Top Titles at Public Libraries - December 2021

January 6, 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public-library patrons looked for in December 2021

The big new in Decemeber are two books released in the last week of November: Jodi Picoult’s Wish You Were Here and Diana Gabaldon’s Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone. Wish You Were Here is the first bestselling “COVID novel.” The plot involves a young professional stranded in the Galápagos, her soon-to-be-fiancé left behind to fight the virus as a doctor in New York. Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone is the much-anticipated ninth book in her “Outlander” series. Also notable is Amanda Gorman’s Call Us What We Carry, the debut poetry collection from the youngest ever presidential inaugural poet. Call Us What We Carry received glowing reviews from many, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.

  1. Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
  2. Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon
  3. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  4. The Judge’s List by John Grisham
  5. Mercy by David Baldacci
  6. The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly
  7. Fear No Evil by James Patterson
  8. The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom
  9. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
  10. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  11. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
  12. The Becoming by Nora Roberts
  13. The Wish by Nicholas Sparks
  14. Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell
  15. Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman
  16. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
  17. Better Off Dead by Lee Child
  18. Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight by Janet Evanovich
  19. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
  20. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

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