Top Check Outs of the Year

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Image result for nypl  The end of a year means end-of-the-year Tops lists. Living near The City, I took a look at the NY Public Library lists of their top checked out books of 2017. For those of you who sneak looks at what people are reading on subways and in waiting rooms, here is what was  popular in NYC in 2017:

Top 10 Books Systemwide

  1. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  2. The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
  3. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
  4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  6. The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  7. The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
  8. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  10.  Commonwealth: A Novel by Ann Patchett​

Top 10 Books in Manhattan

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  2. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
  3. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  4. The Sellout by Paul Beatty
  5. The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
  6. 1984 by George Orwell
  7. The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  8. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  9. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  10. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

To take a look at the top check outs in the Bronx and Staten Island, click on the NYPL lion logo. Happy reading in 2018!

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