Fredericton Public Library’s Top 10

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The books you read can say a lot about your personality, but what about the books your community reads?

As another year draws to a close, we thought it would be fun to see which books where popular among Frederictonians this year so we reached out to Julia Stewart, Director of the Fredericton Public Library for help.

This year’s Top 10 lists include stories of small town resilience, World War I spies, Canadian crime fiction, vegan cooking, American politics and more than one self-help book.

“I think these lists say that the library is still a valued service, that people are reading and are finding things they love at the library,” said Stewart.

“The popularity of some titles have a direct relationship to movies getting released and the Canada Reads contest.  I love how some of the titles from our Young Adult collection cross over into the Adult audiences. Also, if an item is really talked about in the media, the number of requests and check outs soars as with Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

Here are the top picks listed from 1-10. 

Top 10 Fiction Books

Beartown | by Fredrik Backman
Every Note Played: A Novel | by Lisa Genova
The Alice Network: A Novel | by Kate Quinn
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel | by Celeste Ng
The Woman in the Window | by A. J. Finn
Glass Houses | by Louise Penny
The Rooster Bar | by John Grisham
The Late Show | by Michael Connelly
Winter Garden | by Kristin Hannah
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine | by Gail Honeyman

Top 10 Non Fiction Books

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F***: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life | by Mark Manson
Brain On Fire: My Month Of Madness | by Susannah Cahalan
Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House | by Michael Wolff
Hiking Trails Of New Brunswick | by Marianne Eiselt
The Oh She Glows Cookbook : Vegan Recipes To Glow From The Inside Out | by Angela Liddon
The Gifts Of Imperfection : Let Go Of Who You Think You’re Supposed To Be And Embrace Who You Are | by Brené Brown
12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos | by Jordan B. Peterson
You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life | by Jen Sincero
The Inconvenient Indian : A Curious Account Of Native People In North America | by Thomas King
The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans And Their Epic Quest For Gold At The 1936 Olympics |  by Daniel Brown

Top 10 Young Adult Books

The Marrow Thieves | by Cherie Dimaline
The Hate U Give | by Angie Thomas
The Hunger Games | by Suzanne Collins
Portée Disparue | by Caroline Terrée
Turtles All The Way Down | by John Green
Red Queen | by Victoria Aveyard
The Perks of Being A Wallflower | by Stephen Chbosky
Eleanor & Park | by Rainbow Rowell
La Sélection | by Kiere Cass
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before | by Jenny Han

Top 10 Juvenile Books

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : Dog Days | by Jeff Kinney
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : The Last Straw | by Jeff Kinney
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : Greg Heffley’s Journal | by Jeff Kinney
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : Rodrick Rules | by Jeff Kinney
Dinosaures | by Robert Coupe
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets | by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone | by J. K. Rowling
Wonder | by R. J. Palacio
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : The Third Wheel | by Jeff Kinney
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : Double Down | by Jeff Kinney

Visit your local library today, or tomorrow, or anytime really.

Fredericton Locations:

Fredericton Public Library | 12 Carleton Street
Fredericton Public Library – Nashwaaksis | 324 Fulton Ave
Dre. Marguerite Michaud Library | 715 Priestman Street

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