What Washingtonians Read in 2018

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courtesy of George Williams, Media Relations Manager, DC Public Library

Want to know how your reading list compares to your neighbors? More than 4 million items were borrowed, streamed or downloaded from the DC Public Library in 2018. These are last year’s most popular items by type and format:

Top 10 Fiction Books

  1. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng
  2. “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward
  3. “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones
  4. “The Power” by Naomi Alderman
  5. “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead
  6. “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan
  7. “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee
  8. “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
  9. “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid
  10. “Less” by Andrew Sean Greer

Top 10 Nonfiction Books

  1. “Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood” by Trevor Noah
  2. “Educated: a Memoir” by Tara Westover
  3. “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond
  4. “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff
  5. “Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann
  6. “Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance
  7. “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  8. “Hunger” by Roxane Gay
  9. “A Higher Loyalty” by James Comey
  10. “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer” by Michelle McNamara

Top 10 Fiction Audiobooks

  1. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  2. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  3. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng
  4. “Hamilton: the Revolution” by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  5. “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle
  6. “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead
  7. “A Study in Scarlet Women” by Sherry Thomas
  8. “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante
  9. “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng
  10. “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders

Top 10 Fiction eBooks

  1. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng
  2. “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
  3. “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward
  4. “The Power” by Naomi Alderman
  5. “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead
  6. “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan
  7. “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid
  8. “The Refugees” by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  9. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt
  10. “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett

Top 10 Nonfiction Audiobooks

  1. “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  2. “Hillbilly Elegy” by J D Vance
  3. “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow
  4. “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  5. “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero
  6. “What Happened” by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  7. “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo
  8. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson
  9. “The 4-hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss
  10. “The Last Black Unicorn” by Tiffany Haddish

Top 10 Nonfiction eBooks

  1. “Hillbilly Elegy” by J D Vance
  2. “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  3. “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff
  4. “Educated” by Tara Westover
  5. “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo
  6. “What Happened” by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  7. “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah
  8. “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara
  9. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson
  10. “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi

Top 10 Magazines Downloaded

  1. The New Yorker
  2. The Economist
  3. The Atlantic
  4. Newsweek
  5. Us Weekly
  6. The Week Magazine
  7. New York Magazine
  8. Bon Appétit
  9. New York Review of Books
  10. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Top 10 Digital Music Downloads

  1. “Havana” by Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
  2. “This Is America” by Childish Gambino
  3. “Say Something” by Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton
  4. “Never Be the Same” by Camila Cabello
  5. “Filthy” by Justin Timberlake
  6. “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa
  7. “What About Us” by P!nk
  8. “No Roots” by Alice Merton
  9. “One Foot” by WALK THE MOON
  10. “Lights Down Low” by MAX