Top Books for 2019 in Fairfax County

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As we get ready to enter 2020, you may be looking for some good reading (or listening) material to kick off the new year. Here is a good place to start – check out this list of the top books for 2019 (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.

Need more ideas? You can also take a look at the top books from:

Most Popular Adult Fiction

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  2. The Reckoning by John Grisham
  3. Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
  4. Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci
  5. Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

Most Popular Adult Nonfiction

  1. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  3. The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  4. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
  5. Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

Most Popular Teen

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  4. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Most Popular Children

  1. The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems
  2. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems
  3. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
  4. That is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
  5. The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt

Most Popular eBook and eAudiobook (Adult)

  1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  2. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  3. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  4. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  5. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Most Popular eBook and eAudiobook (Children and Teen)

  1. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
  5. Children’s Favorites, Volume 1: Disney Bedtime Favorites from Disney Press
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