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List of Most Popular Borrowed Materials in 2018 from Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries

Every year, towards the New Year, we post the most popular materials borrowed from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries. We do this to give you a sense of what sorts of materials are available, but we also do this to provide you with sense of where the WNY community’s interests lie.

“The most popular titles represent the borrowing habits of over 300,000 library patrons of all ages who use the 37 local public libraries and the ‘Library on Wheels’ bookmobile.” – Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

 

Most requested books

The Woman in the Window: A Novel by A.J. Finn

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

 

Adult Fiction – most popular titles

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Fifty Fifty by James Patterson & Candice Fox

 

Adult Non-Fiction – most popular titles

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance (second year in a row)

Buffalo Memories III: The Early Years and the 1950s by The Buffalo News

 

Young Adult/Teen – most popular titles

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

Children’s Fiction – most popular titles

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney (second year in a row)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal by Jeff Kinney

 

Children’s Non-Fiction – most popular titles

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018 (no author)

LEGO CITY: Busy Word Book by Joseph Stewart

Minecraft: Guide to Creative by Craig Jelley

 

eBook Fiction – most popular title

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

 

eBook Non-Fiction – most popular title

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

 

eBook Fiction – most requested title

The Woman in the Window: A Novel by A.J. Finn

 

eBook Non-Fiction – most requested title

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

 

People’s Choice – best book (selected through online voting from 200+ people)

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

 

Library Employees’ Choice – best book

Becoming by Michelle Obama

 


Interested in borrowing any of these titles? Visit www.BuffaloLib.org or any Buffalo & Erie County Public Library for details. There are more than 3 million materials available for borrowing through the library system including downloadable eBooks, music and video, DVDs and books on CD. Free library card applications can be downloaded 24/7 and taken to any Buffalo & Erie County Public Library for processing. A valid form of identification and proof of address is necessary. Follow the Library on social mediaFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and now with a podcast on SoundCloud. For more information, call 716-858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org.

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