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The 13th Annual Books By The Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival will be held Saturday, October 26 the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. Along with more than 100 authors who will talk with patrons and sign copies of their books, there will be author panels and discussions; a kids zone and teen scene with a variety of activities and entertainment; sponsor tables; and an onsite bookstore from Joseph Beth Booksellers.Cincinnati Public Radio will have a table - stop by and say hi to the hosts and staff, sign-up to win a CD or other prize, and let us know what you think about our stations! This event is free to attend, and runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.More information can be found at booksbythebanks.org.91.7 WVXU is a proud media partner.We've had the opportunity to interview, or review, many of the authors you'll meet at this year's Books by the Banks . Here's a list if you'd like to hear from one of your favorites! BBTB 2019 AUTHORS WHO HAVE BEEN ON WVXU THIS YEARConnie Dow: From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and PlayTerry Gamble: The EulogistJessica Strawser: Forget You Know MeAlexander Watson: Saucy Boat, Stout Mates, Spotted Dog, AmericaMargaret McMullan: Where The Angels LivedCandace Ganger: Six Goodbyes We Never SaidBook Review: Dan and Judy Dourson: Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Gorge and the Greater Red River BasinJohn Kachuba: Shapeshifters: A HistoryDan Woellert: Cincinnati Goetta: A Delectable HistoryKaren Abbott: The Ghosts Of Eden ParkBook Review: Constance J. Moore and Nancy M. Broermann: Maria Longworth Storer: From Music and Art to Popes and PresidentsPauletta Hansel:When She Was Done (a Mother's Day poem)Coal Town Photograph (Father's Day poems)Sherry Stanforth and Richard Hague: Riparian: Poetry, Short Prose, and Photographs Inspired by the Ohio River (airing on November 24)Rick Kennedy: 100 Years of Reimagining Flight (Cincinnati Edition)Jack Heffron: Classic Reds: The 50 Greatest Games in Cincinnati Reds History (Cincinnati Edition)Michael Morgan: Cincinnati Beer (Cincinnati Edition)Greg Rhodes and John Erardi: Baseball Revolutionaries: How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Rocked the Country and Made Baseball Famous (Cincinnati Edition)David Bell: LayoverWilliam Plunkett: The G-Men and the Nurse: A 1929 Washington Cold CaseJillian Scudder: Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree (Looking Up podcast)

Most popular books, locally, of 2014

Holly Yurchison

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has released a list of the most popular books in 2014.  They are the titles that were checked out most often between January and November of this year.  (December’s numbers weren’t available.)

Top 10  Adult Book Titles:

1.       Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich

2.       Invisible by James Patterson 

3.       The Target by David Baldacci

4.       Unlucky 13 by James Patterson 

5.       The Collector by Nora Roberts 

6.       A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith 

7.       Private L.A. by James Patterson 

8.       NYPD Red 2  by James Patterson 

9.       I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark 

10.   Sycamore Row by John Grisham 

Top 10 Teen Book Titles:

1.       The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2.       Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

3.       The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

4.       Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

5.       Divergent by Veronica Roth

6.       Bleach by Tite Kubo

7.       Allegiant by Veronica Roth

8.       Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

9.       If I Stay by Gayle Forman

10.   The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer

Top 10 Juvenile Book Titles:

1.       Pokemon Adventures (no author)

2.       Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton

3.       Lego Ninjago, Masters of Spinjitzu by Greg Farshtey

4.       The Giver by Lois Lowry

5.       Pokemon Black and White by Hidenori Kusaka

6.       Disney Fairies (no author)

7.       Holes by Louis Sachar

8.       Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

9.       Wonder by R.J. Palacio

10.   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl