What Have YOU Been Reading?


Myers Park librarian Carl Schwanke

‘Tis the season for top ten lists, and Library staff have compiled the most-checked-out titles of 2018 by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library users.

Adult Fiction (combined print and digital)


  1. The Great Alone, by Hannah Kristin
  2. The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham
  3. The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn
  4. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
  5. Origin: A Novel, by Dan Brown
  6. The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel, by Lee Child
  7. Before We Were Yours: A Novel, by Lisa Wingate
  8. Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins
  9. The Fallen, by David Baldacci
  10. Camino Island, by John Grisham

Adult Non-Fiction (combined print and digital)


  1. Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
  2. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance
  3. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff
  4. Girl Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be, by Rachel Hollis
  5. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, by James Comey
  6. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann
  7. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, by Mark Manson
  8. The Glass Castle: A Memoir, by Jeannette Walls
  9. Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward
  10. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer, by Michelle McNamara

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