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'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Tops Clinton-Macomb Library Check-Outs for 2012

See what the year's most popular books and DVDs were among Clinton-Macomb Public Library patrons.

With a total of 2,505 check-outs for the series as a whole, Diary of a Wimpy Kid was Mr. Popular among Clinton-Macomb Public Library patrons in 2012.

The six-book series by Jeff Kinney snagged the top six spots of the library's list of most-circulated books in 2012, with the sixth installment, Diary of a Wimply Kid: Cabin Fever, taking the No. 1 spot with 521 check-outs for the year.

Kathryn Stockett's The Help ranked No. 7 and surprisingly, or perhaps not surprisngly, the much talked about erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, didn't even crack the top 20 for books. 

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In film, sequels reigned, with Cars 2 pulling just 39 check-outs ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 for the title of most checked-out DVD at the library.

Check out what other books and DVDs were among the most popular among patrons this year:

Top 20 Books

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Top six spots)
  2. The Help
  3. Private Games
  4. Private: No. 1 Suspect
  5. Love in a Nutshell
  6. The Hunger Games, Part I
  7. Guilty Wives
  8. Explosive Eighteen
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  11. Smokin' Seventeen
  12. Kill Alex Cross
  13. The Best of Me
  14. The Litigators
  15. Now You See Her

Top 10 DVDs

  1. Cars 2
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 
  3. Moneyball
  4. The Help
  5. Bad Teacher
  6. Tangled
  7. The Hangover Part II
  8. Mr. Popper's Penguins
  9. The Smurfs
  10. The Change-up

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