What Did Arlington Readers Check Out This Year?
2023 was another excellent year for Arlington readers. Here is a breakdown of the top adult, kids and young adult titles.
This year, we saw six titles rising above the 3,000 checkout mark including with "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow" by Gabrielle Zevin, "Spare" by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, "Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver, "Fourth Wing" by Rebecca Yarros and "Happy Place" by Emily Henry. Our most in-demand title that reached over 5,000 checkouts is "Lessons in Chemistry" by Bonnie Garmus.
Like last year, Arlington loved books by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Emily Henry and Sarah J. Maas. These authors still dominate checkouts heading into the new year. Maas' new title, “House of Flame and Shadow,” comes out in January 2024.
“The Summer I Turned Pretty: A Summer Novel” by Jenny Han was our young adult readers' #1 title for the most checked-out book in 2023. Our young readers continue to be blown away by Dav Pilkey’s “Dog Man” series.
"I'm always impressed when I look at the list of most requested and checked out books by patrons," said Library Division Chief Peter Petruski. "It shows the continued diversity with our collection and proclaims Arlington is a community of readers."
As we celebrate our collective reading in 2023, we are grateful to be of service to you with our exciting book services, author programs, storytimes and ever-expanding diverse collections.
Curious about which releases you might have missed this year? We have a curated list from our 2023 catalog of great titles that should be included on your reading list.
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Your Favorite eCollection Resources
Remember, our collection goes beyond books—including many eResources that you can access from anywhere free with your library card!
Arlington's favorites for 2023 included O'Reilly's technology and business resources, online courses from LinkedIn Learning, Mango Languages, and digital newspaper and magazine access from PressReader and Flipster.