2023 Reading Wrapped

The City Library
2 min readJan 12, 2024


The Salt Lake City Public Library’s most-borrowed books of 2023, by category.

If you want to challenge yourself to read more this year, the Library has a program for you! Learn more about our different reading challenges here.

Many of these titles are available through the Library as books, eBooks, and digital audiobooks. Search our catalog here and place your holds!


  • Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus (339 checkouts)
  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin (299)
  • Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr (276)
  • Our Missing Hearts: A Novel, by Celeste Ng (233)
  • Sea of Tranquility, by Emily St. John Mandel (180)


  • I’m Glad My Mom Died, by Jennette McCurdy (286)
  • Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer (269)
  • The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk (235)
  • Four Thousand Weeks, by Oliver Burkeman (169)
  • Caste, Isabel Wilkerson (136)

Teen Fiction

  • The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (233)
  • We’ll Always Have Summer, by Jenny Han (153)
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty, by Jenny Han (145)
  • One of Us is Lying, by Karen M. McManus (139)
  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (131)

Children’s Beginner Books

  • The Thank You Book, by Danna Smith (392)
  • Waiting is Not Easy! by Mo Willems (362)
  • Can I Play, Too? by Mo Willems(357)
  • I Really Like Slop! by Mo Willems (339)
  • I’m a Frog! by Mo Willems (333)

Children’s Fiction

  • Pretty much all the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, in chronological order.

TV Series 1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story (150)

Children’s TV Series — The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series

Movie — Top Gun: Maverick (803)

Children’s Movie — Encanto (311)

Digital Audiobook — I’m Glad My Mom Died, by Jennette McCurdy (1827)

eBook — Verity, by Colleen Hoover (895)

Discovery Kit — Telescope Discovery Kit (818)

What did you read in 2023? What are you most looking forward to reading in 2024?