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Posted on: December 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Our most popular adult nonfiction of 2019

2019 popular nonfiction

This post is the final in our end-of-the-year peek at 2019's most popular tiles. We've already share our most popular adult fiction and books for kids and teens, which means we're closing it out with adult nonfiction! 

This list includes the 15 most checked out adult nonfiction titles of the year. It's a mix of some of 2018's most popular titles, along with books on cooking trends and home improvements. Here's the list: 

  1. Becoming by Michelle Obama  (324 checkouts)
  2. Educated by Tara Westover (301 checkouts)
  3. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis (213 checkouts)
  4. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (149 checkouts)
  5. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo(145 checkouts)
  6. Rising Strong by Brené Brown (138 checkouts)
  7. How to Instant Pot by Daniel Shumski (121 checkouts)
  8. The Keto Diet by Leanne Vogel (119 checkouts)
  9. Guinness World Records 2019 (116 checkouts)
  10. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (113 checkouts)
  11. Homebody by Joanna Gaines (112 checkouts)
  12. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (109 checkouts)
  13. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis (108 checkouts)
  14. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (105 checkouts)
  15. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat (105 checkouts)

Each of those links will take you to our catalog where you can place a hold on the book (or ebook or audiobook, if they're available). 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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