Here are the Seattle Public Library’s most popular books in 2021

In a pandemic year, many of us have turned to books — many of which are provided by the Seattle Public Library, which this week released its list of its most-viewed books of 2021.

His most popular title, “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (2021 selection for Seattle Reads, the citywide library book club), has been verified in physical and digital form 11,400 times. Here are the 10 most popular titles in the library, in fiction and non-fiction; statistics are calculated by combined circulation for eBooks and physical books, but do not include audiobooks, eAudiobooks or renewals.


  1. The evanescent half” by Brit Bennett
  2. The Midnight Libraryby Matt Haig
  3. The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah
  4. “Klara and the sunby Kazuo Ishiguro
  5. Anxious peopleby Frederik Backman
  6. Hail Mary Projectby Andy Weir
  7. The Unseen Life of Addie LaRue” by VE Schwab
  8. The searcher” by Tana French
  9. The guest listby Lucy Foley
  10. Rise of Malibuby Taylor Jenkins-Reid


  1. Nomadland: Surviving 21st Century Americaby Jessica Bruder
  2. Caste: the origins of our discontent” by Isabel Wilkerson
  3. A promised landby Barak Obama
  4. Crying in H Martby Michelle Zauner
  5. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Knowby Adam Grant
  6. Maybe you should talk to someone: a therapist, HIS therapist and our lives revealed” by Lori Gottlieb
  7. Keep Sharp: Building a Better Brain at Any Ageby Sanjay Gupta
  8. The premonition: a story of a pandemicby Michael Lewis
  9. Mediocre: America’s Dangerous Legacy of White Men” by Ijeoma Oluo
  10. Educated: a memoirby Tara Westover

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