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Surrey, BC – Readers in Surrey like a good thriller as several mysteries and thrillers topped the list of adult fiction books that were the most borrowed from the library in 2019.
If you’re in the mood for a crime thriller, Surrey Libraries staff recommend David Baldacci’s Redemption or Long Road to Mercy. Surprisingly, older titles including George Orwell’s classic dystopia 1984, eerie parable Animal Farm, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, and J.D. Salinger’s classic teen angst novel Catcher in the Rye also made the most borrowed list.
Here’s the top 20 adult fiction books borrowed from Surrey Libraries in 2019:
|1||Where the Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens|
|2||Past Tense||Lee Child|
|3||Dark Sacred Night||Michael Connelly|
|4||The Reckoning||John Grisham|
|6||Kingdom of the Blind||Louise Penny|
|7||Long Road to Mercy||David Baldacci|
|8||Tattooist of Auschwitz||Heather Morris|
|9||Clockmakers Daughter||Kate Morton|
|10||Nine Perfect Strangers||Liane Moriarty|
|11||To Kill a Mockingbird||Harper Lee|
|12||Crazy Rich Asians||Kevin Kwan|
|14||A Spark of Light||Jodi Picoult|
|15||Washington Black||Esi Edugyan|
|16||The Great Alone||Kristin Hannah|
|17||Fahrenheit 451||Ray Bradbury|
|18||A Better Man||Louise Penny|
|19||Animal Farm||George Orwell|
|20||Catcher in the Rye||J.D. Salinger|
People interested in borrowing any of these titles can find the complete list and check for their availability online at https://bit.ly/35AmBd7.
If there isn’t something on the list of the most borrowed books in 2019 that is of interest, Surrey Libraries staff have also put together their picks of the best titles from 2019 called Fireside Reads for Winter. The list and availability of titles can be found online at https://bit.ly/2rbhcdF.
Surrey Libraries also has eBooks and eAudiobooks available for patrons to download and read on their phones or tablets. Visit www.surreylibraries.ca to find a title that interests you!
Here’s the top 15 eBooks borrowed from Surrey Libraries in 2019:
|1||Little Fires Everywhere||Celeste Ng|
|2||Past tense||Lee Child|
|3||The Reckoning||John Grisham|
|4||Nine Perfect Strangers||Liane Moriarty|
|5||Long Road to Mercy||David Baldacci|
|6||Dark Sacred Night||Michael Connelly|
|9||The Wife between Us||Greer Hendricks|
|10||Where the Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens|
|11||Tattooist of Auschwitz||Heather Morris|
|12||The Rooster Bar||John Grisham|
|13||Kingdom of the Blind||Louise Penny|
|14||The Great Alone||Kristin Hannah|
|15||The Fallen||David Baldacci|
About Surrey Libraries
Surrey Libraries is a valued community institution and one of the most-used community services in Surrey. The Library welcomes around 2.7 million visits to its nine branches each year, and over two million visits to its online resources. Surrey Libraries runs hundreds of programs and services for children, youth, and adults to support their diverse learning needs. Serving the community since 1983, Surrey Libraries strives to be a leader in supporting creativity, connectivity, literacy, and lifelong learning. Find out more about Surrey Libraries and our diverse programming at www.surreylibraries.ca.
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