Let the good books roll!


As you read this, the good people of New Orleans are putting the Super Bowl blackout behind them and celebrating Mardi Gras in typical bacchanalian fashion.


New Orleans is a fascinating town with a culture all its own. With the city on everyone’s minds today, we wondered what New Orleanians are reading when they’re not listening to good music and eating great food. Taking a look at New Orleans' Top-5 most downloaded NOOK Books, we found southern romances, a scintillating trilogy, and a conspiracy thriller set right in the Big Easy. An eclectic mix for an eclectic city.


So even if you can't be among the celebrating masses today, you can still read like a New Orleanian:


Safe Haven

by Nicholas Sparks


A touching tale of Southern love.









Tall, Dark, and Deadly 3 Book Box Set  

by Lisa Renee Jones


A passionate trilogy featuring three desirable but dangerous brothers.





Rush (The Breathless Trilogy #1)  

by Maya Banks


She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.








Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures Series #1)  

by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl


There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.








Fever Dream (Special Agent Pendergast Series #10)  

by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child


The city of New Orleans plays a leading role in this gripping conspiracy thriller.










 Tell Me: Have you ever visited New Orleans? Was it during Mardi Gras?


by BJC57 on ‎02-12-2013 12:40 PM

I've visited NO twice - once when our first grandson was born in1985 and again after the hurricane (Katrina) hit AND during Rita - on a Red Cross medical team. What a difference!

by BrandieC on ‎02-14-2013 05:06 PM

While I was in college at Purdue University in the early 1980s and belonged to the Anchorettes, the women's auxiliary to the Navy ROTC unit there, we accompanied the drill and rifle teams every year to march in several Mardi Gras parades.  We didn't get to see much of New Orleans beyond the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, but we stayed in the most interesting places (including on board a docked submarine)!

by booklady50 on ‎02-15-2013 09:48 AM

my daughter lives in new orleans so yes, i've been a few times and hope to be there a few more. maybe even during mardi gras! mardi gras extends beyond the french quarter and my daughter tells me there are even family friendly parades. this is not the mardi gras most people think of.

new orleans is an interesting place and its fun to visit from a non-tourist view. lots of fun, off the beaten path places to eat!! i'm looking forward to another trip there this spring.