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Our Most Popular Books of 2022

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In 2022, Buncombe County Public Libraries circulated over 1.5 million items including physical and digital audio books for all age groups. Here’s a quick breakdown of the highest circulating items in our most popular categories.

Most Popular Physical Library Books of 2022

Adult Fiction

  1. The Lincoln Highway
  2. Cloud Cuckoo Land
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing
  4. The Midnight Library
  5. The Madness of Crowds
  6. The Judge's List
  7. Wish You Were Here
  8. The Four Winds
  9. Apples Never Fall
  10. Shadows Reel

Adult Nonfiction

  1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
  2. The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home
  3. These Precious Days: essays
  4. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
  5. The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
  6. Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Human Experience
  7. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
  8. The 1619 Project: a new origin story
  9. Breath: the New Science of a Lost Art
  10. Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

Juvenile Fiction

  1. Should I Share My Ice Cream?
  2. A Big Guy Took My Ball
  3. The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!
  4. Are You Ready to Play Outside?
  5. I'm a Frog!
  6. I Will Take a Nap!
  7. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
  8. There is a Bird on Your Head!
  9. Today I Will Fly!
  10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Juvenile Non-Fiction & Graphic Novels

  1. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
  2. Dog Man 
  3. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas
  4. Dog Man Unleashed
  5. Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties
  6. Dog Man: Fetch-22
  7. Dog Man and Cat Kid
  8. Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild
  9. Guts
  10. Smile

Young Adult Fiction

  1. The Hunger Games
  2. Six of Crows
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses
  4. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
  5. Catching Fire
  6. Firekeeper's Daughter
  7. The Hate U Give
  8. A Court of Mist and Fury
  9. Mockingjay
  10. Crooked Kingdom

Young Adult Non-Fiction

  1. The Girl from the Sea
  2. Player's Handbook
  3. Heartstopper. Volume 2
  4. Heartstopper. Volume 1
  5. Monster Manual
  6. On a Sunbeam
  7. Dungeon Master's Guide 
  8. The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel
  9. Nimona
  10. The Prince and the Dressmaker


Most Popular Digital Library Books of 2022


  1. The Four Winds: A Novel
  2. The Girl in His Shadow: A Novel
  3. The Four Winds: a Novel - audiobook
  4. Becoming - audiobook
  5. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel
  6. Educated: A Memoir - audiobook
  7. The Dutch House: A Novel - audiobook
  8. Where the Crawdads Sing - audiobook
  9. The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel
  10. The Whistler: A Novel


  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Harry Potter Series, Book 2 - audiobook
  2. A Wrinkle In Time: Time Quartet, Book 1 - audiobook
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Harry Potter Series, Book 3 - audiobook
  4. Serafina and the Black Cloak - audiobook
  5. Dog Days: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 4 - audiobook
  6. Rodrick Rules: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 2 - audiobook
  7. Cabin Fever: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 6 - audiobook
  8. Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 8 - audiobook
  9. The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 15)
  10. The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 4 - audiobook

Young Adult

  1. Shadow and Bone: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 1
  2. Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) (Unabridged edition) - audiobook
  3. A Snake Falls to Earth
  4. The Hunger Games: The Hunger Games Series, Book 1 - audiobook
  5. The Hate U Give - audiobook
  6. The Book Thief
  7. Catching Fire: The Hunger Games Series, Book 2 - audiobook
  8. Midnight Sun: The Twilight Saga, Book 1.5 - audiobook
  9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Harry Potter Series, Book 4 - audiobook
  10. Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha Series, Book 1 - audiobook

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Updated Jan 06, 2023 02:31 PM
Published Dec 31, 2022 12:00 PM