Year in Review: Top Circulated Books, Music & TV Shows/Movies in Richland County

coversAs 2020 begins to wind down, Richland Library is looking back at trending titles among our more than 240,000 library card holders over the last year.

We're compiling lists of the top five circulated books, music and TV shows/movies from both our physical and digital collections. They span different genres and include picks from the New York Times Best Sellers list and the 2020 National Book Awards longlist as well as Tony Award and Academy Award nominees and winners.

Here's a glimpse at what has been capturing the interests of our customers:

Adult Books (Physical Collection)
-Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens)
-The Guardians (John Grisham)
-The Giver of Stars (Jojo Moyes)
-American Dirt (Jeanine Cummins)
-The Silent Patient (Alex Michaelides)

Adult Books (Digital Collection)
-The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett)
-Camino Winds (John Grisham)
-Walk the Wire (David Baldacci)
-Untamed (Glennon Doyle)
-American Dirt (Jeanine Cummins)

Children's Books (Physical Collection)
-Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar (James Dean)
-Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (Mo Willems)
-Waiting Is Not Easy! (Mo Willems)
-I Love My New Toy! (Mo Willems)
-Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls (Dav Pilkey)

Children's Books (Digital Collection)
-Pete the Cat's Family Road Trip (Kimberly & James Dean)
-The Last Olympian (Rick Riordan)
-New Kid (Jerry Craft)
-Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana (James Dean)
-Big Nate Makes the Grade (Lincoln Peirce)

Music (Physical Collection)
-Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
-Frozen (Soundtrack)
-Ultimate Prince (Prince)
-Now That's What I Call Music! Volume 71 (Various Artists)
-Worthy (India.Arie)

Music (Digital Collection)
-Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
-The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
-When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Billie Eilish)
-Look up Child (Lauren Daigle)
-Folklore (Taylor Swift)

TV Shows/Movies (Physical Collection)
-Spider-Man: Far from Home
-Once upon a Time... in Hollywood
-A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
-Little Women

TV Shows/Movies (Digital Collection)
-Doc Martin: Paint It Black (Season 9, Episode 4)
-My Life Is Murder: The Locked Room (Season 1, Episode 2)
-Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway
-Agatha Raisin: The Walkers of Dembly (Season 1, Episode 1)

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email

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