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Top Ten of Everything Library!

It's January, so it's time for the Top Ten of everything library. Read on to learn what were the Top 10 highest circulating titles in fiction and non-fiction categories, audiobooks, DVDs, and even the Top 10 digital downloads from Hoopla.

COVID-19 Update: In line with the County's increased social distancing requirements, the library returned to Curbside service only on December 15, 'for the forseeable future.' Library buildings will be staffed from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm Mondays through Fridays, so please continue to call or place holds online and staff will have them ready for pickup when you call on arrival. We are also offering a 'reverse curbside' fax service -- call to schedule and price your fax and we can still send them for you ($2 for up to 10 pages, $4 for more than 10 pages).  We have book lockers installed at the Mt. Hermon branch and are adding them to the Brosville, Chatham and Gretna branches for materials pickups even when the library is closed. Our book drops remain open for returns (and you can return materials to any library building).
Top Ten Overall Highest Circulation
1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens (#1 in 2019 as well!)
2. Big Lies in a Small Town, by Diane Chamberlain
3. The Return, by Nicholas Sparks
4. Moral Compass: A Novel, by Danielle Steel
5. The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes
6. Blindside, by James Patterson
7. The Country Guesthouse: A Sullivan’s Crossing Novel, by Robyn Carr
8. Hideaway, by Nora Roberts
9. The Guardians, by John Grisham
10. Long Range: A Joe Pickett Novel, by C.J. Box
Top Ten Adult Fiction
1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens (also #1 in 2019)
2. Big Lies in a Small Town, by Diane Chamberlain
3. The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes
4. Moral Compass: A Novel, by Danielle Steel
5. Blindside, by James Patterson
6. Hideaway, by Nora Roberts
7. A Minute to Midnight: An Atlee Pine Thriller, by David Baldacci
8. The Country Guesthouse: A Sullivan’s Crossing Novel, by Robyn Carr
9. Lost: A Novel, by James Patterson
10. The Boy from the Woods, by Harlan Coben
Top Ten Young Adult Fiction
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling
3. The Truth About Stacy: A Graphic Novel, by Ann M. Martin
4. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, by Suzanne Collins
5. Boy-Crazy Stacy, by Ann M. Martin
6. Kristy’s Great Idea: A Graphic Novel, by Ann M. Martin
7. Mary Ann Saves the Day: A Graphic Novel, by Ann M. Martin
8. Dawn and the Impossible Three: A Graphic Novel, by Ann M. Martin
9. Kristy’s Big Day: A Graphic Novel, by Ann M. Martin
10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling
Top Ten Juvenile Fiction
1. Fetch 22, by Dav Pilkey
2. Dog Man – Brawl of the Wild, by Dav Pilkey
3. Dog Man Unleashed, by Dav Pilkey
4. Dog Man – For Whom the Ball Rolls, by Dav Pilkey
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Meltdown, by Jeff Kinney
6. Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever, by Rachel Renée Russell
7. Dog Man and Cat Kid, by Dav Pilkey
8. Bad Kitty Joins the Team, by Nick Bruel
9. Dog Man – Lord of the Fleas, by Dav Pilkey
10. Karen’s Witch, by Ann M. Martin
Top Ten Children’s Easy Books
1. Time for Bed, Pete the Kitty: A Touch-and-Feel Book, by James Dean
2. Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss
3. Dragons Love Tacos, by Adam Rubin
4. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, by James Dean
5. Waiting is Not Easy! By Mo Willems
6. Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Love: Tips from a Cool Cat on How to Spread the Love, by Kim Dean
7. Pete the Cat’s Trip to the Supermarket, by James Dean
8. Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Kindness: Tips from a Cool Cat on How to be Kind, by Kim Dean
9. Huggle, Wuggle, Bedtime Snuggle, by Della Ross Ferreri
10. Pete the Cat Goes Camping, by James Dean
Top Ten Large Print Adult Fiction
1. Twisted Twenty-Six: A Stephanie Plum Novel, by Janet Evanovich
2. Window on the Bay: A Novel, by Debbie Macomber
3. The Timepiece, by Beverly Lewis
4. The Dark Side: A Novel, by Danielle Steel
5. Listening to Love, by Beth Wiseman
6. Moral Compass: A Novel, by Danielle Steel
7. Every Breath, by Nicholas Sparks
8. Outfox, by Sandra Brown
9. Hearts in Harmony, by Beth Wiseman
10. Look Behind You, by Iris Johansen
Top Ten Mystery Novels
1. Long Range: A Joe Pickett Novel, by C.J. Box
2. No Fixed Line, by Dana Stabenow
3. Twisted Twenty-six: A Stephanie Plum Novel, by Janet Evanovich
4. Credible Threat, by Judith A. Jance
5. The Crow’s Call, by Wanda E. Brunstetter
6. Lavender Blue Murder: A Tea Shop Mystery, by Laura Childs
7. Coconut Layer Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes! By Joanne Fluke
8. Small Kingdoms & Other Stories, by Charlaine Harris
9. Dead Wrong: An Amish Cozy Mystery, by Vannetta Chapman
10. The Mockingbird’s Song, by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Top Ten Science Fiction
1. House of Earth and Blood: A Crescent City Novel, by Sarah J. Maas
2. The Deep, by Rivers Solomon
3. The City We Became, by N.K. Jemisin
