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Did Your Favorites Reach PWPL’s “Most Popular” Lists in 2023?

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Every year, Prince William Public Libraries looks back on the most popular books, movies, and music you checked out. There may be a few surprises this year, and some of the titles are making our “Most Popular” lists for the second year, including “It Ends with Us” by Colleen Hoover and “The Summer I Turned Pretty” by Jenny Han. No spoilers, but we also don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone which music artist swept that category!

Adult Fiction

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
Verity by Colleen Hoover

YA Fiction

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Juvenile Fiction

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End by Jeff Kinney
Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney

Comics

Cat Kid Comic Club: Collaborations by Dav Pilkey
Big Nate: Nailed It! by Lincoln Peirce
Guts by Raina Telgemeier
Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye by Gabriela Epstein
Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey

Nonfiction/Biography

Guinness World Records 2022 by Guinness World Records
Weird but True! Ocean by National Geographic Kids
Spare by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama
Weird but True! Birthdays by National Geographic Kids

E-books

Verity by Colleen Hoover
The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose
Spare by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Happy Place by Emily Henry

Audiobooks

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
You Shouldn’t Have Come Here by Jeneva Rose
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Movies/TV

T-Rex Ranch on Kanopy
A Man Called Otto on DVD
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late on Kanopy
The Fabelmans on DVD
Top Gun: Maverick on DVD

Music Albums

Midnights (3am Edition) by Taylor Swift
Speak Now (Taylor's Version) by Taylor Swift
Lover by Taylor Swift
reputation by Taylor Swift
Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) by Various Artists

Digital Library Resources

Value Line Investment Survey
Ancestry: Library Edition
JSTOR
NewsBank: America’s Newspapers and World News
Consumer Reports

What was your favorite book in 2023? What are you most looking forward to reading, watching, or listening to this year? Get started on this year’s TBR pile by placing a hold on any of the titles mentioned above on our Online Catalog at pwcva.gov/library. Or grab your library card and take advantage of free Digital Library resources, including starting the new year on the path to financial success with the help of Value Line Investment Survey or learning about your family genealogy by visiting one of our 12 libraries and logging in to Ancestry: Library Edition. As always, we love hearing from you! Share your 2024 reading goals on social media, or send us a question to be answered on a future episode of our new “Important Library Stuff” podcast.

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