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Did you read the Most Popular Titles of 2018?

Post Date:12/20/2018 3:35 PM

2018 reads 

From thrillers to fantasy, digital reading has transformed how libraries connect with their patrons    

As the country gathered to celebrate the year-end holidays, many communities also celebrated their public libraries and how they’ve transformed into innovative community centers offering services that include access to digital books.

To shine a light on readers’ digital habits, Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries, announced the Most Popular Ebooks and Audiobooks from the Library in 2019. This is based on data from over 90 percent of public libraries in the US.

Check the list below to see what you've read, or what needs to be on your 2019 READ list! 

Most Popular Ebooks from the Library

  1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  2. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  3. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
  4. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  5. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  6. Origin by Dan Brown
  7. Educated by Tara Westover
  8. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  9. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
  10. Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Most Popular Audiobooks from the Library

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  2. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  3. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckby Mark Manson
  4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  5. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’engle 
  6. Origin by Dan Brown
  7. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  8. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  10. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Borrowing ebooks and audiobooks from the public library is easy. Readers may browse the library’s digital collection online, instantly borrow titles and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. Libby named one of TIME’s Best iPhone and Android Apps of 2018, is the one-tap reading app from public libraries that provides an easy way for readers to access ebooks, audiobooks and magazines altogether on one app.

To learn more about Libby, go to or download it from the App Store, Google Play or Microsoft.

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