Author Stieg Larsson topped all others at the Nichols Library in 2010, even the ubiquitous James Patterson (despite 6 new titles). His millennium trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) combined for over 100 circulations. The closest competitors were Mr Patterson’s Worst Case and two surprises, The Postmistress by Susan Blake and Pearl of China by Amchee Min. The most-read non-fiction book? The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.