Top 100 books at Nassau, Suffolk libraries

"The Girl on the Train" was the most circulated book in both the Nassau and Suffolk library systems in 2016, according to data from the two counties.

"The Girl on the Train" was the most circulated book in both the Nassau and Suffolk library systems in 2016, according to data from the two counties. Here are the top 100 books in each county along with circulation numbers for each.

One caveat: a book's circulation may have as much to do with popularity as it does with the number of copies each library orders. If librarians anticipate more demand for certain books they can order more copies, leading to higher numbers. You can read more about Long Island library traffic here.

This database, which covers 62 of the 63 libraries in Suffolk and 51 of the 54 libraries in Nassau, was posted on March 2, 2017.

Top 6 books at Nassau libraries

The Girl on the Train
#1
The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins
5,264
The Nightingale
#2
The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah
4,806
Rogue Lawyer
#3
Rogue Lawyer

John Grisham
4,109
The Last Mile
#4
The Last Mile

David Baldacci
3,990
After You
#5
After You

Jojo Moyes
3,914
NYPD Red 4
#6
NYPD Red 4

James Patterson, Marshall Karb
3,811

Top 6 books at Suffolk libraries

The Girl on the Train
#1
The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins
2,174
The Last Mile
#2
The Last Mile

David Baldacci
2,067
The Nightingale
#3
The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah
4,806
15th Affair
#4
15th Affair

James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
1,662
Fool Me Once
#5
Fool Me Once

