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The books of summer, according to Oklahoma City library users

The top books of the summer are often tied to movies, Oklahoma City librarian says.
by Adam Kemp Modified: August 2, 2014 at 10:59 pm •  Published: August 1, 2014
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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:

Fiction

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.

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by Adam Kemp
Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Newsok.com. Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State...
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