Top Titles at Public Libraries - May 2021

June 2, 2021

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in May 2021.

Summer is coming, and so are the books of summer! May saw popular new books from Laura Dave, Andy Weir, James Patterson, Jennifer Weiner and Maggie Shipstead. Georgia politician and voting-rights advocate Stacey Abrams, who had previously written under the pen name Selena Montgomery, released the legal thriller While Justice Sleeps. And Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball and The Big Short, released the only non-fiction book on top-20: The Premonition, a narrative a “nonfiction thriller” on the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  1. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
  2. Sooley: A Novel by John Grisham
  3. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  4. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  5. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  6. 21st Birthday by James Patterson
  7. A Gambling Man by David Baldacci
  8. That Summer: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
  9. Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  10. While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams
  11. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  12. Finding Ashley: A Novel by Danielle Steel
  13. The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews
  14. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
  15. The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
  16. Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian
  17. The Premonition by Michael Lewis
  18. People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry
  19. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  20. Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

How Do We Know?

This data was collected by Syndetics Unbound. The search data is fully anonymized the day it is collected.