Most Popular Books in American Libraries in 2021

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A Quartz survey contacted U.S. public libraries for their most viewed titles of the year. 14 responded from across the country, including Seattle, Portland, Denver, San Antonio, Nashville, New York and Baltimore.

Unsurprisingly, ebooks have seen a surge in popularity this year, but this is part of the increasing trend in ebook purchases. The most common case of e-books in the libraries studied was The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, followed by The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. The most popular non-fiction title was Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, and the most popular children’s book was Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End by Jeff Kinney.

Here are the 7 most popular books retrieved from these libraries:

  1. Caste: the origins of our discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
  2. The half that faints by Brit Bennett
  3. The four winds by Kristin Hannah
  4. Diary of a weakling child: the deep end by Jeff Kinney
  5. Where the crayfish sing by Delia Owens
  6. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  7. A land promised by Barack Obama

You can see the other top books on Quartz.

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