Summer is a time for escape, whether for a quick weekend getaway to the lake or a two-week road trip with friends. It’s the perfect time to take a break from your troubles and check out from reality.
But for those that can’t afford a trip, more and more Oklahomans are checking out a book to enjoy during the hot summer days.
Kim Terry with the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library said records show that books with a film adaptation are the most popular this summer.
The most-viewed book on the library’s website is “The Fault In Our Stars,” a story by John Green in which a 16-year-old cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster meets and falls in love with fellow cancer patient Augustus Waters.
The film was adapted into a movie that was released in June.
The other most-viewed books are “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn and the three books of the “Divergent” series by Veronica Roth.
The New York Times Best Seller lists have the following reads as tops for the summer 2014:
1. “Act of War” by Brad Thor (Emily Bestler/Atria). The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath undertakes two dangerous missions as America faces an imminent attack.
2. “Power Play” by Catherine Coulter (Putnam). The FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are out to discover who is trying to kill the ambassador to Britain.
3. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown). A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
1. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House). An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in “World War Sunday Book Review | Books of The Times Review.”
2. “America” by Dinesh D’Souza (Regnery). A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film.
3. “Blood Feud” by Edward Klein (Regnery). A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.