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Paula Hawkins, Ta-Nahisi Coates books top NYPL check-outs

The Girl on the Train, Between the World

The Girl on the Train, Between the World and Me and When Breath Becomes Air were among the most popular books in New York City this year. Photo Credit: Penguin/Spiegel & Grau/Random House

New Yorkers clamored over copies of “The Girl on the Train” this year.

The best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins was the most checked-out book from the New York Public Library’s 92 locations in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island and its e-book catalog in 2016, the library announced Wednesday.

Beneath it on the top 10 list was Ta-Nehisi Coates’ non-fiction “Between the World and Me.” Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” also made the list.

Here are the top 10 books borrowed from the NYPL this year:

1) “The Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins

2) “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

3) “When Breath Becomes Air,” by Paul Kalanithi

4) “Go Set a Watchman,” by Harper Lee

5) “Why Not Me?,” by Mindy Kaling

6) “Modern Romance,” by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

7) “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee

8) “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt

9) “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr

10) “The Nightingale,” by Kristin Hannah


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