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List of Most Popular Borrowed Materials in 2018 from Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries

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2018 most popular books from Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Patrons

For Immediate Release: December 21, 2018

Information: Joy Testa Cinquino, testaj@buffalolib.org, 716-858-7182

List of Most Popular Borrowed Materials in 2018 from Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries

In 2018, the most popular books among Buffalo & Erie County Public Library patrons ranged from thrilling debut novels to explorations of our current political and cultural climate to beloved young adult classics.  The complete list of favorite books in 2018 is below, including “People’s Choice” and “Library Staff Choice” selections.  The most popular titles represent the borrowing habits of over 300,000 library patrons of all ages who use the 37 local public libraries and the “Library on Wheels” bookmobile.  The list includes the most popular and most requested book titles, along with the top downloaded eBooks.   

Most requested books

The Woman in the Window: A Novel by A.J. Finn

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Adult Fiction – most popular titles

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Fifty Fifty by James Patterson & Candice Fox

 

Adult Non-Fiction – most popular titles

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance (second year in a row)

Buffalo Memories III: The Early Years and the 1950s by The Buffalo News      

Young Adult/Teen – most popular titles

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Children’s Fiction – most popular titles

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney (second year in a row)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal by Jeff Kinney

Children’s Non-Fiction – most popular titles

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018 (no author)

LEGO CITY: Busy Word Book by Joseph Stewart

Minecraft: Guide to Creative by Craig Jelley

 

eBook Fiction – most popular title

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

 

eBook Non-Fiction – most popular title

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

 

eBook Fiction – most requested title

The Woman in the Window: A Novel by A.J. Finn

 

eBook Non-Fiction – most requested title

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

 

People’s Choice - best book (selected through online voting from 200+ people)

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

 

Library Employees’ Choice - best book

Becoming by Michelle Obama

 

Interested in borrowing any of these titles?  Visit www.BuffaloLib.org or any Buffalo & Erie County Public Library for details.  There are more than 3 million materials available for borrowing through the library system including downloadable eBooks, music and video, DVDs and books on CD. Free library card applications can be downloaded 24/7 and taken to any Buffalo & Erie County Public Library for processing.  A valid form of identification and proof of address is necessary.  Follow the Library on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and now with a podcast on SoundCloud.

For more information, call 716-858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org.

 

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