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01/31/2014 06:15 pm ET Updated Feb 01, 2014

Here Are The Most Popular Books Of 2013 From The Nation's Top-Ranked Library

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Gillian Flynn is a hit among readers from the nation's top-ranked library.

The Chicago Public Library -- which recently ranked first among all of the urban public library systems in the U.S. released its list of the most-circulated books of 2013 for fiction, non-fiction, teen and children's books earlier this week.

Unsurprisingly, many of the books making the CPL's most-popular list are by authors from Chicago or about the Windy City itself, including Flynn's "Gone Girl."

The library said the rankings reflect "the most checkouts and hold requests during calendar year 2013, regardless of when the books were published," which explains why somewhat dated picks ("Fifty Shades of Grey") and classics ("The Great Gatsby") made the cut.

FICTION

  • "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn
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  • "Fifty Shades Of Grey" by E.L. James
    http://www.eljamesauthor.com/books/fifty-shades-of-grey/
  • "Inferno" by Dan Brown
    http://www.danbrown.com/inferno/
  • "And The Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini,
    http://www.andthemountainsechoed.com/
  • "The Causal Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling
    Wikimedia
  • "Fifty Shades Darker" by E.L. James
    http://www.eljamesauthor.com/books/fifty-shades-darker/
  • "Alex Cross, Run" by James Patterson
    http://www.jamespatterson.com/books_alexCrossRun.php#.UuwX02SwJFU
  • "The Cuckoo’s Calling" by Robert Galbraith
    AP Photo/Mulholland Books
  • "A Deeper Love Inside" by Sistah Souljah
    http://www.sistersouljah.com/
  • "Fifty Shades Freed" by E.L. James
    http://www.eljamesauthor.com/books/fifty-shades-freed/
  • Honorable mention: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    AP Photo/Sotheby's

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NON-FICTION

  • "The Warmth Of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson
    http://isabelwilkerson.com/
  • "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg
    http://leanin.org/book/
  • "The Devil In The White City" by Erik Larson
    Wikimedia
  • "Quiet" by Susan Cain
    http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/
  • "After Visiting Friends" by Michael Hainey
    http://aftervisitingfriends.com/
  • "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed
    http://www.cherylstrayed.com/wild_108676.htm
  • "Shred" by Ian K. Smith, M.D.
    http://www.doctoriansmith.com/books/shred-the-revolutionary-diet/
  • Salt, Sugar, Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us" by Michael Moss
    http://michaelmossbooks.com/books/salt-sugar-fat/
  • "Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? (And Other Concerns)" by Mindy Kaling
    http://theconcernsofmindykaling.com/the-book
  • "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls" by David Sedaris
    Wikimedia
  • Hon. Mention: "The Third Coast" by Thomas Dyja
    http://www.thomasdyja.com/the-third-coast/

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TEEN

  • "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak
    Wikimedia
  • "Divergent" by Veronica Roth
    http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com/p/books.html
  • "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins
    http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/works.htm
  • "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
    http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/works.htm
  • "The Fault Of Our Stars" by John Green
    Wikimedia

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