Wentworth Library

2022’s Most Popular Books at Wentworth Library

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Local libraries are a treasure, offering so much more than books. But the books are popular, so here’s our annual list of the most frequently checked out books at West St. Paul’s Wentworth Library.

For more on local libraries, see our interviews with Friends of the Wentworth Library and Wentworth Library Branch Manager Jade Cabagnot.

Top 25 Adult Books for 2022

  1. Fox Creek by William Kent Krueger
  2. The Investigator by John Sandford
  3. Righteous Prey by John Sandford
  4. The Maid by Nita Prose
  5. The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
  6. The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci
  7. 22 Seconds by James Patterson
  8. Book Lovers by Emily Henry
  9. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  10. Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult
  11. The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham
  12. Suspects by Danielle Steel
  13. Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
  14. Long Shadows by David Baldacci
  15. The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
  16. The Horsewoman by James Patterson
  17. Desolation Canyon by P. J. Tracy
  18. The Darkest Place by Phillip Margolin
  19. Oath of Loyalty by Kyle Mills
  20. Rising Tiger by Brad Thor
  21. The Club by Ellery Lloyd
  22. Blowback by James Patterson
  23. Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton
  24. The Christie Affair by Nina deGramont
  25. Sparring Partners by John Grisham

This year’s most popular book had 103 checkouts, compared to 155 in 2021, 105 in 2020 and 299 in 2019.

Top 25 Children’s Books for 2022

  1. Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye by Ann M. Martin
  2. Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose by Dav Pilkey
  3. Karen’s School Picture by Katy Farina
  4. Big Nate: Beware of Low-Flying Corn Muffins by Lincoln Peirce
  5. Wash Your Hands by Kim Dean
  6. Spy School: The Graphic Novel by Stuart Gibbs
  7. Lightyear: Space Ranger to the Rescue by Natasha Bouchard
  8. The Princess in Black and the Mermaid rincess by Shannon Hale
  9. Nickelodeon PAW Patrol. You can do it!
  10. Lightyear Mission: Teamwork by Natasha Bouchard
  11. Minecraft: Escape from the Nether! by NickEliopulos
  12. Penguin Trouble!: Flash Forward! by Liz Marsham
  13. Bluey: The Pool
  14. Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Funhouse by Annie Auerbach
  15. Hair Is Amazing by Mei Nakamura
  16. L.O.L. Surprise!: The Kindness Club by B.B. Arthur
  17. The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! by Mo Willems
  18. LEGO City: Birthday Helpers! by Steve Foxe
  19. Melody Lifts Her Voice by Bria Alston
  20. Sesame Street: Elmo Loves His Teachers! by Christy Webster
  21. Star Wars The Mandalorian: The Path of the Force by Brooke Vitale
  22. The Berenstain Bears Take Turns by Mike Berenstain
  23. Thomas and the Rocket by Nicole Johnson
  24. Beware the Creeper! by Christy Webster
  25. Forbidden City by James Ponti
  26. Jessi’s Secret Language: A Graphic Novel by Ann M. Martin
  27. Teaching Tuk Tuk by Mei Nakamura
  28. Waffles + Mochi: Why We Need Water by C. Ines Mangual
    (multiple ties meant more than 25 books)

Top 25 Teen Books for 2022

  1. Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz
  2. The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
  3. Family of Liars by E. Lockhart
  4. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations #13 by Ukyo Kodachi
  5. Slip by Marika McCoola
  6. This Golden State by Marit Weisenberg
  7. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations #14 by Ukyo Kodachi
  8. Icebreaker by A. L. Graziadei
  9. Mister Miracle: The Great Escape by Varian Johnson
  10. The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  11. The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin by Kip Wilson
  12. At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp
  13. Gallant by Victoria Schwab
  14. Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White
  15. Marvel-verse: America Chavez
  16. I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
  17. I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman
  18. My Hero Academia Team-up Missions #2 by Yōkō Akiyama
  19. Never Coming Home by Kate William
  20. She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott
  21. Spider-Gwen: Deal With the Devil by Brian Michael Bendis
  22. The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jenny Ferguson
  23. Valiant Ladies by Melissa Grey
  24. Women of Marvel
  25. African Town by Irene Latham
  26. Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds
  27. Blade Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
  28. Cinder & Glass by MelissaDe la Cruz
  29. Dig Two Graves by Gretchen McNeil
  30. Every Word You Never Said by Jordon Greene
  31. Flip the Script by Lyla Lee
  32. Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
  33. How to Money: Your Ultimate Visual Guide to the Basics of Finance by Jean Sherman Chatzky
  34. Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus
  35. Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee
  36. What’s the T? by Juno Dawson
    (multiple ties meant more than 25 books)

There you have it. Get out to the library and do some more reading in 2023.

Thanks to the Dakota County Library staff for running the numbers for us.

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