Presenting the most popular titles at NPL in 2019
(*Note: this list is based on the circulation of physical materials. Circulation of digital materials—eBooks and e-audiobooks—is not included here.)
You probably aren’t surprised to see Where the Crawdads Sing as #1, but it had more than twice the checkouts of the second book on the list, Nine Perfect Strangers. Here are the top 10:
Both top nonfiction books this year were memoirs: Educated
by Tara Westover and Michelle Obama’s Becoming
Three of the top ten movies were nominated for Best Picture at last year’s Oscars, while another three were based on comic books.
Children’s and teen books
Children’s nonfiction was dominated by Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man
series and Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novels. As for children’s fiction, Wonder
by R.J. Palacio is the only title to break Diary of a Wimpy Kid
’s total control of the top ten. Most of the top-circulating Readers and Easy books were by Mo Willems, with classics The Very Hungry Caterpillar
, The Cat in the Hat
, and Where the Wild Things Are
also making appearances.
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