The numbers have been crunched and we have the most popular books and movies at West Lincoln Public Library for 2016.
1st: Off the Grid by C.J. Box
Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They’re not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming’s Red Desert, and in return they’ll make Nate’s criminal record disappear.
But they are not what they seem, as Nate’s friend Joe Pickett discovers. They have a much different plan in mind, and it just may be something that takes them all down—including Nate and Joe. Available in Smithville, Caistorville and Wellandport.
2nd: Far from True by Linwood Barclay and NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson
3rd: 15th Affair by James Patterson and A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber
4th: Find Her by Lisa Gardner
5th: Obsession by Nora Roberts
Young Adult Fiction
All of our most popular young adult books were dystopian this year, but one in particular, not even a new one, beat out the rest…
Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.
The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature. Available in Smithville, Caistorville and Wellandport.
2nd: The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
3rd: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
4th: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
5th: The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
1st: Cloud Castle by Thea Stilton
The Thea Sisters have received an urgent message from their friend Will Mystery. The magical Land of Clouds is in danger. The mouselets must find out why the clouds are disappearing!
Once they enter the kingdom through Mount Everest, the mice meet fairies, elves, and unicorns on their way to the majestic Cloud Castle. But who can the Thea Sisters count on to help solve the mystery? It’s an incredible journey to restore harmony to this enchanted land! Available in Smithville and Wellandport.
2nd: Mouse House Hunter by Geronimo Stilton
3rd: Arthur’s Promise by Marc Brown and We Share Everything by Robert Munsch
4th: D.W. Thinks Big by Marc Brown, Franklin Goes to School by Paulette Bourgeois and Look at Me by Robert Munsch
5th: The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone by Stan Berenstain
1st: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. Available in Smithville and Caistorville.
2nd: The LEGO Play Book by Daniel Lipkowitz
3rd: Taste of Home’s Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes
4th: Truck by Elizabeth Haldane, A Rock Can Be…by Laura Purdie Salas and The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T.Rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award (R) winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation. Available in Smithville, Caistorville and Wellandport
3rd: The Martian
4th: Hyena Road, and Everest
5th: Barbie in Rock n’ Royals