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HHS Library Announces Top Borrowed Books

Angelina Memmi and Natalie Taylor

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The Hershey High School Library is a popular place for students to hang out with their friends,  get work done, and check out their favorite books. These are the top five books HHS students have checked out over certain time periods. These books are ranked depending on when they were published, how long they’ve been checked out for, and when the library acquired them.

The past year

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. U-X-L Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters by Amy Hackney Blackwell
  3. MockingJay by  Suzanne Collins
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper E. Lee
  5. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

To Kill a Mockingbird has been a favorite for many years at HHS, and it is incorporated into the curriculum of the sophomore English classes.

The past two years

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. U-X-L Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters by Amy Hackney Blackwell
  3. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
  4. MockingJay by Suzanne Collins
  5. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The Throne of Glass series has been quite popular since the first book was released. Empire of Storms is the newest release from the series. Sarah J. Maas wrote the popular series A Court of Thorns and Roses.

The past six months

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. U-X-L Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters by Amy Hackney Blackwell
  3. MockingJay by Suzanne Collins
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper E. Lee
  5. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down is written by the oft-praised young adult author John Green, and many fans were waiting for his return with this novel. Since its release in October 2017, the book has won more than 20 awards, including #1 New York Times bestseller and #1 international bestseller. Turtles All the Way Down deals with teen depression and mental illness, and many readers can relate to these topics.

The past three months

  1. U-X-L Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters by Amy Hackney Blackwell
  2. Ctrl + Z: The Right to be Forgotten by Meg Leta Jones
  3. The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders by Brigham Narins
  4. The Remedy by Suzanne Young
  5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

U-X-L Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters has been checked out by a certain HHS student who would like to one day become a meteorologist. According to Allison Mackley, the HHS librarian, this student has checked out and renewed the book for several years, and each time they renew it, it counts as a new time being checked out.

The past 11 years

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  4. Thirteen Reasons Why: a novel by Jay Asher
  5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games has been a fan favorite at HHS for several years, and its popularity will most likely stay strong in the years to come. This book kicked off the start of the young adult dystopian genre.

After seeing what your peers are reading, do you think you’ll join them?

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