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Representatives from Richland Library have been looking back at the trending titles among the more than 240,000 library card holders over the past year.

The library released a list of its top 10 books, movies and songs that were read, watched and listened to in 2021. There is also a list of top items rented from the "Library of Things." Each category ranges by age group and format.


Adult  fiction:


1. The Four Winds

2. The Vanishing Half: A Novel

3. The Midnight Library

4. The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel

5. A Time for Mercy

6. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

7. A Gambling Man

8. Sooley: A Novel

9. Daylight

10. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Adult eBooks:

1. The Midnight Library: A Novel

2. The Four Winds: A Novel

3. The Vanishing Half: A Novel

4. The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel

5. The Guest List: A Novel

6. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

7. Bridgerton Collection, Volume 1: Bridgerton Series, Books 1-3

8. Anxious People: A Novel

9. A Time for Mercy

10. Malibu Rising: A Novel

Adult Audiobooks:

1. The Vanishing Half: A Novel

2. The Four Winds: A Novel

3. The Midnight Library: A Novel

4. The Guest List: A Novel

5. A Promised Land

6. Greenlights

7. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

8. The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel

9. Where the Crawdads Sing

10. Anxious People: A Novel


Teen fiction:


1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

2. Midnight Sun

3. One of Us is Lying

4. The Hunger Games

5. Catching Fire

6. The Cruel Prince

7. The Hate U Give

8. We Were Liars

9. Throne of Glass

10. Salt to the Sea

Teen eBooks:

1. Shadow and Bone: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 1

2. Five Total Strangers

3. Midnight Sun: Twilight Series, Book 5

4. A Court of Thorns and Roses

5. Siege and Storm: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 2

6. One of Us Is Lying

7. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: The Hunger Games Series

8. A Court of Mist and Fury

9. Six of Crows: Dregs Series

10. A Court of Wings and Ruin

Teen Audiobooks:

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses: A Court of Thorns and Roses Series, Book 1

2. Midnight Sun

3. A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses Series, Book 2

4. A Court of Wings and Ruin: A Court of Thorns and Roses Series, Book 3

5. The Hunger Games: The Hunger Games Series, Book 1

6. Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha Series, Book 1

7. Five Total Strangers

8. The Hate U Give

9. Legendborn

10. The Book Thief


Children's Fiction:


1. I Love My New Toy!

2. I Will Take a Nap!

3. Pigs Make Me Sneeze!: An Elephant & Piggie Book

4. I Really Like Slop!

5. Waiting is not easy!

6. The Thank You Book

7. I Will Surprise My Friend!

8. Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar

9. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

10. Elephants Cannot Dance!

Children's eBooks:

1. The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 15)

2. The Good Egg

3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone

4. Grime and Punishment: Dog Man Series, Book 9

5. Logan Likes Mary Anne!: Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series, Book 8

6. Guts: Smile Series, Book 3

7. Smile: Smile Series, Book 1

8. Fetch-22: Dog Man Series, Book 8

9. Cat Kid Comic Club: Cat Kid Comic Club Series, Book 1

10. The Bad Seed

Children's Audiobooks:

1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

8. A Wrinkle In Time

9. The Dragonet Prophecy

10. The Lightning Thief



1. Box of Fire, Aerosmith

2. Traveller, Christ Stapleton

3. Lover, Taylor Swift

4. NOW That's What I Call Music 76, Various Artists

5. Folklore, Taylor Swift

6. The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

7. From a Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton

8. 25, Adele

9. Guitar Man, George Benson

10. Starting Over, Chris Stapleton

Streaming Music:

1. Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

2. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

3. 80s Mixtape, Various Artists

4. KIDZ BOP 2021

5. Evermore, Taylor Swift

6. SOUR, Olivia Rodrigo

7. Look Up Child, Lauren Daigle

8. folklore - deluxe version,Taylor Swift

9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Various Artists

10. Frozen 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition


1. Frozen II

2. Spider Man: Far From Home

3. The Marksman

4. News of the World

5. Wonder Woman 1984

6. The Lion King

7. The Croods, A New Age

8. Tenet

9. Little Women

10. Honest Thief

Streaming Movies & TV:

1. Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus (hoopla) / (kanopy)

2. Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late (hoopla) / (kanopy)

3. Sweet Home Alabama (hoopla)

4. I'm An Animal Season 1 (kanopy)

5. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog (hoopla)

6. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (kanopy)

7. The Tumblies (kanopy)

8. Intimacy

9. What We Do In the Shadows (kanopy)

10. The Librarians (kanopy)


1. Seed Bundles

2. Photography Kits

3. Pressure Washers

4. Projection Kits

5. Electric Tiller and Cultivator

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