Most Popular Items of 2016 at the APL

Here are the most checked out items of 2016. The year may be over, but you can still ‘check out’ the items that were the most popular. Most of the titles weren’t a surprise to the library staff; which items did you read/watch?


  1. Star Wars the Original Trilogy
  2. The Martian
  3. Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens
  4. Jurassic World
  5. The Revenant


  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  2. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  3. R.R Tolkien Gift Set
  4. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  5. The Suspect by Robert Crais

Adult Fiction

  1. The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
  2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  3. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
  4. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
  5. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Adult Non-Fiction

  1. The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up : the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  2. The Sea Captain’s Wife: a True Story of Love, Race, and War in the 19th Century by Martha Hodes
  3. Outliers the Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. The Boys in the Boat: 9 Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
  5. All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael MacDonald

Children’s Fiction

  1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
  4. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein
  5. Adventure Time by Ryan North

Young Adult

  1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  2. Paper Towns by John Green
  3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  4. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
  5. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard