Posted: January 2, 2019
Customer browsing library catalogue

Each year WPL customers ask us what the most popular book of the year was. Everyone wants to know what their neighbours are reading. Without further ado, here are the 25 most borrowed books (fiction and non-fiction) at WPL in 2018:


  1. Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay
  2. Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
  3. Past Tense by Lee Child
  4. The Reckoning by John Grisham
  5. Women Talking : a novel by Miriam Toews 
  6. The President is Missing : a novel by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
  7. A Spark of Light : a novel by Jodi Picoult
  8. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware 
  9. Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
  10. The Fallen by David Baldacci
  11. The Clockmaker's Daughter : a novel by Kate Morton
  12. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  13. Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci
  14. The 17th Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  15. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
  16. Juror #3 by James Patterson and Nancy Allen
  17. Look Alive Twenty-five by Janet Evanovich
  18. Ambush by James Patterson and James O. Born
  19. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
  20. Desperate Measures by Stuart Woods
  21. Twisted Prey by John Sandford 
  22. Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer 
  23. After Anna by Lisa Scottoline 
  24. All We Ever Wanted : a novel / Emily Giffin
  25. Shelter in Place / Nora Roberts


  1. Fear : Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward 
  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama 
  3. Fire and Fury : inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff 
  4. 12 Rules for Life : an antidote to chaos / Jordan B. Peterson 
  5. Trumpocracy : the corruption of the American republic by David Frum
  6. Educated : a memoir / Tara Westover 
  7. The Gentle art of Swedish Death Cleaning : how to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter by Margareta Magnusson 
  8. The Year of Less : how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings, and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store by Cait Flanders
  9. All Things Consoled : a daughter's memoir by Elizabeth Hay
  10. In Pieces : a memoir by Sally Field
  11. Power Bowls : 100 perfectly balanced meals in a bowl by Christal Sczebel
  12. I'll Be Gone in the Dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
  13. Fit at Mid-life : a feminist fitness journey by Samantha Brennan & Tracy Isaacs Brennan
  14. The Apprentice : Trump, Russia and the subversion of American democracy by Greg Miller
  15. The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
  16. Dare to Lead : brave work, tough conversations, whole hearts by Brene Brown 
  17. Calypso by David Sedaris 
  18. Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs
  19. 21 Lessons for the 21st century by Yuval Noah Harari
  20. Unhinged : an insider's account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault
  21. Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi with Tara Wigley
  22. The Plant Paradox Cookbook : 100 delicious recipes to help you lose weight, heal your gut, and live lectin-free by Steven R. Gundry
  23. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
  24. Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels with Kevin Carr O'Leary
  25. Uncomplicated : taking the stress out of home cooking by Claire Tansey