100 Most Checked Out Books of 2018

Do you find yourself wondering what everyone was reading in Avalon this year? Well wonder no more! Our annual list of the most checked-out books at the library is here! Thrillers reigned supreme yet again this year, and the trend of focusing on unreliable narrators appears to still be alive and well. Perhaps unsurprisingly, beach themed novels were very popular. James Patterson appears more times than anyone else, which means readers are more than happy to snap up his books as fast as he can push them out. Of course, Avalon favorite Lisa Scottoline came in near the top of the list, which should surprise no one given the consistently large crowds she draws during her appearances in town, but it was A.J. Finn’s debut novel, The Woman in the Window, that really resonated this year, easily taking the top spot. Check out the full list below to see what else your fellow Avalonians were into and see if your favorite was one of them!


1. The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn

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2. After Anna – Lisa Scottoline

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3. The Perfect Couple – Elin Hilderbrand

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


4. The Wife Between Us – Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

[Print Book | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


5. An American Marriage – Tayari Jones

[Print Book | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook | Hoopla eBook | Hoopla eAudiobook]


6. The President is Missing – Bill Clinton & James Patterson

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


7. Educated: A Memoir – Tara Westover

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


8. The Other Woman – Daniel Silva

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


9. The Fallen – David Baldacci

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


10. The 17th Suspect – James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


11. All We Ever Wanted – Emily Giffin

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


12. When Life Gives You Lululemons – Lauren Weisberger

[Print Book | eBook | eAudiobook]


13. The High Tide Club – Mary Kay Andrews

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


14. [TIE] Princess – James Patterson & Rees Jones

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14. [TIE] Tailspin – Sandra Brown

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Playaway | eBook]


16. [TIE] Clock Dance – Anne Tyler

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBook]


16. [TIE] Feared – Lisa Scottoline

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook | Hoopla eAudiobook]


16. [TIE] The Summer Wives – Beatriz Williams

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19. Shelter in Place – Nora Roberts

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | PlayawayeBook]


20. [TIE] By Invitation Only – Dorothea Benton Frank

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


20. [TIE] The Death of Mrs. Westaway – Ruth Ware

[Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


22. Before and Again – Barbara Delinsky

[Print Book | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


23. Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


24. The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


25. Calypso – David Sedaris

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26. [TIE] The Dependents – Katharine Dion

[Print Book | eBook]


26. [TIE] I’ve Got My Eyes On You – Mary Higgins Clark

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


26. [TIE] A Spark of Light – Jodi Picoult

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


29. The Favorite Sister – Jessica Knoll

[Print Book | eBook | eAudiobook]


30. [TIE] The Perfect Nanny – Leila Slimani; translated by Sam Taylor

[Print Book | eBook]


30. [TIE] Turbulence – Stuart Woods

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


30. [TIE] Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBook | eAudiobook]


33. The Reckoning – John Grisham

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


34. [TIE] Beach House Reunion – Mary Alice Monroe

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


34. [TIE] A Nantucket Wedding – Nancy Thayer

[Print Book | eBook]


34. [TIE] Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic – Ace Atkins

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook]


37. Red Alert – James Patterson & Marshall Karp

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


38. [TIE] The Escape Artist – Brad Meltzer

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


38. [TIE] Fear: Trump in the White House – Bob Woodward

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


38. [TIE] Spymaster – Brad Thor

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook]


38. [TIE] Winter in Paradise – Elin Hilderbrand

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


42. The Hellfire Club – Jake Tapper

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBook | eAudiobook]


43. The Cast – Danielle Steel

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook]


44. [TIE] The Good Fight – Danielle Steel

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook]


44. [TIE] Unsheltered – Barbara Kingsolver

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBook | eAudiobook]


46. [TIE] Between You & Me – Susan Wiggs

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBook]


46. [TIE] The Outsider – Stephen King

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


48. [TIE] Dark Sacred Night – Michael Connelly

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


48. [TIE] The Woman in the Woods – John Connolly

[Print Book | eBook | eAudiobook]


50. [TIE] How to Walk Away – Katherine Center

[Print Book | eBook | eAudiobook]


50. [TIE] Vince Flynn: Red War – Kyle Mills

[Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


52. [TIE] The Sixth Day – Catherine Coulter & J.T. Ellison

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook]


