The Orange County Library System did a year-end roundup of which books were checked out the most through 2018 and shared it on their website, HERE.

It reads as follows:

  1. Camino Island by John Grisham
  2. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
  3. The Fix by David Baldacci
  4. The Midnight Line by Lee Child
  5. Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown
  6. Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve
  7. The Whistler by John Grisham
  8. Fifty Fifty by James Patterson & Candice Fox
  9. Haunted by James Patterson & James Born
  10. The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson

In comparison, the New York Public Library had a much more rich list of finalists.

  1. ​​Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  2. Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  4. Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward
  5. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
  6. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  7. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  8. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by​ ​J. D. Vance
  9. The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
  10. Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid

Just saying.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of

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