Powell River Public Library releases list of most-borrowed books and movies for 2019

Powell River Public Library recently released its list of the most popular books and movies signed out by patrons last year. The list includes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s and teen categories, as well as the top-ten movies.

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Adult Fiction

1.       Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

2.       In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin

3.       Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

4.       Past Tense by Lee Child

5.       Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves

6.       Careless Love by Peter Robinson

7.       Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

8.       Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

9.       The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

10.     The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Adult Non-Fiction

1.       Becoming by Michelle Obama

2.       Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

3.       Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet by Maria Emmerich

4.       Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari

5.       The Beginner’s KetoDiet Cookbook by Martina Slajerova

6.       How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us by Michael Pollan

7.       The Plant Paradox by Steven Gundry

8.       The Glass Castle: a memoir by Jeannette Walls

9.       Raincoast Chronicles 24: Cougar Companions by Judith Williams

10.     Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi


1.       Black Panther

2.       The Girl in the Spider’s Web

3.       Rogue One

4.       Crazy Rich Asians

5.       Captain Marvel

6.       Bohemian Rhapsody

7.       The Post

8.       Green Book

9.       Star Wars: Episode VII. The Force Awakens

10.     A Star is Born

Children’s Picture Books

1.       The Bear’s Sea Escape by Benjamin Chaud

2.       This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

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.       “Slowly, slowly, slowly,” said the Sloth by Eric Carle

7.        Peppa Pig and the Silly Sniffles by Neville Astley

8.        Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman

9.        The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse by Mac Barnett

10.      There’s a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor by Wade Bradford

Children’s Chapter Books and Graphic Novels

1.       Amulet: the Stonekeeper’s Curse by Kazu Kibuishi

2.       Amulet: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi

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

4.       Amulet: Prince of Elves by Kazu Kibuishi

5.       Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

6.       Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney

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

8.       Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

9.       Amulet: the Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi

10.   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney

Teen Chapter Books and Graphic Novels

1.       The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan

2.       The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag

3.       The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

4.       The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

5.       The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

6.       The Maze Runner by James Dashner

7.       Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida

8.       The Death Cure by James Dashner

9.       The Hidden Witch by Molly Ostertag

10.     The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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