Powell River library releases 2020 most borrowed lists

Powell River Public Library recently pulled its annual circulation statistics, including for eBooks. Circulation of digital material skyrocketed over 50 per cent in 2020, according to assistant chief librarian Natalie Porter.

Here are the results of the 2020 most borrowed lists, print and digital, for adults and children:

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Top Fiction: Adult (in print)

1. A Better Man by Louise Penny

2. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

3. Many Rivers to Cross by Peter Robinson

4. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

5. Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer

6. Blue Moon by Lee Child

7. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly

8. The Guardians by John Grisham

9. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

10. The Innocents by Michael Crummey

Top Fiction: Adult (eBook)

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

2. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

3. Blue Moon by Lee Child

4. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

5. The 20th Victim by James Patterson

6. The Christmas Scorpion by Lee Child

7. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

8. In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

9. The Affair by Lee Child

10. Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Top Non-Fiction: Adult (in print)

1. Educated by Tara Westover

2. From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

3. We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

4. Becoming by Michelle Obama

5. The Body: a guide for occupants by Bill Bryson

6. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

7. Untamed by Glennon Doyle

8. Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump

9. The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong

10. The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami by Linden MacIntyre

Top Non-Fiction: Adult (eBook)

1. Educated by Tara Westover

2. Becoming by Michelle Obama

3. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

4. Atomic Habits by James Clear

5. Untamed by Glennon Doyle

6. The House of Kennedy by James Patterson

7. Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

8. The Great Influenza by John Barry

9. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

10. Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump

Top DVDs

1. Game of Thrones (season 8)

2. Destroyer

3. Avengers. Endgame

4. Once Upon a Time In… Hollywood

5. Game of Thrones (season 7)

6. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

7. Black Panther

8. The Vicar of Dibley

9. Green Book

10. Captain Marvel



Top Fiction: Young Adult (in print)

1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

2. The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman

3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

5. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

6. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

7. La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

8. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

9. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

10. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman

Top Fiction: Young Adult (eBook)

1. Reverie by Ryan La Sala

2. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

3. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

4. The 5th Wave by Richard Yancey

5. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

6. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

8. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

9. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas

10. Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas

Top Fiction: Juvenile (in print)

1. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey

2. Big Nate: Silent But Deadly by Lincoln Peirce

3. Guts by Raina Telgemeier

4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

5. For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey

6. Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight by Dav Pilkey

7. Amulet: Prince of th Elves by Kazu Kibuishi

8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

9 .Big Nate: Blow the Roof Off! By Lincoln Peirce

10. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Top Fiction: Juvenile (eBook)

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

2. Guts by Raina Telgemeier

3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

4. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey

5. Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney

6. Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey

7. The Giver by Lois Lowry

8. Big Nate and Friends by Lincoln Peirce

9. Boy Crazy Stacey: Babysitters Club by Gale Galligan

10. Big Nate Makes a Splash by Lincoln Peirce

Top Picture Books (in print)

1. Just Because by Mac Barnett

2. If Pluto was a Pea by Gabrielle Prendergast

3. The Pigeon wants a Puppy! by Mo Willems

4. The Pigeon needs a Bath! By Mo Willems

5. The Pigeon finds a Hot Dog! By Mo Willems

6. Otto and Pio by Marianne Dubuc

7. Elmer’s Birthday by David McKee

8. We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen

9. Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea

10. Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by James Dean

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