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Top Titles at Public Libraries - May 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in May 2022. To help you keep up with hot new titles, we’ll be marking with an asterisk the first time they appear on the top-20 list. 22 Seconds by James Patterson* Dream Town by David Baldacci Book Lovers by Emily Henry* Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner* The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews* The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Book of Night by Holly Black Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson The Investigator by John Sandford The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Sea of Tranquility by Emily St.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - April 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in April 2022. To help you keep up with hot new titles, we’ll be marking with an asterisk the first time they appear on the top-20 list. This month saw eight such titles—the most in quite a while! What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline* Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson* The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn* The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley The Investigator by John Sandford* Sea of Tranquility by Emily St.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - March 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in March 2022. To help you keep up with hot new titles, we’ll be marking with an asterisk the first time they appear on the top-20 list. This month saw eight such titles—the most in quite a while! Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson* The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley Shadows Reel by C. J. Box* The Match by Harlan Coben* The Maid by Nita Prose One Italian Summer: A Novel by Rebecca Serle* The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles The Love of My Life by Lucy Robinson Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks* It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover The Club by Ellery Lloyd* The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Verity by Colleen Hoover The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich* The Lightning Rod by Brad Meltzer* House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - February 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in February 2022. The Maid by Nita Prose The Midnight Library by Matt Haig One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles Abandoned in Death by J. D. Robb The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover The Horsewoman by James Patterson The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley City of the Dead by Jonathan Kellerman The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Verity by Colleen Hoover Diablo Mesa by Douglas Preston The Judge’s List by John Grisham Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - January 2022

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in January 2022. The Maid by Nita Prose Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave The Judge’s List by John Grisham It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr Something to Hide by Elizabeth George The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Invisible: A Novel by Danielle Steel One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner The Horsewoman by James Patterson The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom Verity by Colleen Hoover A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah The Wish by Nicholas Sparks How Do We Know?

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - December 2021

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.

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Top Syndetics Unbound Titles of 2021

Syndetics Unbound’s year-end “Top Titles” list for all of 2021! We’ve compiled the most searched-for and looked-at books in public and academic libraries around the world, drawing on the thousands of libraries that use Syndetics Unbound. Check out this “bar chart race” of the top searched-for books in US public libraries! I hope you find it as mesmerizing as we do. View this visualisation on Flourish. United States Public Libraries Here are the top 50 books in US public libraries across all of 2021.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - November 2021

Here are the top twenty titles public-library patrons looked for in November 2021 Only a few of the November Top Titles are new to the list. Among the stand-alone titles was Never, a political thriller by Ken Follett. Weighing in at 800 pages, Never is an “action-packed, globe-spanning drama.” A number of series also received new sequels: Diana Gabaldon released the eighth “Outlander” book, Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone; Janet Evanovich released the 28th “Stephanie Plum” book, Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight; David Baldacci released a fouth “Atlee Pine” book Mercy; and Michael Connelly released the fourth “Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel,” The Dark Hours.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - October 2021

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in October 2021. Fall has seen a number of big releases in literary fiction. Amor Towles’s The Lincoln Highway took first place in October, with glowing reviews from the New York Times and NPR. Patrons were also eager to read Anthony Doerr’s newly-released Cloud Cuckoo Land, which ranges from the 15c siege of Constantinople, to modern-day Idaho and future interstellar space.

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The Books of Summer

It was a season of hot, fun, sometimes escapist reads. Summer isn’t officially over until September 22, but with most children back in school or about to go back, it feels over already. Did you get any beach reading done? (We did, and it felt great.) The 50 Most Popular Here are the fifty most popular books in US public libraries from June 1 to August 31, according to Syndetics Unbound.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - July 2021

Here are the top twenty titles public-library patrons looked for in July 2021. This month sees both continuing summer favorites and some new releases. July saw The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave in first place in libraries for the third straight month. New in July are The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict, by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, and The Paper Palace, a debut novel by Miranda Cowley Heller.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - June 2021

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in June 2021. Summer is here! The author of this newsletter believes a “beach read” is whatever you read on the beach, but publishers time certain releases for the summer. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid heads the June arrivals. Following a family of adult children on a literal beach in Malibu, Ophrah Weekly wrote “If summer could somehow fit into a book, then you’d find it in Malibu Rising.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - May 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.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - April 2021

Here are the top twenty titles public-library patrons looked for in April 2021. This month saw much interest in the newly-published The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman. Subtitled “An Inaugural Poem for the Country,” this was the poem Gorman read at President Biden’s inauguration. Other notable new books include James Patterson’s The Red Book, Martha Hall Kelly’s Sunflower Sisters and Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah and The Midnight Library by Matt Haig remain at the top of the list.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - March 2021

Here are the top twenty titles public-library patrons looked for in March 2021. New this month include Life After Death: A Novel by Sister Souljah, the sequel to her 1999 bestseller The Coldest Winter Ever, and Kazuo Ishiguro’s dystopian science fiction novel Klara and the Sun. We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker was not released until the beginning of April, but interest was high in March. A quick check of some participating libraries finds a lot of holds!

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Top Titles At Public Libraries - February 2021

Here are the top fifteen titles public-library patrons looked for in February 2021. New on the list this month is Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah, no doubt because of the Netflix Series, which came out February 3. Hannah’s The Four Winds heads the list this month too. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles The Russian by James Patterson Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.

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Top Titles at Public Libraries - January 2021

Here are the top fifteen titles public-library patrons looked for in January 2021. They include some titles from our Top-in-2020 list, but some are quite new. Number four, The Four Winds: A Novel by Kristin Hannah wasn’t officially released until February 2, so its number one position was purely anticipatory. In other words, a LOT of holds! The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett The Duke and I by Julia Quinn The Four Winds: A Novel by Kristin Hannah The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.

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Top Academic Titles of 2020

We recently did a blog post on the Top Syndetics Unbound Titles of 2020, covering what public-library patrons were searching for and finding in 2020. But what about academic libraries? This data was aggregated across libraries using Syndetics Unbound worldwide. The picture is more complicated in academic libraries than public libraries. First, academic libraries differ from each other more than public ones do. Titles that head the list month after month at technical colleges may not even appear at a law or divinity library.

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Top Syndetics Unbound Titles of 2020

Ever wonder what patrons are searching for in library catalogs? We have the answers for 2020, aggregated from all the public libraries that use Syndetics Unbound. United States Top Fifteen These were the top fifteen most searched-for books of 2020 in US public libraries. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Camino Winds by John Grisham The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides The Guest List: A Novel by Lucy Foley The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes Walk the Wire by David Baldacci Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover Fair Warning by Michael Connelly The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben Month by Month The top books above are mostly popular books that stayed popular for much of the year.

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