According to a recent press release from the D.C. Public Library, more than 4 million items were borrowed, streamed or downloaded in 2018. These are this year’s most popular items that were checked out in print form.
The top fiction books last year include: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng; Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward; An American Marriage by Tayari Jones; The Power by Naomi Alderman, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead; Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan; Pachinko by Min Jin Lee; A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles; Exit West by Mohsin Hamid and Less by Andrew Sean Greer.
Those who prefer nonfiction enjoyed Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah; Educated: a Memoir by Tara Westover; Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond; Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff; Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann, Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance; Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates; Hunger by Roxane Gay; A Higher Loyalty by James Comey and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara.
Happy reading in 2019!
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