4. To Sleep in a  Sea of Stars, by Christopher Paolini
5. Dune, by Frank Herbert
6. The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin
7. Or What You Will, by Jo Walton
8. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin
9. Mystic, by Jason Denzel
10. All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries, by Martha Wells
Top Ten Westerns
1. The Sackett Companion: A Personal Guide to the Sacketts, by Louis L’Amour
2. Last of the Breed, by Louis L’Amour
3. Hard Ride, by Elmer Kelton
4. Hondo, by Louis L’Amour
5. From the Listening Hills, by Louis L’Amour
6. The Long High Noon, by Loren D. Estleman
7. Ragtime Cowboys, by Loren D. Estleman
8. Ride, Cowboy, Ride! 8 Seconds Ain’t That Long: A Rodeo Novel, by Baxter Black
9. The Long Knives are Crying: A Novel, by Joseph Marshall
10. Silver City: A Novel of the American West, by Jeff Guinn
Top Ten Biographies
1. Becoming, by Michelle Obama (also #1 in 2019)
2. Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover (also #2 in 2019)
3. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, by Mary L. Trump
4. Me, by Elton John
5. Open Book, by Jessica Simpson
6. The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life, by Alex Trebek
7. You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington, by Alexis Coe
8. The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farm, by Hilarie Burton Morgan
9. I am C-3P0: The Inside Story, by Anthony Daniels
10. A Delayed Life: The True Story of the Librarian of Auschwitz, by Dita Kraus
Top Ten Juvenile Biographies
1. Who Was Abraham Lincoln? By Janet B. Pascal
2. Who Was Jane Austen? By Sarah Fabiny
3. Who Was George Washington? By Roberta Edwards
4. Who Was Blackbeard? By James Buckley, Jr.
5. Who Was George Washington Carver? By Jim Gigliotti
6. Who Was Sitting Bull? By Stephanie Spinner
7. Who Was Sacagawea? By Dennis B. Fradin
8. Who Was Alexander Hamilton? By Pam Pollack
9. I am Harriet Tubman, by Brad Meltzer
10. When Stars are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson
Top Ten Adult Non-Fiction
1. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier, by Ree Drummond
2. Guinness World Records 2020
3. Danville & Pittsylvania County Memories: A Photographic History of the 1800s through the 1930s, by the Danville Register & Bee
4. Magnolia Table Volume 2: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering, by Joanna Gaines
5. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime, by Ree Drummond
6. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, by Erik Larson
7. The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, by Emma Copley Eisenberg
8. Guinness World Records 2019
9. Simply Keto, by Suzanne Ryan
10. Pittsylvania County, Virginia: A Brief History, by Larry G. Aaron (also #10 in 2019)
Top Ten Juvenile Non-Fiction
1. Where is the Bermuda Triangle? By Megan Stine
2. Endangered Animals
3. Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures: A Visual Encyclopedia, by Derek Harvey
4. What Was the Vietnam War? By Jim O’Connor
5. World of Animals
6. Where Are the Galapagos Islands? By Megan Stine
7. WWE Greatest Rivalries, by Jake Black
8. What Was the Titanic? By Stephanie Sabol
9. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Major Impossible, by Nathan Hale
10. What Is the Constitution? By Patricia Demuth
Top Ten Audiobooks
1. Almost Just Friends, by Jill Shalvis
2. The Book of Candlelight, by Ellery Adams
3. Never Tell, by Lisa Gardner
4. Masked Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel, by John Sandford
5. Genesis, by Robin Cook
6. Final Option, by Clive Cussler
7. House On Fire, by Joseph Finder
8. The Warsaw Protocol, by Steve Berry
9. A Forgotten Murder: A Medlar Mystery, by Jude Deveraux
10. The Order, by Daniel Silva
Top Ten Playaway Audiobooks
1. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
2. Dork Diaries 9 – Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen, by Rachel Renée Russell
3. Anne of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery
4. Carnival at Candlelight, by Mary Pope Osborne
5. Runaway Dog & Stinky Science Project, by James Preller
6. Judy Moody and the Bucket List, by Megan McDonald
7. Cinderella, by Disney Press
8. New Beginnings-Rachel Yoder: Always Trouble Somewhere, by Wanda E. Brunstetter
9. David Crockett, by Michael Wallis
10. A Drop of Hope, by Keith Calbrese
Top Ten DVDs
1. Rambo – Last Blood
2. Jumanji – The Next Level
3. Joker
4. Terminator – Dark Fate
5. Fast & Furious Presents – Hobbs & Shaw
6. The Addams Family
7. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
8. The Call of the Wild
9. Abominable
10. Maleficent – Mistress of Evil
Top Ten Titles on Hoopla
1. Virgin River, by Robyn Carr (eBook)
2. The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn (eBook)
3. O Brave New World, by Shakespeare (TV)
4. Beach Haven, by T.I. Lowe (eBook)
5. The Housekeeper, by Natalie Barelli (eBook)
6. Paint It Black, by Doc Martin (TV)
7. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, by Suzanne Collins (e-Audiobook)
8. I Found You, by Lisa Jewell (e-Audiobook)
9. The Summer House, by Lauren K. Denton (eBook)
10. Hamilton (Music)
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