What did Marin County Free Library patrons read in 2020?

In a year marked by a global pandemic and with access to in-person library services necessarily limited, the popularity of eBooks and eAudiobooks soared!

Here are the most-read books in Marin County in 2020 for adults, teens, and kids:

Adult Fiction eBooks

  1. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  3. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  4. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  5. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

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Adult Non-Fiction eBooks

  1. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  3. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  4. Educated by Tara Westover
  5. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

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Teen eBooks

  1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  4. Funny, You Don't Look Autistic by Michael McCreary
  5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Kids eBooks

  1. Guts by Raina Telgemeier
  2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
  3. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  4. Boy-Crazy Stacey: Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series, Book 7 by Ann M. Martin
  5. Big Nate and Friends by Lincoln Peirce

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Adult Fiction Books

  1. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  2. Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
  3. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
  4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  5. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

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Adult Non-Fiction Books

  1. Educated by Tara Westover
  2. Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
  3. Blowout by Rachel Maddow
  4. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
  5. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

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Teen Books

  1. The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
  2. Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
  3. Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi
  4. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  5. The Toll by Neal Shusterman

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Kids Fiction

  1. Guts by Raina Telgemeier
  2. Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems
  3. Dog Man: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey
  4. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey
  5. Hilo: 6, All the Pieces Fit by Judd Winick

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Kids Non-Fiction

  1. Guinness World Records: 2019, Gamer's Edition
  2. Frozen II: The Magical Guide by Julia March
  3. The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs
  4. Minecraft Construction Handbook by Matthew Needler
  5. Weird but True! 7

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Picture Books

  1. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
  2. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty
  3. The Pigeon Has to Go to School! by Mo Willems
  4. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
  5. Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

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Also eAudiobooks!

Books and eBooks weren't the only things checked out and downloaded from the library -- patrons also downloaded a lot of eAudiobooks!

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