May 27, 2022

New York Public Library Releases Top Checkouts of 2018

From The New York Public Library:

Jennifer Egan’s historical novel set in New York City topped the Library’s annual top checkouts list, which includes books and e-books from the Library’s collections. The New York Public Library—which includes 92 locations in The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—has about 20 million checkouts per year. 


Top 10 Books Systemwide

  1. ​​Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  2. Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  4. Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward
  5. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
  6. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  7. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  8. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by​ ​J. D. Vance
  9. The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
  10. Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid

Direct to Complete Blog Post (Top Checkouts by Borough) 

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