Top Books for 2017 in Fairfax County

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It is great weather for finding a warm chair and curling up with a good book. So, ta-da!, we have the top books for 2017 (as measured by checkouts) provided by our Fairfax County Public Library.  Last year, our library’s circulation (print and electronic) topped more than 11 million, with almost 5 million visits to our branches.

You can also take a look at the top books from 2015 and 2016.

Listen to this podcast with Dianne Coan, division director, Fairfax County Public Library technology operations, on the most popular books of 2017 (and other related topics).


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Non-Fiction Print

Hillbilly Elegy cover

  1. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
  2. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  3. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians who Helped win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
  4. The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  5. The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed our Minds by Michael Lewis


Fiction Print

The Whistler cover

  1. The Whistler by John Grisham
  2. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  3. The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
  4. Night School by Lee Child
  5. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman


Teen Print

Happy Potter and the Cursed Child

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two by Jack Thorne
  2. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


Children’s Print

I'm a Frog cover

  1. I’m a frog! by Mo Willems
  2. Waiting is not Easy! by Mo Willems
  3. A Big Guy Took my Ball! by Mo Willems
  4. The Thank you Book by Mo Willems
  5. I Really Like Slop! by Mo Willems


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