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Beverly’s Top 10 Borrowed Adult Titles in 2021

We crunched the numbers and these are the books Beverly borrowed the most in 2021.

Anxious people : a novel by Backman, Fredrik
A gambling man by Baldacci, David
The vanishing half by Bennett, Brit
Win : a novel by Coben, Harlan
The last thing he told me : a novel by Dave, Laura
Sooley by Grisham, John
The midnight library by Haig, Matt
The four winds by Hannah, Kristin
So you want to talk about race by Oluo, Ijeoma
Caste : the origins of our discontents by Wilkerson, Isabel

Beverly’s Top 10 Borrowed Teen Titles in 2021

These are the teen books Beverly borrowed the most in 2021. (There are more than 10, we had 8 books that tied for 10th place!)

Artemis Fowl.  The last guardian by Colfer, Eoin.
Lore by Bracken, Alexandra
Fable by Young, Adrienne
We were liars by Lockhart, E.
Crooked kingdom by Bardugo, Leigh
Ruin and rising by Bardugo, Leigh.
Shadow and bone by Bardugo, Leigh.
The Elite by Cass, Kiera.
The ballad of songbirds and snakes by Collins, Suzanne
The Hunger Games by Collins, Suzanne.
This light between us : a novel of World War II by Fukuda, Andrew Xia
A good girl's guide to murder by Jackson, Holly
The vanishing stair by Johnson, Maureen

Beverly’s Top 10 Borrowed Children’s Titles in 2021

These are the children’s books Beverly borrowed the most in 2021.

Diary of a wimpy kid.  Old school by Kinney, Jeff
Diary of a wimpy kid.  The last straw by Kinney, Jeff
Dog Man : lord of the fleas by Pilkey, Dav
Dog Man unleashed by Pilkey, Dav
Dog man : brawl of the wild by Pilkey, Dav
Dog man : fetch-22 by Pilkey, Dav
Black brother, black brother by Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Guts by Telgemeier, Raina
Stargazing by Wang, Jen
Front desk by Yang, Kelly

2021 Staff Picks

The staff of the Beverly Public Library are pleased to share their favorite books of 2021.

Between two kingdoms : a memoir of a life interrupted by Jaouad, Suleika.
The book of magic by Hoffman, Alice
Everyone knows your mother is a witch by Galchen, Rivka
Klara and the sun by Ishiguro, Kazuo
Once there were wolves : a novel by McConaghy, Charlotte
The last night in London by White, Karen
Nightbitch by Yoder, Rachel
The galaxy, and the ground within by Chambers, Becky
How the word is passed : a reckoning with the history of slavery across America by Smith, Clint
Baggage : tales from a fully packed life by Cumming, Alan
Everyday mojo songs of Earth : new and selected poems, 2001-2021 by Komunyakaa, Yusef
Shy Willow by Min, Cat
Calvin by Ford, Ronald Martin,  Jr.
Ophie's ghosts by Ireland, Justina.
Firekeeper's daughter by Boulley, Angeline
Novel 11, book 18 by Solstad, Dag

Literary Fiction

Check out some of the most acclaimed novels ever written!

Things fall apart by Achebe, Chinua.
The house of the spirits by Allende, Isabel.
The bear and the nightingale : a novel by Arden, Katherine
The handmaid's tale by Atwood, Margaret
The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel by Chabon, Michael.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Clarke, Susanna.
The water dancer : a novel by Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Heart of Darkness by Conrad, Joseph
All the light we cannot see : a novel by Doerr, Anthony
Invisible man by Ellison, Ralph.
Magic lessons by Hoffman, Alice
The kite runner by Hosseini, Khaled.
Wolf Hall : a novel by Mantel, Hilary
Circe : a novel by Miller, Madeline
The bluest eye by Morrison, Toni.
Boy, snow, bird : a novel by Oyeyemi, Helen
Girls burn brighter by Rao, Shobha
All quiet on the western front by Remarque, Erich Maria
A woman is no man : a novel by Rum, Etaf.
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel by See, Lisa
The goldfinch by Tartt, Donna.
On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel by Vuong, Ocean
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel by Ward, Jesmyn
Fingersmith by Waters, Sarah
We are the Brennans by Lange, Tracey

Reading Lists for Children and Teens

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