Top Titles of 2018

Here are the books that circulated the most this year throughout the JMRL system:

ADULT FICTION

  1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – When a custody battle divides her town, Elena Richardson finds herself pitted against her enigmatic tenant and becomes obsessed with exposing her past, only to trigger devastating consequences.
  1. The President is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson – As enemies plan an unprecedented attack on American soil, Washington is gripped by uncertainty and fear as rumors spread of a traitor in the cabinet and the president himself comes under suspicion, before he goes missing.
  1. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah – When her father impulsively moves the family to mid-1970s Alaska, young Leni and her mother are forced to confront the dangers of their lack of preparedness in the wake of a dangerous winter season.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

  1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – After witnessing her friend’s death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter’s life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened that night.
  1. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – Aza Holmes, a teen with obsessive-compulsive disorder, becomes focused on searching for a fugitive billionaire.
  1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – Keeping private love letters written to five secret crushes she has had, Lara Jean Song finds her personal life going from imaginary to out of control when the letters are unexpectedly mailed.

JUVENILE FICTION

  1. Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems – Gerald the elephant and Piggie are playing outside when it starts to rain, and then they must decide what to do.
  1. Let’s Go for a Drive! by Mo Willems – Elephant Gerald and Piggie want to go for a drive, but as Gerald thinks of one thing after another that they will have to take along, they come to realize that they lack the most important thing of all.
  1. Pigs Make Me Sneeze by Mo Willems – When Gerald the elephant begins sneezing around his friend Piggie, he begins to suspect that he might be allergic to pigs and is afraid this could mean the end of their friendship.

EBOOK DOWNLOADS

  1. The Whistler by John Grisham – Lacy Stoltz, an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, takes on a case involving a corrupt judge, a Native American casino, and the mafia when a previously disbarred lawyer approaches her on behalf of a client who claims to know the truth.
  1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – When a custody battle divides her town, Elena Richardson finds herself pitted against her enigmatic tenant and becomes obsessed with exposing her past, only to trigger devastating consequences.
  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel, a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

AUDIOBOOK DOWNLOADS

  1. Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance – Shares the poignant story of the author’s family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past.
  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers.
  1. The Fix by David Baldacci – Amos Decker investigates a murder-suicide that occurred outside FBI headquarters and cannot connect the shooter and his victim, but he is ordered off the case, and it becomes clear that finding the link is a matter of national security.