NY Public Library announces top books of 2015

The New York Public Library released its end-of-the-year list of the most checked-out books of 2015. Michael Alvarez, of the Bronx Library Center, says different

The New York Public Library released its end-of-the-year list of the most checked-out books of 2015.

The New York Public Library released its end-of-the-year list of the most checked-out books of 2015. (12/29/15)

THE BRONX - The New York Public Library released its end-of-the-year list of the most checked-out books of 2015.

Michael Alvarez, of the Bronx Library Center, says different communities chose different top books, but in 35 locations in the Bronx, the most-borrowed book was actually a test-review book.

Alvarez says that the Test Assessing Secondary Completion prep book ranking first comes as no surprise to librarians.

The selection coincides with an increase in graduation rates across the city, according to the Department of Education, although the Bronx ranks the lowest with just over 59 percent.

The second- and third-place books in the Bronx were the novels "NYPD Red 3," by James Patterson and Marshall Karp, and "Leaving Time," by Jodi Picoult.

Across the entire city, "Leaving Time" is the top-ranked book, followed by "Girl on the Train," by Paula Hawkins and "Go Set a Watchman," Harper Lee's long-awaited sequel to her classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Puerto Ricans in one Bronx community officially wrapped 1 Puerto Ricans wrap up holiday season in Kingsbridge
2 Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 15
Isaiah Williams is currently in the hospital recovering 3 Man recovering after deadly Boston Road crash
Some small business owners along Kingsbridge Road say 4 Kingsbridge Road business owners blame landlords for struggles
A retaining wall along the Cross Bronx Expressway 5 Cleanup underway after bricks fall on Cross Bronx

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE