Local Libraries Share Top Book, Media Titles of 2015

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The Yorktown Library (Courtesy Kevin Smith)
The Yorktown Library (Courtesy Kevin Smith)

As we look back on 2015, WYDaily reached out to the area’s libraries to see which titles were most popular with Historic Triangle readers.

Find the answers from Williamsburg Regional Library and York County Public Library below, broken down by category.

The WRL results include all of its collections, including its branches in the City of Williamsburg and James City County and its Mobile Library Services. YCPL’s data is from both branches in Yorktown and Tabb.

YORK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Top Adult Fiction Titles

  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  2. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  4. 14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  5. Memory Man by David Baldacci
  6. Alert by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  7. Last One Home by Debbie Macomber
  8. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  9. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  10. Make Me by Lee Child

Top YA Fiction Titles

  1. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
  2. The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
  3. The Heir by Kiera Cass
  4. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  6. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  7. Fairest: Levana’s Story by Marissa Meyer
  8. Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman
  9. Geek Girl by Holly Smale
  10. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Top Juvenile Fiction Titles

  1. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  2. Flora & Ulysses : The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
  3. Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
  4. Big Nate Lives it Up by Lincoln Peirce
  5. Bad Kitty: Puppy’s Big Day by Nick Bruel
  6. Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  7. Oh, Valentine, We’ve Lost Our Minds! by Dan Gutman
  8. Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
  9. Tales from a Not-so-Dorky Drama Queen by Rachel Renée Russell
  10. Thea Stilton and the Lost Letters by Thea Stilton

Top eBook Titles

  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  2. Against the Sky by Kat Martin
  3. Solitude Creek by Jeffery Deaver
  4. In His Keeping by Maya Banks
  5. Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner
  6. Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag
  7. Hold Me by Susan Mallery
  8. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  9. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  10. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Top eAudiobook Titles

  1. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  2. The Job by Janet Evanovich
  3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  4. NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
  5. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  6. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  7. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
  8. Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline
  9. The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
  10. Memory Man by David Baldacci

Top Digital Magazines

  1. Star Magazine
  2. Family Handyman
  3. OK! Magazine
  4. The Economist
  5. Us Weekly
  6. Food Network Magazine
  7. Family Circle
  8. Newsweek
  9. Every Day with Rachael Ray
  10. Good Housekeeping

WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY

Top 10 Adult ebook downloads

  1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  2. Eyes on You by Kate White
  3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  4. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  6. The Racketeer by John Grisham
  7. The Affair by Lee Child
  8. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  9. Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
  10. Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Top 10 Young Adult ebook downloads

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  5. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  6. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  7. The One by Kiers Cass
  8. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  9. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  10. Paper Towns by John Green

Top 10 Junior ebook downloads

  1. Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
  2. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  3. Pray for a Fire Drill by Lincoln Peirce
  4. Day of Doom by David Baldacci
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
  8. Great Minds Think Alike by Lincoln Peirce
  9. Big Nate Makes a Splash by Lincoln Peirce
  10. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Top 10 Audiobook Downloads

  1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  2. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  3. Game of Thrones by George R.R.Martin
  4. Sycamore Row by John Grisham
  5. The Escape by David Baldacci
  6. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  7. Gray Mountain by John Grisham
  8. The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
  9. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  10. The Target by David Baldacci

Top 10 Downloaded Music Artists

  1. Meghan Trainor
  2. Dolly Parton
  3. Adele
  4. One Direction
  5. Kelly Clarkson
  6. Glee Cast
  7. Walk the Moon
  8. Frank Sinatra
  9. Billy Joel
  10. Pentatonix

Top 10 Downloaded Magazine Titles

  1. Star Magazine
  2. The Economist
  3. OK! Magazine
  4. AppleMagazine
  5. Us Weekly
  6. Food Network Magazine
  7. Martha Stewart Living
  8. Newsweek
  9. Good Housekeeping
  10. Family Handyman

Popular DVDs

  1. Law and Order: The First Year
  2. Terminator Genisys
  3. Inside Out
  4. Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  5. Woman in Gold
  6. Foyles War
  7. Cinderella 2015
  8. CSI: The Complete First Season
  9. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  10. Imitation Game

Popular Children’s Titles (print)

  1. Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
  3. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  4. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  5. Blood of Olympus’ by Rick Riordan
  6. Cassidy’s Guide to Everyday Etiquette and Obfuscation by Sue Stauffacher
  7. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
  8. I survived the destruction of Pompeii AD 79 by Lauren Tarshis
  9. Isle of the Lost by Melissa De la Cruz
  10. Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Popular Teen Titles (print)

  1. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. 5th Wave by Richard Yancey
  3. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  5. 100 by Morgan Kass
  6. Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
  7. Carry On: The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow by Rainbow Rowell
  8. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  9. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Popular Adult Fiction Titles (print)

  1. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
  2. Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell
  3. Guilty by David Baldacci
  4. Murder House by James Patterson
  5. X by Sue Grafton
  6. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  7. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  8. Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  9. Scam by Janet Evanovich
  10. After You by Jojo Moyes

Popular Adult Nonfiction Titles (print)

  1. Killing Reagan by Bill O’Reilly
  2. Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  3. Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin
  4. Last of the President’s Men by Bob Woodward
  5. Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  6. My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
  7. Road to Character by David Brooks
  8. Rosemary the Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson
  9. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade
  10. Witches, Salem 1692 by Stacy Schiff