Hennepin County Library's most borrowed books of 2022


The end of the year is often a time of reflection. At Hennepin County Library, we’re reflecting on our year of reading, and book checkouts. Of the 10 million checkouts across the Hennepin County Library system in 2022, below are the most borrowed titles. “We love to read about Minnesota, and we love local authors,” said Katy Schulz, senior librarian in collections and technical services. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a top titles list without William Kent Krueger or John Sandford (usually both!); they are joined by Louise Erdrich whenever she has a new book.” 

Looking for your next read? Consider one of the titles on these lists!  

Adult - print

  1. Lightning Strike: A Novel by William Kent Krueger 
  2. The Lincoln Highway: A Novel by Amor Towles 
  3. The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel by Laura Dave 
  4. The Sentence: A Novel by Louise Erdrich 
  5. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah 
  6. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 
  7. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 
  8. The Investigator by John Sandford 
  9. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 
  10. Apples Never Fall: A Novel by Liane Moriarty 

Juvenile – print

  1. Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose by Dav Pilkey 
  2. Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey 
  3. Mothering Heights by Dav Pilkey 
  4. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey 
  5. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey 
  6. Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey 
  7. Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey 
  8. Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey 
  9. Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey 
  10. Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey 

Adult – eBook 

  1. The Four Winds: A Novel by Kristin Hannah 
  2. The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel by Laura Dave 
  3. Apples Never Fall: A Novel by Liane Moriarty 
  4. The Lincoln Highway: A Novel by Amor Towles 
  5. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid 
  6. Verity by Colleen Hoover 
  7. Anxious People: A Novel by Fredrik Backman 
  8. Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel by Anthony Doerr 
  9. The Judge’s List: A Novel by John Grisham 
  10. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab 

Juvenile – eBook 

  1. Shadow and Bone: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 1 by Leigh Bardugo 
  2. A Court of Thorns and Roses: A Court of Thorns and Roses Series, Book 1 by Sarah J. Maas 
  3. A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger 
  4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 
  5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 
  6. Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley 
  7. Logan Likes Mary Anne!: Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series, Book 8 by Ann M. Martin 
  8. The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 15) by Jeff Kinney 
  9. Throne of Glass: Throne of Glass Series, Book 1 by Sarah J. Maas 
  10. Siege and Storm: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 2 by Leigh Bardugo