There's no question that 2020 took a lot from us.  But for many, it gave them time.  Time to fix their homes, pick up a hobby, or maybe just sit on the couch for a couple hours and read.

It's something that our busy lives didn't really leave much time for in the past.  But this year, because so many people were asked to stay home to stop the spread, they began to pick up books again.

According to WKBW, many people discovered ebooks for the first time and it made it easy to get through some of those best seller's lists that they dreamed of tackling.  They asked the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library what some of the most requested and checked out books of 2020 were and this is the list they gave:

Most requested book
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Adult Fiction – most popular title
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Adult Non-Fiction – most popular title
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Young Adult/Teen – most popular title
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Children’s Fiction – most popular title
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney

Children’s Non-Fiction – most popular title
Minecraft Essential Handbook by Stephanie Milton

eBook Fiction – most requested title
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

eBook Non-Fiction – most requested title
Untamed by Glennon Doyle

People’s Choice - best book (selected through online voting)
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Library Employees’ Choice - best book
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Want to check these books out yourself?  Check them out right here at the library website.

What books have you read that should be on this list?

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