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The 2023 Hit Parade: The Most Circulated Books of the Year

Friday, December 22, 2023

It’s that time! As we close out the year, we’ve reviewed our circulation data from the last year and can now present our Top Ten lists for 2023. The lists below include checkouts for all formats: print, ebooks, and audiobooks.


1.  Jenny Jackson | Pineapple Street
2.  Ann Napolitano | Hello Beautiful
3.  Bonnie Garmus | Lessons in Chemistry
4.  Barbara Kingsolver | Demon Copperhead
5.  Ann Patchett | Tom Lake
6.  Hernan Diaz | Trust
7.  Geraldine Brooks | Horse
8.  Claire Keegan | Small Things Like These
9.  Gabrielle Zevin | Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
10. Rebecca Makkai | I Have Some Questions for You

This year, our top ten list is comprised only of fiction titles, which means it also serves as TOP TEN FICTION. Here are a few other genres:


1.  John Banville | The Lock-Up
2.  Jacqueline Winspear | The White Lady
3.  Donna Leon | So Shall You Reap
4.  Jane Harper | Exiles
5.  Harini Nagendra | Murder Under a Red Moon
6.  Deborah Crombie | A Killing of Innocents
    Richard Osman | The Bullet That Missed
8.  Christoffer Carlsson | Blaze Me a Sun
    Daniel Silva | The Collector
10. Peter Robinson | Standing in the Shadows


1.  Patrick Bringley | All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me
2.  Michael Cecchi-Azzolina | Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City MaĆ®tre D'
3.  Prince Harry | Spare
4.  David Grann | The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder
5.  Lynne Olson | Empress of the Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt's Ancient Temples from Destruction
6.  Janet Malcolm | Still Pictures: On Photography and Memory
7.  Paul Fisher | The Grand Affair: John Singer Sargent in His World
8.  Priscilla Gilman | The Critic's Daughter: A Memoir
9.  Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin | American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
10. Pico Iyer | The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise

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