes Meal Planner, by Jaynie F. Higgins
Training Your Dog, by Dominique De Vito
Crocheting in Plain English, by Maggie Righetti
Listening Is an Act of Love: a celebration of American life from the StoryCorps Project
Burke’s Garden, by Louise B. Leslie and Terry W. Mullins
Julie and Julia: 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen, by Julie Powell
Drawing Down the Moon: the art of Charles Vess
The Murder of King Tut: the plot to kill the child king, by James Patterson
Give Your Heart to the Hawks: a tribute to the mountain men, by Winfred Blevins

So many books, so many ideas, so little time?  Try listening to audio while you do other activities.
Ask us for suggestions to help you find the nonfiction that meets your needs and interests.  Visit us at or call 988-2541.

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