What Downers Grove is Reading

The Downers Grove Public Library compiles a list of the most popular books of summer 2012.

Patch asked the staff of the what books have been checked out the most this summer. Here is the list the staff drew up. The titles are not listed in any particular order. How many of them have you read?


  • Fifty Shades of Grey—E.L. James
  • Gone Girl—Gillian Flynn
  • Next Best Thing—Jennifer Weiner
  • Backfire—Catherine Coulter
  • I, Michael Bennett—James Patterson


  • Unbroken a World War II Airman's Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption —Laura Hillenbrand
  • Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back—Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
  • Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited—Elaine  Schein
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened—Jenny Lawson
  • Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake—Anna Quindlen
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail—Cheryl Strayed
Suzanne Matthies August 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Glad to see "Wild" on the list. Every step of this emotional journey written so honestly and so beautifully I could not put it down.


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