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Need Recommendations? Check Out the County Library’s Top 10 Borrowed Lists for 2021

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Come check out the top library loans in 2021.

Entertainment and education can be yours at no cost with a library card. The San Diego County Library system has got it all from books to e-books to audiobooks in just about every genre. Plus, they also have movies and music to loan.

Now if you need some recommendations, we have included the County Library’s Top 10 lists for books and movies checked out in 2021.

Library patrons can go in person to get any physical materials from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at all 33 County libraries. Please wear a mask to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Physical materials like books, audio books, DVDs and CDs can be requested online or by phone and picked up at your branch’s check-out area.

And of course, library patrons can still digitally access all the Library’s digital and electronic materials around the clock — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — by downloading the Libby app for e-books, audio books and e-magazines.

So, here are the 2021 Top 10 Lists.

Books

  1. A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  3. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  4. The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny
  5. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
  6. The Judge’s List by John Grisham
  7. Sooley by John Grisham
  8. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  9. A Time for Mercy by John Grisham
  10. Better Off Dead by Lee Child

Movies

  1. 1917
  2. Jumanji, The Next Level
  3. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  4. F9 The Fast Saga
  5. Black Widow
  6. Raya and the Last Dragon
  7. Cruella
  8. The Marksman
  9. A Quiet Place Part II
  10. Little Women

 E-books

  1. The Midnight Library: A Novel by Matt Haig
  2. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  3. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder
  4. Everything I Never Told You: A Novel by Celeste Ng
  5. The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel by Laura Dave
  6. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
  7. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  8. Malibu Rising: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  9. Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir
  10. The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett

 Audio and e-Audio Books

  1. The Midnight Library: A Novel by Matt Haig
  2. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  3. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  4. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
  5. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
  6. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell
  7. The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel by Laura Dave
  8. The Guest List: A Novel by Lucy Foley
  9. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  10. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Kids’ Chapter Books

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End by Jeff Kinney
  2. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey
  3. Dog Man: Mothering Heights by Dav Pilkey
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney
  5. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure by Jeff Kinney
  6. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey
  7. Dog Man: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey
  8. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney
  10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney

Teen Fiction

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. Guts: A Graphic Novel by Raina Tegemeier
  3. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
  4. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  5. The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan
  6. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (also available in graphic novel)
  7. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  8. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (It’s that good and classified in a different format)
  9. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (also available in graphic novel)
  10. The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan
Yvette Urrea Moe is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact