WASHINGTON — D.C. got busy this year -- busy reading! Nearly five million items were checked out or downloaded from the D.C. Public Library system, which includes 25 neighborhood libraries, and a soon-to-be modernized central library. 

On Wednesday, when most of the Twittersphere was twitterpated with impeachment talk, a seemingly benign tweet from the D.C. Public Library reached trending status with a simple request for bookworms to share what they were currently reading using #BrownBagDC. Everything from apocalyptic future fiction to romance novels and YA historical fiction was discussed.  

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Now, the library is sharing the books they couldn't keep on the shelves this year. They've released top 10 lists of the most checked out and downloaded fiction books, non fiction books, audiobooks, ebooks and magazines. 

See if your favorites made the list below, or use the list to add a few last-minute requests to your wish list this holiday season. Happy reading! 

Top 10 Fiction Books

  1. "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng
  2. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens
  3. "An American Marriage: A Novel" by Tayari Jones
  4. "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles
  5. "There There" by Tommy Orange
  6. "Circe" by Madeline Miller
  7. "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee
  8. "Normal People" by Salley Rooney
  9. "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman
  10. "The Underground Railroad: A Novel" by Colson Whitehead


Top 10 Nonfiction Books

  1. "Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover
  2. "Becoming" by Michelle Obama
  3. "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup" by John Carreyrou
  4. "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean
  5. "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood" by Trevor Noah
  6. "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland" by Patrick Radden Keefe
  7. "The Fifth Risk" by Michael Lewis
  8. "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  9. "Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann
  10. "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

Nearly 25% of the library's check outs came in the digital form, and for the first time, one million items were borrowed in 2019. The one millionth download was an audiobook, "Possibilities" by Herbie Hancock. 

Here are the top 10 fiction audiobooks and magazine downloads for the year. 

Top 10 Fiction Audiobooks

  1. "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng
  2. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens
  3. "Crazy Rich Asians: Crazy Rich Asians Series, Book 1" by Kevin Kwan
  4. "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng
  5. "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  6. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by Anthony Doerr
  7. "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez
  8. "The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle" by Stuart Turton
  9. "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup" by John Carreyrou
  10. "Bossypants" by Tina Fey

Top 10 Magazines Downloaded

  1. The New Yorker
  2. The Economist
  3. Newsweek
  4. Us Weekly
  5. The Week Magazine
  6. New York Review of Books
  7. New York Magazine
  8. Apple Magazine
  9. National Geographic
  10. Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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