Opinion

Whatcom libraries share top-read books for 2014

Whatcom County residents love their libraries and those institutions are evolving as media hubs. We wondered what books were most popular with readers in Bellingham and the Whatcom County communities outside Bellingham in 2014.

Lizz Roberts, community relations coordinator for the Whatcom County Library System, and Janice Keller, communications, community relations and programming manager for the Bellingham Public Library provided these lists.

Are some of your favorites here? We’d love to know what you’re reading. Tell us in story comments and on Facebook. We might use some of your comments in future stories.

Read on, Whatcom!

Bellingham Public Library

Adult — print

1. “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” Daniel James Brown

2. “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” Cheryl Strayed

3. “Gone Girl,” Gillian Flynn

4. “The Goldfinch,” Donna Tartt

5. “The Invention of Wings,” Sue Monk Kidd

6. “The Gods of Guilt,” Michael Connelly

7. “Sycamore Row,” John Grisham

8. “Takedown Twenty,” Janet Evanovich

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

10. “The Signature of All Things,” Elizabeth Gilbert

Teen — print

1. “The Fault in Our Stars,” Tom Green

2. “Divergent,” Veronica Roth

3. “Allegiant,” Veronica Roth

4. “Insurgent,” Veronica Roth

5. “The Book Thief,” Markus Zusak

Children — print

1. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio

2. “Horton Hears A Who!” Dr. Seuss

3. “The House of Hades,” Rick Riordan

4. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” J.K. Rowling

5.” The Mark of Athena,” Rick Riordan

Whatcom County Library System

All ages — print

1. “The Fault in our Stars,” John Green

2. “Divergent,” Veronica Roth

3. “Allegiant,” Veronica Roth

4. “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” Daniel James Brown

5. “Insurgent,” Veronica Roth

6. “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” Cheryl Strayed

7. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck,” Jeff Kinney

8. “Sycamore Row,” John Grisham

9. “Gone Girl,” Gillian Flynn

10. “The Book Thief,” Marcus Zusak

Teen — print

1. “The Fault in our Stars,” John Green

2. “Divergent,” Veronica Roth

3. “Allegiant,” Veronica Roth

4. “Insurgent,” Veronica Roth

5. “Mockingjay,” Suzanne Collins

Children — print

1. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck,” Jeff Kinney

2. “The Book Thief,” Marcus Zusak

3. “The House of Hades,” Rick Riordan

4. “Wet Pet,” Harriet Ziefert, Yukiko Kido

5. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever,” Jeff Kinney

Bonus: All ages — virtual

1. “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” Daniel James Brown

2. “Gone Girl,” Gillian Flynn

3. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” E. L. James

4. “Sycamore Row,” John Grisham

5. “The Fault in our Stars,” John Green

6. “Inferno,” Dan Brown

7. “Divergent,” Veronica Roth

8. “The invention of Wings,” Sue Monk Kidd

9. “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” Cheryl Strayed

10. “Never Go Back,” Lee Child

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