These were the most borrowed books at the Boston Public Library in 2015

When Boston readers went to the library this year, they showed some hometown pride by borrowing books with local ties.

While national best-seller The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins claimed first place as the most borrowed book from Boston Public Library in 2015, a few titles written by Massachusetts authors or about Boston broke the top 10.

Burlington native and ex-Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler’s memoir Yes Please was the most popular nonfiction book, as well as the fifth most borrowed book overall. Former Boston Globe and Boston magazine contributor Anita Diamant’s 2014 novel The Boston Girl topped that, coming in third overall in the library’s collection, while also taking third place in fiction. Kids also showed local author Jeff Kinney — who lives in Plainville — their appreciation, making Diary of a Wimpy Kid the most popular juvenile book and the seventh most borrowed overall.


The top 10 most borrowed titles in 2015:

1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

2. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

3. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

5. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

6. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

8. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

See all of the Boston Public Library’s top 10 listings here.

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