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
|1||Grisham, John||Sparring partners||867|
|2||Baldacci, David||Dream town||788|
|3||Sparks, Nicholas||Dreamland : a novel||738|
|4||Parton, Dolly||Run, Rose, run||726|
|5||Baldacci, David||The 6:20 man||718|
Top Adult Nonfiction
|1||Stevenson, Bryan||Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption||1037|
|2||Silverstein, Jake||The 1619 Project : a new origin story||186|
|3||Obama, Michelle||The light we carry : overcoming in uncertain times||182|
|4||McCurdy, Jennette||I’m glad my mom died||180|
|5||Davis, Viola||Finding me||173|
Top Juvenile Fiction
|1||Kinney, Jeff||Diary of a wimpy kid. Big shot||616|
|2||Pilkey, Dav||Mothering heights||428|
|3||Pilkey, Dav||Cat Kid Comic Club. On purpose / 3||408|
|4||Rowling, J. K.||Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone||395|
|5||Kinney, Jeff||Diary of a wimpy kid. The deep end||354|
Top Teen Fiction
|1||McManus, Karen M.||One of us is lying||160|
|2||Maas, Sarah J.||A court of thorns and roses||124|
|3||Boulley, Angeline||Firekeeper’s daughter||91|
|4||Sepetys, Ruta||I must betray you||87|
|5||Collins, Suzanne||The ballad of songbirds and snakes||86|
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.