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(January 7, 2020)

Omaha Public Library has prepared a list of top circulating titles from 2019. Additionally, OPL staff have selected over 100 favorite titles from last year, the 2019 Top Shelf, and shared brief reviews at topshelf.omahalibrary.org. Find these selections and more at omahalibrary.org.

Top adult fiction titles in print books:

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens 
  2. Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty
  3. The Reckoning” by John Grisham
  4. Past Tense” by Lee Child
  5. Dark Sacred Night” by Michael Connelly
  6. The 18th Abduction” by James Patterson
  7. The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides
  8. Look Alive Twenty-Five” by Janet Evanovich
  9. Wolf Pack” by C.J. Box
  10. Redemption” by David Baldacci

 

Top adult nonfiction titles in print books:

  1. Becoming” by Michelle Obama
  2. This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of An American Family Farm” by Ted Genoways
  3. Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover
  4. Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis
  5. Women Rowing North” by Mary Pipher
  6. The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
  7. Girl, Stop Apologizing” by Rachel Hollis
  8. Homebody” by Joanna Gaines
  9. Zoo Nebraska” by Carson Vaughan
  10. Three Women” by Lisa Taddeo

Top adult eBooks – fiction & nonfiction:

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
  2. Becoming” by Michelle Obama
  3. Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan
  4. Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover
  5. This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of An American Family Farm“ by Ted Genoways
  6. Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty
  7. The Reckoning” by John Grisham
  8. The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt
  9. The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris
  10. Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng

 

Top print magazines:

  1. People
  2. Real Simple
  3. Prevention
  4. Us Weekly
  5. O, The Oprah Magazine
  6. House Beautiful
  7. National Geographic
  8. Family Handyman
  9. Country Living
  10. Southern Living

Top RBdigital online magazines:

  1. The New Yorker
  2. Us Weekly
  3. OK! Magazine 
  4. Newsweek 
  5. Apple Magazine
  6. National Geographic
  7. Prevention
  8. HGTV Magazine
  9. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  10. New Scientist

Top adult DVDs:

  1. A Star is Born"
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody
  3. Green Book
  4. Aquaman
  5. Crazy Rich Asians
  6. Venom
  7. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  8. Avengers: Infinity War
  9. The Equalizer 2”
  10. The Mule

Top young children's titles in print books:

  1. Pete the Cat and the New Guy” by Kimberly and James Dean
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown” by Jeff Kinney
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School” by Jeff Kinney
  4. Pete the Cat: Play Ball!” by James Dean
  5. Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School” by Kimberly and James Dean
  6. Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana” by James Dean
  7. My New Friend Is So Fun!” by Mo Willems
  8. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses” by Kimberly and James Dean
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal” by Jeff Kinney
  10. Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa” by Anna Dewdney

 

Top teen print titles:

  1. The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
  2. On the Come Up” by Angie Thomas
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling
  4. Scythe” by Neal Shusterman
  5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” Jenny Han
  6. Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell
  7. Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi
  8. Not If I Save You First” by Ally Carter
  9. The Dark Prophecy” by Rick Riordan
  10. Bridge of Clay” by Markus Zusak

Information for additional categories is available at omahalibrary.org.

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