52. [TIE] The Perfect Mother – Aimee Molloy

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


54: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House – Michael Wolff

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


55. [TIE] The Glass Room – Ann Cleeves

[Print Book | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


55. [TIE] Love and Ruin – Paula McClain

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBookeAudiobook]


55. [TIE] Past Tense – Lee Child

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


55. [TIE] A Place for Us – Fatima Farheen Mirza

[Print Book | eBook]


55. [TIE] Shoot First – Stuart Woods

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


55. [TIE] Texas Ranger – James Patterson & Andrew Bourelle

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Playaway | eBook]


61. [TIE] Cottage by the Sea – Debbie Macomber

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook]


61. [TIE] Something in the Water – Catherine Steadman

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


63. [TIE] Ambush – James Patterson & James O. Born

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


63. [TIE] The Endless Beach – Jenny Colgan

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBookeAudiobook]


63. [TIE] The Money Shot – Stuart Woods & Parnell Hall

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook]


63. [TIE] The Room on Rue Amélie – Kristin Harmel

[Print Book | eBookeAudiobook]


67. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer – Michelle McNamara

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


68. [TIE] The Ever After – Sarah Pekkanen

[Print Book]


68. [TIE] Sometimes I Lie – Alice Feeney

[Print Book | eBookeAudiobook]


70. [TIE] Best Beach Ever – Wendy Wax

[Print Book | eBook]


70. [TIE] Every Breath – Nicholas Sparks

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


70. [TIE] The Forgotten Road – Richard Paul Evans

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBook]


70. [TIE] The Pharaoh Key – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


74. [TIE] Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds – Nick Foles with Joshua Cooley

[Print Book | eBook | Hoopla eBook]


74. [TIE] A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership – James Comey

[Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


74. [TIE] The High Season – Judy Blundell

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBook]


74. [TIE] Less – Andrew Sean Greer

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBook | eAudiobook]


74. [TIE] The Moscow Offensive – Dale Brown

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBook]


74. [TIE] Next Year in Havana – Chanel Cleeton

[Large Print Book | eBook | Hoopla eAudiobook]


80. [TIE] Holy Ghost – John Sandford

[Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


80. [TIE] Murder on Union Square – Victoria Thompson

[Print Book | eBook]


80. [TIE] Pieces of Her – Karin Slaughter

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook]


80. [TIE] Warlight – Michael Ondaatje

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


84. [TIE] The Book of Essie – Meghan Maclean Weir

[Print Book | eBook]


84. [TIE] Long Road to Mercy – David Baldacci

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


84. [TIE] Murder in Paradise – James Patterson

[Print Book | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


84. [TIE] The Other Lady Vanishes – Amanda Quick

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Playaway | eBook]


84. [TIE] The Witch Elm – Tana French

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


89. Lethal White – Robert Galbraith

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | eAudiobook]


90. [TIE] Claude & Camille – Stephanie Cowell

[Print Book | eBook]


90. [TIE] The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse – Alexander McCall Smith

[Print Book | Large Print Book]


92. Us Against You – Fredrik Backman

[Print Book | Audiobook | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook]


93. [TIE] This Could Change Everything – Jill Mansell

[Print Book | eBook | Hoopla eBook | Hoopla eAudiobook]


93. [TIE] Women in Sunlight – Frances Mayes

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBook]


95. Overkill – Ted Bell

[Print Book | Large Print Book]


96. [TIE] The Atomic City Girls – Janet Beard

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBook | eAudiobook | Hoopla eAudiobook]


96. [TIE] A Gathering of Secrets – Linda Castillo

[Print Book | AudiobookeBook]


96. [TIE] Tangerine – Christine Mangan

[Print Book | Large Print Book | Audiobook | eBook | Hoopla eBook | Hoopla eAudiobook]


99. [TIE] 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan B. Peterson

[Print Book | eBook]


99. [TIE] The Bookshop of Yesterdays – Amy Meyerson

[Print Book | eBook]


99. [TIE] Bring Me Back – B.A. Paris

[Print Book | Audiobook | PlayawayeBook | eAudiobook]


99. [TIE] Poisoned Pages – Lorna Barrett

[Print Book | Hoopla eAudiobook]


99. [TIE] White Houses – Amy Bloom

[Print Book | Large Print Book | eBook | eAudiobook]

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