Top 10 most popular titles of 2021

December 27, 2021

The results are in! We’ve rounded up the titles you, our patrons, checked out the most in 2021. We have the top 10 most popular adult print titles, picture books, ebooks and audiobooks. See what book lovers across our Vancouver Island Regional Library system borrowed this past year and find your next read.

Top 10 most popular adult print titles:

  1. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  2. All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny
  3. A Song for the Dark Times by Ian Rankin
  4. The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly
  5. Daylight by David Baldacci
  6. The Darkest Evening by Ann Cleves
  7. Fair Warning by Michael Connelly
  8. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owes
  9. Win by Harlan Coben
  10. Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

Top 10 most popular books of 2021:

  1. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder
  2. The Secret, Book & Scone Society, Book 1, by Ellery Adams
  3. The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad
  4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owes
  5. The Bestseller by Olivia Goldsmith
  6. Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards
  7. This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
  8. In the Land of Second Chances: A Novel by George Shaffner
  9. Blue Moon: Jack Reacher Series, Book 24 by Lee Child
  10.  A Minute to Midnight: Atlee Pine Series, Book 2 by David Baldacci

Top 10 most popular e-audiobooks of 2021:

  1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachers of Plants by Robin Hall Kimmerer
  2. Cold Mourning: Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery Series Book 1   by Brenda Chapman
  3. Outlander: Outlander Series, Book 1 by Diana Gabaldon
  4. An Accidental Death: DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 1 by Peter Grainger
  5. A Court of Thorns and Roses: A Court of Thorns and Roses Series, Book 1 by Sara J. Mass
  6.  Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil De Grasse Tyson
  7. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know abotu the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell
  8. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
  9.  Virgin River: Virgin River Series, Book 1 by Robyn Carr
  10. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century  by Jessica Bruder

Top 10 most popular print picture books: 

  1. The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson
  2.  The Hospital Dog by Julia Donaldson
  3. A Bunch of Munsch by Robert Munsch
  4. Sleep Tight with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  5. Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
  6. The Pigeon HAS to go to School! By Mo Willems
  7. Two Little Trains by Margaret Brown
  8. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
  9. Parents’ Day Surprise by Anne Lamb
  10. A Day on the Farm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle