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Here are some of the books currently being exchanged (or bought) on several e-book swapping sites, and some of the most downloaded titles at the Toronto Public Library. So far, it seems to be a mixture of bestsellers, Stieg Larsson, inspirational books, self-help and genre fiction, with an oddity or two in the mix.


  • Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill: Perennial bestseller offers financial advice
  • The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume 2: 18th-century preacher was America's most important theologian
  • Masters of Noir: Volume Three: A crime-writing anthology
  • Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse. Classic cult novel about the Buddha

On eBook Fling

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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson: Has anyone not read this?
  • Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen. The big novel of 2010
  • The Confession, by John Grisham. His latest legal thriller
  • The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. Three women in 1962 Mississippi

On Lendle

  • The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. In fact, the whole Hunger Games trilogy
  • Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen. Bestseller follows a travelling circus
  • Switched, by Amanda Hocking. First of the Trylle fantasy trilogy

Toronto Public Library

The 10 most downloaded books since Christmas, 2010.

  • 1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
  • 2. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
  • 3. The Girl who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larrson
  • 4. Dreaming of You, by Lisa Kleypas
  • 5. The Confession, by John Grisham
  • 6. Again the Magic, by Lisa Kleypas
  • 7. Secret Daughter, by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  • 8. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
  • 9. The Sentimentalists, by Johanna Skibsrud
  • 10. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
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