Harlan Coben
1,544
NYPD Red 4
#6
NYPD Red 4

James Patterson, Marshall Karb
1,541
Book rank county title author circulation
Book rank 1 county Nassau title The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins circulation 5,264
Book rank 1 county Suffolk title The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins circulation 2,174
Book rank 2 county Nassau title The Nightingale author Kristin Hannah circulation 4,806
Book rank 2 county Suffolk title The Last Mile author David Baldacci circulation 2,067
Book rank 3 county Nassau title Rogue Lawyer author John Grisham circulation 4,109
Book rank 3 county Suffolk title The Nightingale author Kristin Hannah circulation 1,674
Book rank 4 county Nassau title The Last Mile author David Baldacci circulation 3,990
Book rank 4 county Suffolk title 15th Affair author James Patterson and Maxine Paetro circulation 1,662
Book rank 5 county Nassau title After You / A Novel author Jojo Moyes circulation 3,914
Book rank 5 county Suffolk title Fool Me Once author Harlan Coben circulation 1,544
Book rank 6 county Nassau title NYPD Red 4 author James Patterson and Marshall Karp circulation 3,811
Book rank 6 county Suffolk title NYPD Red 4 author James Patterson and Marshall Karp circulation 1,541
Book rank 7 county Nassau title The Guilty author David Baldacci circulation 3,791
Book rank 7 county Suffolk title My Name Is Lucy Barton / A Novel author Elizabeth Strout circulation 1,240
Book rank 8 county Nassau title 15th Affair author James Patterson and Maxine Paetro circulation 3,723
Book rank 8 county Suffolk title Private Paris author James Patterson and Mark Sullivan circulation 1,184
Book rank 9 county Nassau title Private Paris author James Patterson and Mark Sullivan circulation 3,492
Book rank 9 county Suffolk title Blue / A Novel author Danielle Steel circulation 1,176
Book rank 10 county Nassau title My Name Is Lucy Barton / A Novel author Elizabeth Strout circulation 3,492
Book rank 10 county Suffolk title As Time Goes By / A Novel author Mary Higgins Clark circulation 1,140
Book rank 11 county Nassau title Fool Me Once author Harlan Coben circulation 3,301
Book rank 11 county Suffolk title Extreme Prey author John Sandford circulation 1,104
Book rank 12 county Nassau title Cross Justice author James Patterson circulation 3,267
Book rank 12 county Suffolk title The Obsession author Nora Roberts circulation 1,097
Book rank 13 county Nassau title All the Light We Cannot See / A Novel author Anthony Doerr circulation 3,123
Book rank 13 county Suffolk title The Guilty author David Baldacci circulation 1,095
Book rank 14 county Nassau title The Nest author Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney circulation 3,105
Book rank 14 county Suffolk title Rogue Lawyer author John Grisham circulation 1,038
Book rank 15 county Nassau title See Me / A Novel author Nicholas Sparks circulation 3,062
Book rank 15 county Suffolk title After You author Jojo Moyes circulation 1,010
Book rank 16 county Nassau title As Time Goes By / A Novel author Mary Higgins Clark circulation 2,950
Book rank 16 county Suffolk title Breakdown / An Alex Delaware Novel author Jonathan Kellerman circulation 979
Book rank 17 county Nassau title The Crossing / A Novel author Michael Connelly circulation 2,943
Book rank 17 county Suffolk title Miller's Valley / A Novel author Anna Quindlen circulation 964
Book rank 18 county Nassau title Old School author Jeff Kinney circulation 2,917
Book rank 18 county Suffolk title The Nest author Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney circulation 958
Book rank 19 county Nassau title Wonder author R. J. Palacio circulation 2,844
Book rank 19 county Suffolk title When Breath Becomes Air author Paul Kalanithi circulation 946
Book rank 20 county Nassau title The Games author James Patterson and Mark Sullivan circulation 2,822
Book rank 20 county Suffolk title Most Wanted author Lisa Scottoline circulation 919
Book rank 21 county Nassau title Blue / A Novel author Danielle Steel circulation 2,702
Book rank 21 county Suffolk title Property of a Noblewoman / A Novel author Danielle Steel circulation 863
Book rank 22 county Nassau title Most Wanted author Lisa Scottoline circulation 2,625
Book rank 22 county Suffolk title The Murder House author James Patterson and David Ellis circulation 825
Book rank 23 county Nassau title The Black Widow author Daniel Silva circulation 2,607
Book rank 23 county Suffolk title A Girl's Guide to Moving On / A Novel author Debbie Macomber circulation 819
Book rank 24 county Nassau title Truly Madly Guilty author Liane Moriarty circulation 2,525
Book rank 24 county Suffolk title The Crossing / A Novel author Michael Connelly circulation 804
Book rank 25 county Nassau title Cometh the Hour author Jeffrey Archer circulation 2,494
Book rank 25 county Suffolk title Find Her / A Novel author Lisa Gardner circulation 795
Book rank 26 county Nassau title Bullseye author James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge circulation 2,473
Book rank 26 county Suffolk title See Me author Nicholas Sparks circulation 784
Book rank 27 county Nassau title The Murder House author James Patterson and David Ellis circulation 2,461
Book rank 27 county Suffolk title Family Jewels author Stuart Woods circulation 765
Book rank 28 county Nassau title Precious Gifts / A Novel author Danielle Steel circulation 2,436
Book rank 28 county Suffolk title The Widow author Fiona Barton circulation 753
Book rank 29 county Nassau title The Marriage of Opposites / A Novel author Alice Hoffman circulation 2,411
Book rank 29 county Suffolk title Cometh the Hour author Jeffrey Archer circulation 751
Book rank 30 county Nassau title The Obsession author Nora Roberts circulation 2,350
Book rank 30 county Suffolk title The Bitter Season author Tami Hoag circulation 742
Book rank 31 county Nassau title Scandalous Behavior / A Stone Barrington Novel author Stuart Woods circulation 2,311
Book rank 31 county Suffolk title Cross Justice author James Patterson circulation 742
Book rank 32 county Nassau title Hard Luck author Jeff Kinney circulation 2,293
Book rank 32 county Suffolk title The Apartment / A Novel author Danielle Steel circulation 707
Book rank 33 county Nassau title Breakdown / An Alex Delaware Novel author Jonathan Kellerman circulation 2,281
Book rank 33 county Suffolk title Scandalous Behavior author Stuart Woods circulation 664
Book rank 34 county Nassau title Propertyof a Noblewoman / A Novel author Danielle Steel circulation 2,262
Book rank 34 county Suffolk title A Man Called Ove / A Novel author Fredrik Backman circulation 629
Book rank 35 county Nassau title The Long Haul author Jeff Kinney circulation 2,238
Book rank 35 county Suffolk title Precious Gifts / A Novel author Danielle Steel circulation 618
Book rank 36 county Nassau title All Dressed in White author Mary Higgins Clark circulation 2,229
Book rank 36 county Suffolk title Off the Grid / A Joe Pickett Novel author C.J. Box circulation 564
Book rank 37 county Nassau title Saving Sophie author Ronald H. Balson circulation 2,210
Book rank 37 county Suffolk title The Games author James Patterson and Mark Sullivan circulation 561
Book rank 38 county Nassau title Extreme Prey author John Sandford circulation 2,207
Book rank 38 county Suffolk title The Japanese Lover / A Novel author Isabel Allende circulation 554
Book rank 39 county Nassau title Miller's Valley / A Novel author Anna Quindlen circulation 2,191
Book rank 39 county Suffolk title Brotherhood in Death author J. D. Robb circulation 552
Book rank 40 county Nassau title Family Jewels author Stuart Woods circulation 2,163
Book rank 40 county Suffolk title Lilac Girls / A Novel author Martha Hall Kelly circulation 527
Book rank 41 county Nassau title A Man Called Ove / A Novel author Fredrik Backman circulation 2,154
Book rank 41 county Suffolk title Me Before You author Jojo Moyes circulation 524
Book rank 42 county Nassau title Leaving Time / A Novel author Jodi Picoult circulation 2,142
Book rank 42 county Suffolk title Dishonorable Intentions author Stuart Woods circulation 501
Book rank 43 county Nassau title Lilac Girls / A Novel author Martha Hall Kelly circulation 2,123
Book rank 43 county Suffolk title The Steel Kiss / A Lincoln Rhyme Novel author Jeffery Deaver circulation 465
Book rank 44 county Nassau title Dog Days author Jeff Kinney circulation 2,122
Book rank 44 county Suffolk title Gone Again / A Jack Swyteck Novel author James Grippando circulation 458
Book rank 45 county Nassau title Cabin Fever author Jeff Kinney circulation 2,118
Book rank 45 county Suffolk title The Guest Room / A Novel author Chris Bohjalian circulation 453
Book rank 46 county Nassau title The Apartment / A Novel author Danielle Steel circulation 2,097
Book rank 46 county Suffolk title All Dressed in White / An Under Suspicion Novel author Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke circulation 451
Book rank 47 county Nassau title The Ugly Truth author Jeff Kinney circulation 2,093
Book rank 47 county Suffolk title Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn author Ace Atkins circulation 440
Book rank 48 county Nassau title Rodrick Rules author Jeff Kinney circulation 2,081
Book rank 48 county Suffolk title The Summer Before the War / A Novel author Helen Simonson circulation 440
Book rank 49 county Nassau title The Third Wheel author Jeff Kinney circulation 2,025
Book rank 49 county Suffolk title My Brilliant Friend. Book One, Childhood, Adolescence author Elena Ferrante circulation 432
Book rank 50 county Nassau title Diary of a Wimpy Kid / Greg Heffley's Journal author Jeff Kinney circulation 2,012
Book rank 50 county Suffolk title Tricky Twenty-Two / A Stephanie Plum Novel author Janet Evanovich circulation 431

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