Most Requested

Most Requested December

What are people reading across the city? This list is updated at the beginning of each month by tallying up holds placed over the past 30 days.

November 2022

*Updated December 1, 2022

#1 The Light We Carry

The Light We Carry, by Michelle Obama

 

  • This month: #1
  • Last month: N/A
  • Months in top 10: 1
  • Peak: #1 (1 months)

In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today's highly uncertain world.

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#2 Lessons in Chemistry

 

Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus

 

  • This month: #2
  • Last month: #8
  • Months in top 10: 8
  • Peak: #2

Meet Elizabeth Zott: a one-of-a-kind scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show in this novel that is irresistible, satisfying and full of fuel. It reminds you that change takes time and always requires heat.

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#3 It Starts with Us

 

It Starts with Us, by Colleen Hoover

 

  • This month: #3
  • Last month: #1
  • Months in top 10: 2
  • Peak: #1 (1 months)

Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favorite Atlas's side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the glorious and touching #1 New York Times bestseller It Ends with Us.

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#4 demon Copperhead

Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver

 

  • This month: #4
  • Last month: #9
  • Months in top 10: 2
  • Peak: #4

From the New York Times bestselling author of Unsheltered and Flight Behavior, a brilliant novel which enthralls, compels, and captures the heart as it evokes a young hero's unforgettable journey to maturity.

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#5 I'm Glad My Mom Died

I'm Glad My Mom Died, by Jennette McCurdy

 

  • This month: #5
  • Last month: #2
  • Months in top 10: 4
  • Peak: #1 (2 months)

A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor--including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother--and how she retook control of her life.

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#6 Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Things

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Things, by Matthew Perry

 

  • This month: #6
  • Last month: #6
  • Months in top 10: 2
  • Peak: #6

The beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, darkly funny memoir.

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A World of Curiosities

A World of Curiosities, by Louise Penny

 

  • This month: #7
  • Last month: N/A
  • Months in top 10: 1
  • Peak: #7

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns in the eighteenth entry in #1 New York Times bestseller Louise Penny's beloved series.

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#8 Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin

 

  • This month: #8
  • Last month: N/A
  • Months in top 10: 3
  • Peak: #6

In this exhilarating novel by the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry two friends--often in love, but never lovers--come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.

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#9 It Ends with Us

It Ends with Us, by Colleen Hoover

 

  • This month: #9
  • Last month: #3
  • Months in top 10: 13
  • Peak: #3

In this brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn't let go, long after you've finished it from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can't stop thinking about her first love.

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#10 The Cloisters

The Cloisters, by Katy Hays

 

  • This month: #10
  • Last month: N/A
  • Months in top 10: 1
  • Peak: #10

In this sinister, jaw-dropping debut novel, a circle of researchers uncover a mysterious deck of tarot cards and shocking secrets in New York's famed Met Cloisters.

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