Most Borrowed Books of 2018

We’re celebrating 2018 as a year of great reads and reflecting on some of APL’s favorite titles. Here are the library’s most borrowed Adult, YA, and Children’s books of 2018:

Adult Fiction

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Disappeared by C.J. Box

Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Midnight Line by Lee Child

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Origin by Dan Brown

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks


Adult Non-Fiction

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Educated by Tara Westover

Easy Soups from Scratch with Quick Breads to Match: 70 Recipes to Pair and Share by Ivy Manning

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives by Ree Drummond

Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager

The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity by Melanie Greenberg

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson


YA Fiction

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Divergent by Veronica Roth

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare



Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney

Fly Guy and the Frankenfly by Tedd Arnold

Fly Guy vs. the Fly Swatter by Tedd Arnold

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Shoo, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

Hooray for Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney


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Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Challenge: Book by Author or with a Protagonist of Color

The 2019 Reading Challenges are here!  Are you struggling with what to read in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Challenge categories? We can help! Throughout the year, we will highlight several juvenile, YA, and adult fiction (or non-fiction) books in most of the categories. These aren’t the only books we have available in the categories, but ideas that can help you spark inspiration, help clarify the category, and (hopefully) make your decision easier!

We’re starting at the top of the list with “A book by an author of color or with a POC [person of color] protagonist.”


Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander


The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton

Adult Fiction

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The Boat People by Sharon Bala
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

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2019 Reading Challenges

It’s the start of a new year and for many of us, that means reading challenges!

If you’re looking for books to read this year, check out the library’s two reading challenges. Each challenge asks that you read at least 12 books over the course of the year. Follow along with one or both challenges for a fun, book-filled 2019!

“Everyone Has Read it Except Me”

In the “Everyone Has Read it Except Me” challenge, choose one book each month from the five choices to make your own reading challenge.

By The Month Reading Challenge“Choose-Your-Own-Adventure”

There are 40 options in the “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” challenge, simply pick 12 to make your own reading challenge for the year! There’s sure to be something for everyone in this challenge.

2019 Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge


Happy reading!

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