Saturday, March 21, 2009

What was your favorite new non-fiction title in the past year?

We've added a new booklist, based on a customer suggestion, that identifies some of the most popular Non-Fiction titles in the libraries' collection for 2008. Titles in this list were chosen based on the number of times individual copies of these titles circulated in the 2008 calendar year.

Obviously, this tends to emphasize titles that were added in early 2008, which therefore had greater opportunities to be checked out than non-fiction titles that were added at the end of the year.

This new list inspires us to ask visitors to the BookGuide Blog -- What was your favorite new non-fiction title from the past year?


Anonymous said...

Don't know if it was my absolute favorite, but one of my favorites was definitely the book about Dewey the library cat in Iowa. I'm not really a cat person -- too many allergies -- but I really wished I could have met Dewey...he sounded like a wonderful cat. And a wonderful spokesperson for that library!

Trixie said...

My favorite nonfiction last year was:

The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science. By Natalie Angier. Houghton, $27 (9780618242953).

It was on the American Library Association Notable Books list for 2008, so maybe is a little older than 2008. Great book! Interesting information about science for non-scientists. Written so well and so humorously that the non-scientist enjoys it anyway.