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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 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

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