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As 2017 winds down, let's take a look at which books were the most popular with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library readers this year. We pulled circulation data for our adult fiction (both print and digital), adult nonfiction (combined print and digital), young adult fiction and juvenile fiction books.

Same as last year (and the year before), the overall most popular book was a novel. The Whistler by John Grisham was the book you checked out the most last year, both in hardcover and e-book. This is the second year in a row that John Grisham has had the top book. Last year, his novel The Rogue Lawyer topped the list.

A few things stand out when you look at the lists.
- Fiction still rules. In the last two years, the top adult nonfiction book wouldn't have cracked the top ten on the fiction list and the trend continues this year.
- This year the print and digital fiction lists matched up more than last year. Last year the two lists only shared two titles. This year five novels appear on both lists.
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up appears on the nonfiction list for the third year in a row.
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins fell off the list this year after appearing two years in a row.
- In juvenile fiction, it’s the year of the Wimpy Kid. Books in Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series hold 9 of the top 10 spots on that list.

Print Fiction
1. "Camino Island" by John Grisham
2. "The Whistler" by John Grisham
3. "Into the Water" by Paula Hawkins
4. "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult
5. "The Fix" by David Baldacci
6. "Night School" by Lee Child
7. "Truly Madly Guilty" by Liane Moriarty
8. "Cross the Line" by James Patterson
9. "16th Seduction" by James Patterson
10. "No Man’s Land" by David Baldacci

Digital Adult Fiction on Overdrive
1. "The Whistler" by John Grisham
2. "Into the Water" by Paula Hawkins
3. "Behind Closed Doors" by B.A. Paris
4. "Night School" by Lee Child
5. "Truly Madly Guilty" by Liane Moriarty
6. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins
7. "The Last Mile" by David Baldacci
8. "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult
9. "Good as Gone" by Amy Gentry
10. "The Handmaid’s Tale" by Margaret Atwood

Adult Nonfiction (Print and Digital)
1. "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance
2. "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi
3. "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly
4. "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo
5. "The Zookeeper’s Wife" by Diane Ackerman
6. "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah
7. "Talking as Fast as I Can" by Lauren Graham
8. "The Magnolia Story" by Chip Gaines
9. "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann
10. "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo" by Amy Schumer

Juvenile Fiction
1. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School" by Jeff Kinney
2. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down" by Jeff Kinney
3. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Third Wheel" by Jeff Kinney
4. "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio
5. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Last Straw" by Jeff Kinney
6. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever" by Jeff Kinney
7. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck" by Jeff Kinney
8. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" by Jeff Kinney
9. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal" by Jeff Kinney
10." Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" by Jeff Kinney

Young Adult Fiction
1. "The Sun Is Also a Star" by Nicola Yoon
2. "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher
3. "The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan
4. "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green
5. "Everything Everything" by Nicola Yoon
6. "The Hammer of Thor" by Rick Riordan
7. "The Hidden Oracle" by Rick Riordan
8. "The Last Olympian" by Rick Riordan
9. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling
10. "The Giver" by Lois Lowry

Time to go to our website or visit your local branch and start building next year's list!

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