03 November 2021 Blogs

October 2021 Top Titles at Public Libraries

Here are the top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in October 2021.

Fall has seen a number of big releases in literary fiction. Amor Towles's The Lincoln Highway took first place in October, with glowing reviews from the New York Times and NPR. Patrons were also eager to read Anthony Doerr's newly-released Cloud Cuckoo Land, which ranges from the 15c siege of Constantinople, to modern-day Idaho and future interstellar space. As often happens with hot releases, many were also checking out older books by the author–in this case Doerr's 2014's All the Light We Cannot See.

In political thrillers, interest was high for State of Terror by senator and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and Canadian author Louise Penny. State of Terror is the senator and presidential candidate's first foray in fiction. Penny, however, is on a roll, with her mystery The Madness of Crowds also on October's Top-Twenty list.

Patrons were also looking for Frank Herber's 1965 science fiction novel Dune, no doubt wanting to read the book before the movie came out on October 28.

    1. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
    2. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
    3. The Wish by Nicholas Sparks
    4. The Judge's List by John Grisham
    5. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
    6. State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny
    7. Dune by Frank Herbert
    8. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
    9. The Jailhouse Lawyer by James Patterson
    10. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
    11. Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
    12. Bewilderment by Richard Powers
    13. Better Off Dead by Lee Child
    14. A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins
    15. Peril by Bob Woodward
    16. The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny
    17. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    18. Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
    19. The Butler: A Novel by Danielle Steel
    20. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

October 2021 Top Titles at Public Libraries

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