DCL’s Most Popular Checkouts in 2017

Wondering what your Douglas County neighbors were reading, watching and listening to in 2017? Wonder no more! These are the year’s top checkouts.

Adult Fiction

It’s safe to say Douglas County readers love twists and turns, and thrills and chills. Topping the adult fiction checkouts in 2017 were Camino Island and The Whistler by John Grisham, followed by David Baldacci’s The Fix, Michael Connelly’s The Wrong Side of Goodbye, and C.J. Box’s Vicious Circle.

Want more? View the expanded list of top adult fiction checkouts here.

Adult Nonfiction

Life-changing stories topped the list of popular nonfiction in 2017. And yes, we’re still trying to get organized! The top five included The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines; Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly; The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo; Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg; and The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman.

View the expanded list of top adult nonfiction checkouts here.

Young Adult Fiction

These page-turners were tops with young adults (and more than a few, ahem, older adults, too): Cinder by Marissa Meyer; The Maze Runner by James Dashner; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs; Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon; and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

View the expanded list of top YA fiction checkouts here.

Juvenile Fiction

Wimpy kids flexed some major muscle with young readers in 2017. The top-five juvenile fiction checkouts included: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling; Wonder by R.J. Palacio; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney; and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling.

View the expanded list of top juvenile fiction checkouts here.

Picture Books

Easy reading, great lessons, and adorable illustrations. These were the most popular picture books: Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by James Dean; The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems; Ice Cream & Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin; The Thank You Book by Mo Willems; and How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? by Jane Yolen.

View the expanded list of top picture book checkouts here.

Adult Fiction Audiobooks

Historical fiction found a place among the thrillers at the top of this audio category, which included: No Man’s Land by David Baldacci; The Whistler by John Grisham; All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr; The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins; and Night School by Lee Child.

View the expanded list of top fiction audiobook checkouts here.

Adult Nonfiction Audiobooks


Disney’s animated film Moana topped the list of DVD checkouts in 2017, followed by The Girl on the Train, Trolls, Hacksaw Ridge, and Sully.

View the expanded list of top DVD checkouts here.



6 thoughts on “DCL’s Most Popular Checkouts in 2017

    1. Hi Bill, You must first turn this setting on in your Bibliocommons account. Once you log in, go to “My Settings.” Under “Account Preferences” on the left-hand side, click on “Borrowing History.” Make sure you click the button to “On” and “Save Changes.” Once you’ve turned it on, you will be able to start seeing your history under the “My Borrowing” section of the login drop-down. If you have additional questions or need more support, give us a call at 303-791-7323. Have a great day!

    2. I asked a librarian this same question when I could not remember the name or the author of a book I checked out (but never finished). Unless you choose to make a record “public” they cannot tell you what you have checked out in the past. They can only tell you what you have requested as a hold or what is currently checked out- the same information your account shows 🙁

      1. Hi, A.P.
        Good news! You CAN , in fact track a borrowing history privately. From our website:

        “Your public library does not keep records of your borrowing without your direction to do so. However, when you enable the Borrowing History feature, the BiblioCommons system will gather a list of the titles you borrow. The content on your Borrowing History page is visible only to you.”

        You can choose to make your reading history public if you want to, but it is not required . Hope that clarifies. But as Haley mentioned, don’t hesitate to call 303-791-7323 if you’d like more information. We love to see our patrons getting full benefits from the catalog!

    1. Hi, try checking out our Book Clubs page. Many of the book clubs listed include reading lists, which are great for getting ideas. We also offer Book Club Express kits, which include multiple copies of books, author interviews, discussion questions, and more. You can browse our list of kits and also reserve a kit from the Book Club Express link on the Book Clubs page.

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