WESTPORT, Conn. Its officially summer in Westport, and, for many, that means more down time to do things there isnt normally time for like read a book, or two.
With so many titles to choose from, selecting the right read can be a challenge. But the Westport Library can help.
Currently, the most requested book at the library is Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, said Marta Campbell, director of collection management. There are 76 people waiting to get their hands on a copy, she said. That number is down from 121, as the library orders books based on demand to keep wait times down.
The three books in the Fifty Shades series have been in the top three spots on the New York Times Book Review for many weeks. Despite its current popularity, though, Campbell said she doesnt think Fifty Shades of Grey will be the hottest book of the summer.
Interest in it is already fading, she said. Its a fad.
Her prediction for this summers must-read book is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. The novel, a psychological thriller, is currently No. 2 on the librarys weekly bestsellers list. There are 51 people waiting for a copy, Campbell said.
At the Westport Barnes & Noble, Gone Girl" is one of the books sellers cannot keep on the shelves is. Also, The Amature, a nonfiction book by Edward Klein, is selling well.
Other current bestsellers at the library include Lifeboat by Westport author Charlotte Rogan; Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen; Bring Up The Bodies by Hillary Mantel; Canada by Richard Ford; The Innocent by David Balducci; Shoemakers Wife by Adriana Trigiani; Wild by Cheryl Strayed; and Mission to Paris by Alan Furst.
For people looking to go beyond the bestsellers list, other popular reads include The Cove by Ron Rash, a literary novel about World War I; NW a contemporary literature novel by Zadie Smith; 11/22/63, a novel by Stephen King about a time traveler who tries to prevent the Kennedy assassination; and Seating Arrangements, a chick-lit novel by Maggie Shipstead.
Campbell said there are several new releases coming out that people should keep an eye out for as well, such as Racketeer by John Grisham and I Hate Everyone Starting With Myself by Joan Rivers.
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