Top Checkouts of 2018

It’s always interesting to see which books, audiobooks and DVDs resonate with the Douglas County community. These are the titles, in several categories, with the most checkouts in 2018.

Adult Fiction

These were the top-circulating adult fiction titles in 2018: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, The Fallen by David Baldacci, The Rooster Bar by John Grisham, and The Midnight Line by Lee Child.

Check out the 20 top-circulating titles in adult fiction here.

Adult Nonfiction

Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House topped our list of most-circulating adult nonfiction this year. Rounding out the top five are A Higher Loyalty by James Comey; Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis; Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward; and 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson.

Check out the top 20 checkouts in adult nonfiction here.

Adult Fiction Audiobooks

John Grisham’s The Rooster Bar ruled the roost (so to speak) for our audiobook listeners. Origin by Dan Brown comes in second on the list. Fun fact: DCL hosted the author and nearly 1,000 of his fans in November 2017, shortly after Origin’s release. Camino Island by John Grisham and End Game by David Baldacci tied in the number-three spot, followed by All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Check out the 20 top-circulating adult fiction audiobooks here.

Adult Nonfiction Audiobooks

Brené Brown really spoke to Douglas County listeners in 2018: Her nonfiction audiobooks occupy four of the top-five spots on this list. Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection, Rising Strong and Braving the Wilderness sit atop the top five at numbers one, two and three, followed by The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. Brown’s Daring Greatly and Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life are tied at number five.

There’s more of Brown in the top 20, and other authors you’ll recognize. Check out the list here.

Young Adult Fiction

Some (relative) oldies and a couple new goodies top this list, starting with Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. No doubt the 2018 movie release spurred renewed interest in this title. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (also released on film in 2018), and Cinder by Marissa Meyer round out the top five.

Check out the full list of DCL’s 20 top-circulating young adult titles here.

Juvenile Fiction

Harry Potter and the Wimpy Kid have staying power, but kids also gravitated to a story for slightly older kids. The top-five checkouts in 2018 were The Getaway by Jeff Kinney, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney.

Check out the top 20 juvenile fiction checkouts here.

Picture Books

Kids love creatures of all kinds (and Mo Willems!). These are the adorable picture books kids perused most in 2018: Oodles of Kittens by Jane O’Connor; Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by James Dean; The Pigeon Needs a Bath! and The Thank You Book, both by Mo Willems; and How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? by Jane Yolen.

Check out all 20 top-circulating picture books here.


Great stories featuring superheroes, Tom Cruise, an inspiring protagonist, survival drama, and a classic whodunit topped the list of top-circulating DVDs in 2018: Spider-Man HomecomingAmerican Made, Wonder, The Mountain Between Us, and Murder on the Orient Express.

Check out the full list of the 20 top-circulating DVDs here.

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