Library patrons like thrillers, Adele

Trumbull County library patrons prefer criminal thrills to the sexual kind, based on the lending habits of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library.

While the “50 Shades of Grey” trilogy dominated book sales in 2012, none of E.L. James sex-filled novels were among the top 10 books borrowed by customers at the main library and its branches in 2012.

Instead, crime thrillers co-written by the prolific James Patterson occupied the top four slots on the list.

Cheryl Bush, public relations manager for the library, said Patterson’s work has filled multiple slots the last few years, and she wasn’t sure why the “50 Shades” books were absent.

“It could be when they started getting popular, the number of copies we have available and how quickly they are returned,” Bush said.

Here are the 10 most check-out books in 2012:

1. “11th Hour,” James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

2. “Guilty Wives,” James Patterson and David Ellis

3. “I, Michael Bennett,” James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

4. “Private Games,” James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

5. “Wicked Business,” Janet Evanovich

6. “Calico Joe,” John Grisham

7. “The Lost Years,” Mary Higgins Clark

8. “The Innocent,” David Baldacci

9. “The Witness,” Nora Roberts

10. “The Last Boyfriend,” Nora Roberts

Adele proved just as popular with library patrons as music buyers in 2012. Her second album, “21,” was the top-selling album of 2012, and it also was the most checked out at the library.

The list also reflects the popularity of country music in the Mahoning Valley with six of the top 10 slots occupied by country artists. The full top 10 includes:

1. “21,” Adele

2. “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum

3. “Up All Night,” One Direction

4. “Changed,” Rascal Flatts

5. “Emotional Traffic,” Tim McGraw

6. “Kidz Bop 17”

7. “Lady Antebellum,” Lady Antebellum

8. “Now That’s What I Call Music 40,” various artists

9. “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” Kenny Chesney

10. “Home,” Dierks Bentley

Family fare and superheroes proved popular among the movies selected from the library, although the only R-rated movie in the top 10 ended up topping the list. Here are the most-popular movies available at the library in 2012:

1. “The Hangover Part II”

2. “Cowboys & Aliens”

3. “Captain America”

4. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”

5. “The Help”

6. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”

7. “Thor”

8. “Kung Fu Panda 2”

9. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1”

10. “Crazy, Stupid, Love”