Escape Into the Top Books for 2018 in Fairfax County

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Looking for a good excuse to escape social media, the news cycle and the winter blahs?  Look no further than this list of  the top books for 2018 (as measured by checkouts) provided by our Fairfax County Public Library.  Our library’s annual circulation (print and electronic) is more than 11 million, with almost 5 million visits to our branches.

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Listen to the County Conversation podcast discussion with Amanda Snow, youth services information assistant, City of Fairfax Regional Library, on 2018’s popular and award-winning books:

Most Popular Adult Fiction

  1. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
  2. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  3. End Game by David Baldacci
  4. The Fallen by David Baldacci
  5. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
  6. Origin by Dan Brown
  7. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  8. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
  9. The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child
  10. Camino Island by John Grisham

 

Most Popular Adult Non-Fiction

  1. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
  2. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
  3. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  4. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
  5. Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
  6. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey
  7. Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy
  8. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  9. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  10. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

 

Most Popular Kids’ Books and Series

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
  2. Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems
  3. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  4. Green Eggs and Ham and others by Dr. Seuss
  5. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  6. Fly Guy series by Tedd Arnold
  7. Ghosts and others by Raina Telgemeier
  8. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  9. Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
  10. Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey

 

Most Popular New Kids’ Books (published in 2018)

  1. Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey
  2. Bad Kitty: Camp Daze by Nick Bruel
  3. Cyber-thief Showdown by Geronimo Stilton
  4. Unicorn of Many Hats: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure by Dana Simpson
  5. My Friends Make Me Happy! by Jan Thomas

 

Most Popular Teen Books and Series

  1. Turtles all the Way Down by John Green
  2. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  4. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  6. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  7. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  8. Divergent series by Veronica Roth
  9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  10. The Maze Runner series by James Dashner

 

Most Popular New Teen Books (published in 2018)
  1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  2. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
  3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  4. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  5. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

 

Most Popular e-Books and eAudio (Adult Fiction)

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  2. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  3. Camino Island by John Grisham
  4. Everything I Never Told You (Audio) by Celeste Ng
  5. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  6. The Whistler by John Grisham
  7. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  8. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  9. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  10. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

 

Most Popular e-Books and eAudio (Adult Non-Fiction)

  1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Audio) by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  2. You Are a Badass (Audio) by Jen Sincero
  3. The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
  4. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
  5. Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir by Jennifer McGaha
  6. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  7. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (Audio) by Marie Kondo
  8. What Happened? (Audio) by Hillary Clinton
  9. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
  10. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (Audio) by J. D. Vance

 

Most Popular e-Books and eAudio (Kids and Teens)

  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Audio) by J. K Rowling
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle
  4. A Wrinkle In Time (Audio) by Madeleine L’engle
  5. Mary Poppins (Audio) by P. L. Travers
  6. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
  7. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  8. Gone (Audio) by Michael Grant
  9. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Audio) by J. K. Rowling
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