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POPULAR ADULT FICTION 2015
As we look back at 2015, the following titles are some of the adult books checked out most at the Alton Public Library: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen, Room by Emma Donoghue, A Heart’s Disguise by Colleen Coble, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, Private Vegas by James Patterson, Memory Man by David Baldacci, X by Sue Grafton, Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey, Winter at the Door by Sarah Graves, Alert by James Patterson, All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz, The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks, The Cellar by Natasha Preston, and Heart’s Betrayal by Colleen Coble.

POPULAR YOUNG ADULT FICTION 2015
The young adult fiction books that were popular during the past year were: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, The House of Hades by Rick Riordan, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Allegiant by Veronica Roth, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Erak’s Ransom by John Flanagan, The Scorch Trials by James Dashner, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, and Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

POPULAR JUNIOR FICTION 2015
The following books made the list for 2015: Cheer Choice by Jake Maddox, Coach Hyatt is a Riot! By Dan Gutman, Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo, Sisters by Raina Telgemeier, Drama by Raina Telgemeier, The Unusual Suspects by Michale Buckley, Volleyball Dreams by Jake Maddox, Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O’Connor, Smile by Raina Telgemeier, and Far From Shore by Kiki Thorpe.

TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2015
Big Hero 6, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Unbroken, The Maze Runner, The Giver, Night at the Museum-Secret of the Tomb, The Book of Life, and Paddington.