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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Our most popular fiction of 2019

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As 2019 winds down, we're taking a peek back to see the year's most popular titles among Washington County Library users. Over the next three weeks we'll look at popular adult fiction and nonfiction and titles for kids and teens. 

This week we're looking at 2019's most popular adult fiction. The list has a lot of thrillers and mysteries, but the top two checkouts of the year are actually books that have dominated general fiction bestseller lists since they came out in 2018. Here's the list: 

  1. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (506 checkouts)
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (446 checkouts)
  3. The Crooked Street by Brian Freeman (422 checkouts)
  4. Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger (374 checkouts)
  5. Neon Prey by John Sandford (366 checkouts)
  6. Holy Ghost by John Sandford (348 checkouts)
  7. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (343 checkouts)
  8. Past Tense by Lee Child (339 checkouts)
  9. The Reckoning by John Grisham (330 checkouts)
  10. Liar Liar by James Patterson and Candice Fox (316 checkouts)
  11. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (315 checkouts)
  12. Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly (306 checkouts)
  13. Red War by Kyle Mills (301 checkouts)
  14. Redemption by David Baldacci (300 checkouts)
  15. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult (298 checkouts)

Each of those links will take you to our catalog where you can place a hold on the book, ebook, or audiobook version of the title. And if you click in, you can use our catalog's new book recommendation features to find similar titles you can check out right now.

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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