The Hottest Books from 2022

By: Marenda Escobar, Marketing Specialist

The Library does many things. Each year it hosts science fairs, arts competitions, and career fairs. The Library provides access to online courses and connects members of its diverse community to each other. With all of the amazing programs it hosts, one has to remind themselves it also provides great books to the community as well. In today’s digital world, there are multiple ways to find and access books, whether through browsing the stacks for a favorite author, or listening to an audiobook on the way to work. With so many options, it’s helpful when others provide recommendations on their top picks. And this leads to the Library’s hottest books of the year. The following lists feature the books in highest circulation for adult, teen, and juvenile categories.

Check out the most checked out books from 2022:

Top Adult Fiction
1Grisham, JohnSparring partners867
2Baldacci, DavidDream town788
3Sparks, NicholasDreamland : a novel738
4Parton, DollyRun, Rose, run726
5Baldacci, DavidThe 6:20 man718
Top Adult Nonfiction
1Stevenson, BryanJust mercy : a story of justice and redemption1037
2Silverstein, JakeThe 1619 Project : a new origin story186
3Obama, MichelleThe light we carry : overcoming in uncertain times182
4McCurdy, JennetteI’m glad my mom died180
5Davis, ViolaFinding me173
Top Juvenile Fiction
1Kinney, JeffDiary of a wimpy kid. Big shot616
2Pilkey, DavMothering heights428
3Pilkey, DavCat Kid Comic Club. On purpose / 3408
4Rowling, J. K.Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone395
5Kinney, JeffDiary of a wimpy kid. The deep end354
Top Teen Fiction
1McManus, Karen M.One of us is lying160
2Maas, Sarah J.A court of thorns and roses124
3Boulley, AngelineFirekeeper’s daughter91
4Sepetys, RutaI must betray you87
5Collins, SuzanneThe ballad of songbirds and snakes86

Some of these titles will sound familiar:

  • I’m Glad my Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy received numerous accolades on social media.
  • Tara Kenjockety discussed Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley in the Library’s Native American Reads video in November. 
  • Others are classics. Instagram user @e.liz.abethescobar commented, “Diary of the wimpy kid still hits I see,” on a video featuring an earlier version of this now updated list.

Readers can explore these titles on the Library’s online catalog.

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