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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Our most popular books of January 2018

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Curious what other readers in Washington County have been checking out so far this year? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of our most popular titles in nonfiction, audiobooks, and children’s fiction from January 2018. 


  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
  • Rogue Heroes by Ben Macintyre
  • Dead Wake by Erik Larson   
  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken                    
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • Grant by Ron Chernow                                                
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell


  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  • Camino Island by John Grisham
  • Past Perfect by Danielle Steel
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
  • The Western Star by Craig Johnson

Children’s Fiction

  • It’s Shoe Time by Bryan Collier and Mo Willems
  • We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems
  • I Really Like Slop! by Mo Willems
  • The Thank You Book by Mo Willems
  • Are You Ready to Play Outside by Mo Willems
  • I’m a Frog! by Mo Willems
  • I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems
  • Ready for Takeoff! by Sonia Sander
  • Waiting is Not Easy! By Mo Willems
  • Thomas and the Piglets by Allan Plenderleith

It appears that Mo Willems remains popular with the under 10 crowd and their parents, and that Harry Potter is continuing to find new readers in a new formats, thanks to Jim Dale's awesome narration for that series. You can find all of these books and more in our library catalog. Happy reading! 

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