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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Most Popular Titles of 2020


These were the most checked-out items across the Chester County Library System in 2020! 

List compiled by Jenna Persick, Technical Services Manager

Adult Fiction

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  2. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  3. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  5. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  6. Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
  7. The Guardians by John Grisham
  8. Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
  9. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  10. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Adult Nonfiction

  1. Educated by Tara Westover
  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  3. Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump
  4. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
  5. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  6. The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton
  7. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
  8. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  9. The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  10. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Young Adult

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  5. Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
  6. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  7. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  9. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  10. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Children’s Books

  1. Guinness World Records
  2. Guts by Raina Telgemeier
  3. Dog Man: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney
  8. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney


  • The most popular DVD was Downton Abbey
  • The most popular music CD was Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • The most popular audiobook was Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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