MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If you’re a parent in need of some holiday gift ideas, the Hennepin County Library just released its list of the most read books of 2011.

When it comes to kids, they like four authors the best. All the books on the Top 25 were from Daisy Meadows, Mary Pope Osborne, J.K. Rowling and Jeff Kinney.

Here is the entire list of 25 titles:

01. Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
02. Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
03. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
04. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal by Jeff Kinney
05. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
06. Eve of the Emperor Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne
07. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
08. The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
09. The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
12. Blizzard of the Blue Moon by Mary Pope Osborne
13. Ella the Rose Fairy by Daisy Meadows
14. Monday With a Mad Genius by Mary Pope Osborne
15. Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve by Mary Pope Osborne
16. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
17. Gabriella the Snow Kingdom Fairy by Daisy Meadows
18. Dark Day in the Deep Sea by Mary Pope Osborne
19. Penny the Pony Fairy by Daisy Meadows
20. Victoria the Violin Fairy by Daisy Meadows
21. Phoebe the Fashion Fairy by Daisy Meadows
22. Cherry the Cake Fairy by Daisy Meadows
23. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
24. Isabelle the Ice Dance Fairy by Daisy Meadows
25. Dragon of the Red Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne

As it turns out, teens prefer science fiction or futuristic fiction. Number one on that list was “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. It’s a sci-fi book for teens which is now being adapted into a movie. That was followed by “The Book Thief” and “Mockingjay.”

The number one book for adults is “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. Former Minnesotan John Sandford is number two with “Buried Prey.” Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is number three, and Jonathon Franzen’s “Freedom” is number four.

Comments (3)
  1. MAJ says:

    Buried Prey is the best book I’ve ever read. Couldn’t put it down.

  2. Alicia says:

    Read your own list — number five is Rick Riordan. Great book, too!

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