Wrapped: The City Library’s Top Checkouts of 2021

These are the books Salt Lake City Public Library patrons checked out the most in 2021. To place a hold on any of these titles, visit our website at slcpl.org. Or, click here to go straight to a page where you can check out eBooks and digital audiobooks and download them directly to your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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Top Fiction

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave
Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague, by Maggie O’Farrell
The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

Top Nonfiction

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, by Isabel Wilkerson
How to Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan
Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover

Top Children’s Books

New Kid, by Jerry Craft
The Thank You Book (an Elephant & Piggie Book), by Mo Willems (book only, click to place hold)
A Big Guy Took My Ball! (an Elephant & Piggie Book), by Mo Willems (book only, click to place hold)
Waiting Is Not Easy (an Elephant & Piggie Book), by Mo Willems (book only, click to place hold)
Major Impossible, by Nathan Hale

Top Teen Fiction
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by JK Rowling
Midnight Sun, by Stephanie Meyer

Top eBooks & eAudiobooks

Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Daddy-Long-Legs, by Jean Webster
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by JK Rowling
A Promised Land, by Barack Obama
The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig
The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah
Dune, by Frank Herbert

Top Audiobooks

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins
The Great Ideas of Philosophy, by Daniel N. Robinson (CD audiobook only)

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