Posted on December 31, 2020 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Another addition to the year-end book lists: the most frequently checked out books from the New York Public Library.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett led overall checkouts, followed by White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Robin DiAngelo) and The Glass Hotel (Emily St. John Mandel); the remaining seven can be seen on the NYPL blog.
The top three children's books were Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and Guts by Raina Telgemeier.
And the top three YA books were American Royals by Katharine McGee, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins.
The full list of the top children's and YA checkouts is also on the NYPL blog.
Finally, the NYPL identified the top picks in a few genres:
Classics: 1984 by George Orwell
Comics and graphic novels: The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel by Margaret Atwood, with art and adaptation by Renée Nault
Sci-fi and fantasy: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Horror: If It Bleeds by Stephen King.
Mystery and detective: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel.
Romance: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern.
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