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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Our most popular adult fiction of 2018

Most Popular Books 2018 Adult Fiction

As 2018 winds down, we're taking a peek back to see this year's most popular titles among Washington County Library users. We'll be sharing those books over the next several days, dividing the lists by adult fiction and nonfiction, kids and teens titles, and ebooks. 

Today we're looking at 2018's most popular adult fiction. It's a list dominated by thrillers and mysteries, with a breakout literary title in there for good measure. Here's the list:  

  1. Deep Freeze by John Sandford (660 checkouts)
  2. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (590 checkouts)
  3. Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger (554 checkouts)
  4. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (513 checkouts)
  5. Twisted Prey by John Sandford (505 checkouts)
  6. Golden Prey by John Sandford (493 checkouts)
  7. The Midnight Line by Lee Child (477 checkouts)
  8. The Fallen by David Baldacci (476 checkouts)
  9. The Voice Inside by Brian Freeman (470 checkouts)
  10. Camino Island by John Grisham (468 checkouts)

If you've been following along on our monthly checkouts posts, seeing the list dominated by writers like John Sandford, John Grisham, and David Baladacci isn't really a surprise. 

If they're among your favorites and you're looking for something more to read, authors like Owen Laukkanen, Adrian McKinty, and Lisa Scottoline also write suspenseful, compelling procedurals that may be up your alley. 

Still looking for your next great read? Browse through our catalog to find a great book, or reach out to a Washington County librarian at your local branch to get their best recommendation for you. Happy reading!    

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