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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.

April 2024

*Updated May 1, 2024

#1 The Women

The Women, by Kristin Hannah

 

  • This month: #1
  • Last month: #1
  • Months in top 10: 5
  • Peak: #1 (3 months)

From the celebrated author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds comes Kristin Hannah's The Women--at once an intimate portrait of coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided.

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#2 Just for the Summer

Just for the Summer, by Abby Jimenez

 

  • This month: #2
  • Last month: N/A
  • Months in top 10: 2
  • Peak: #2

A sharp and scintillating summer novel that will make readers laugh out loud and cry happy tears from the New York Times bestselling author of Yours Truly.

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#3 Funny Story

Funny Story, by Emily Henry

 

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

A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

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#4 The Husbands

The Husbands, by Holly Gramazio

 

  • This month: #4
  • Last month: N/A
  • Months in top 10: 1
  • Peak: #4

An exuberant debut, The Husbands delights in asking: how do we navigate life, love, and choice in a world of never-ending options? 

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#5 Remarkably Bright Creatures

Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt

 

  • This month: #5
  • Last month:#5 
  • Months in top 10: 8
  • Peak: #5

For fans of A Man Called Ove, a luminous debut novel about a widow's unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium-and the truths she finally uncovers about her son's disappearance 30 years ago.

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#6 First Lie Wins

First Lie Wins, by Ashley Elston

 

  • This month: #6
  • Last month: #2
  • Months in top 10: 4
  • Peak: #1 (1 month)

Evie Porter has everything a nice, Southern girl could want: a perfect, doting boyfriend, a house with a white picket fence and a garden, a fancy group of friends. The only catch: Evie Porter doesn't exist

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#7 The Anxious Generation

The Anxious Generationby Jonathan Haidt

 

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

From New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Coddling of the American Mind, an essential investigation into the collapse of youth mental health--and a plan for a healthier, freer childhood.

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#8 Fourth Wing

Fourth Wing, by Rebecca Yarros

 

  • This month: #8
  • Last month: N/A
  • Months in top 10: 8
  • Peak: #1 (1 month)

As war grows more deadly, Violet Sorrengail joins the elite Navarre: the dragon riders. But she'll need to keep her wits because once you enter the Basgiath War College, there are only two ways out: graduate or die.

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#9 The Age of Magical Overthinking

The Age of Magical Overthinking, by Amanda Montell

 

  • This month: #9
  • Last month: N/A
  • Months in top 10: 1
  • Peak: #9

From the bestselling author of Cultish and host of the podcast Sounds Like a Cult, a delicious blend of cultural criticism and personal narrative that explores our cognitive biases and the power, disadvantages, and highlights of magical thinking.

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#10 A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Maas

 

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

Though Feyre now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, but as she navigates the feared Night Court's dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it.

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