Our Most Popular Books of 2023!

What were our most popular items last year? We've crunched the numbers and have lists of our most popular items overall, as well as specific lists for children, teens, manga, and Libby. Was your favorite read last year one of these popular picks? Read on to find out, as well as get links to the items in our catalog if you'd like to read them, too!

Most Popular Overall (all ages and formats combined):

  1. Spare by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
  2. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  3. The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
  4. Tied for 4th:
  5. A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny
  6. Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
  7. Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
  8. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama
  9. Tied for 9th Most Popular:
  10. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave


A blue slide with the text "Most Popular Children's, All Formats Combined" and pictures of the book covers of several popular books

Most Popular Children's Books (all formats combined):

  1. Brains! Not Just a Zombie Snack by Stacy McAnulty 
  2. Cornbread & Poppy by Matthew Cordell
  3. Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems
  4. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey   
  5. Sir Ladybug by Corey R. Tabor
  6. It Fell from the Sky by Terry Fan
  7. Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom by Matthew Swanson
  8. Maybe Tomorrow?  by Charlotte Agell
  9. Tied for 9th:
  10. A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems


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Most Popular Teen Books (all formats combined):

  1. Tied for 1st:
  2. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  3. Tied for 3rd:
  4. Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone
  5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  6. Tied for 6th:
  7. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  8. Tied for 8th:
  9. Game Changer by Tom Greenwald
  10. Tied for 10th:


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Most Popular Manga:

  1. Komi Can't Communicate by Tomohito Oda
  2. One Piece by Eiichirō Oda
  3. Bleach by Tite Kubo
  4. Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
  5. Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
  6. Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan by Sasami Nitori
  7. Pokémon Adventures by Hidenori Kusaka
  8. The Legend of Zelda by Akira Himekawa
  9. The Way of the House Husband by Kousuke Oono
  10. Blue Lock by Muneyuki Kaneshiro


A slide with the text "Most Popular on Libby: Total circulations of ebooks and audiobooks combined" and pictures of popular book covers

Most Popular on Libby:

  1. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover (available in ebook and audiobook)
  2. Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult (available in ebook and audiobook)
  3. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (available in ebook and audiobook)
  4. Tied for 4th:
    • Every City is Every Other City by John McFetridge (available in ebook and audiobook)
    • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (available in ebook and audiobook)
  5. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave (available in ebook and audiobook)
  6. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (available in ebook and audiobook)
  7. It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover (available in ebook and audiobook)
  8. The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand (available in ebook and audiobook)
  9. Tied for 9th:
    • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (available in ebook and audiobook)
    • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (available in ebook and audiobook)
  10. The Maid by Nita Prose (available in ebook and audiobook)

These numbers are sourced from reports from Evergreen (our library catalog software), Libby, and Hoopla. Where all formats are combined, we added together totals for physical books, physical audiobooks, ebooks and audiobooks on Libby, and ebooks and audiobooks on Hoopla. The most popular on Libby adds together the total ebook and audiobook circulation for each title.

Published by on January 03, 2024
Last Modified June 19, 2024