Seattle Public Library’s Most Checked Out Books, 2017

We’re already into 2018, but I can’t resist one more look back at reading in 2017. Do you ever wonder what others in the city are reading? Here’s a sneak peak: lists of the 10 most checked out print books and ebooks. So what was Seattle reading in 2017? We mostly checked out fiction, with 60% of the top print books and 70% of the top ebooks consisting of novels. When we did read nonfiction, it was largely focused either on memoirs, or on books that explored this particular political moment from a sociological view. Four titles appeared on both lists. What about you – were any of these titles on your reading list last year?

Most checked out print books 2017:
1. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
2. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
3. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
4. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
5. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
6. Moonglow by Michael Chabon
7. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
8. Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
9. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
10. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie

 

Most checked out ebooks 2017:
1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
2. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
3. The Underground Railroad  by Colson Whitehead
4. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
5. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
6. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
7. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two: The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production by J.K. Rowling
8. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
9. The Martian by Andy Weir
10. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

~ posted by Andrea G.

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