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BPL: What is Boston reading?

The Boston Public Library keeps a tally on the most popular books. Find out what people are reading in the city.

According to the Boston Public Library website, the most read non-fiction book checked out from the library in August was “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

It’s runner up?

The works of Saturday Night Live’s Tina Fey, which has 423 holds on the 93 copies that are supposed to be on shelves.

The BPL keeps a running list of the top ten most popular novels that get yanked form their shelves and put them into a database to let other library members see what’s hot.

The following is a top ten list from August.

1.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

2.Bossypants by Tina Fey

3.Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

4.Lost in Shangri-la by Mitchell Zuckoff

5.Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

6.Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me

7.Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich

8.The Greater Journey by David G. McCullough

9.Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

10.The Invasion within by James Axtell

 
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