OverDrive favourites of 2012

Hunger GamesWell there is no denying that our OverDrive e-book and audiobook collection is very popular. We are continually adding new titles but as soon as they are in – they are out! I thought it would be interesting to see what are our movers and shakers from last year were – and have to admit some suprise at the result. Despite all the publicity surrounding e-books there are actually just as many fans of downloadable audiobooks. I can understand that – headphones that are visible usually means less interruption.

The most popular OverDrive titles of 2012

  1. All Cry Chaos (AudioBook)
  2. The Hunger Games (e-book)
  3. The Hunger Games (AudioBook)
  4. Beachcombers (AudioBook)
  5. Dead by Midnight (AudioBook)  Beachcombers

Perhaps this year we will see the popularity of the sequel to The Hunger Games rise in popularity with plans afoot for a Catching Fire  movie. We do have copies of Suzanne Collin’s  Catching Fire and Mockingjay for you in both print, audio and e-book format so we do aim to please!

What has been your favourite OverDrive title? Do you prefer your audio to your e-books? Who got an eReader from Santa?

The colourful book covers of 2012

I posted earlier on the best book covers of New Zealand books this year. Here is another selection of the year’s best covers. There are two camps – The richly colourful:


And the equally beautiful, more tonally subdued tomes:


More book cover delights: