The Most Popular Books at Boston Public Library This Year Are…

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This year's most popular book across the Boston Public Library system is Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. But which books are the most popular in our Jamaica Plain libraries?

Locally, Garmus' book was one of the top checked out books at the Connolly and Jamaica Plain branches. The book is, "Set in 1960s California, this blockbuster debut is the hilarious, idiosyncratic and uplifting story of a female scientist whose career is constantly derailed by the idea that a woman's place is in the home, only to find herself starring as the host of America's most beloved TV cooking show."

Check out the most popular books at the Connolly, Egleston Square, and Jamaica Plain Branch Libraries, and the top adult, teen, and children's books, top streamed movies, top audiobooks, and more.

Connolly

  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin
  • Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus
  • Remarkably Bright Creatures, Shelby Van Pelt
  • Olga Dies Dreaming, Xochitl Gonzalez
  • Small Mercies, Dennis Lehane

Egleston Square

  • The Switcheroo Rescue!, FGTeeV
  • Dog Man, Dav Pilkey
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney
  • Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas, Dav Pilkey
  • Dog Man Unleashed, Dav Pilkey

Jamaica Plain

  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin
  • Demon Copperhead, Barbara Kingsolver
  • Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus
  • Trust, Hernán Díaz
  • Small Mercies, Dennis Lehane

he Top 10 Checked Out Books in 2023, across print and digital, were:

  1. Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus
  2. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin
  3. Spare, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
  4. Book Lovers, Emily Henry
  5. I'm Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy
  6. Happy Place, Emily Henry
  7. 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think, Brianna West
  8. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid
  9. Demon Copperhead, Barbara Kingsolver
  10. It Starts with Us, Colleen Hoover

Top Five Reads, Listens, and Views:

Top Adult Books

  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin
  • Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus
  • I'm Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy
  • Demon Copperhead, Barbara Kingsolver
  • Small Mercies, Dennis Lehane
  • Full List

Top Teen Books

  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Suzanne Collins
  • A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson
  • Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo
  • Heartstopper: Volume 1, Alice Oseman
  • The Inheritance Games, Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Full List

Top Children's Books

  • Smile, Raina Telgemeier
  • Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties, Dav Pilkey
  • Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, Dav Pilkey
  • Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas, Dav Pilkey
  • Dog Man, Dav Pilkey
  • Full List

Top eBooks

  • Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus
  • Book Lovers, Emily Henry
  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty, Jenny Han
  • Happy Place, Emily Henry
  • Full List

Top Audiobooks

  • 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think, Brianna West
  • Spare, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • I'm Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy
  • Girl, Forgotten, Karin Slaughter
  • Full List

Top Movies Streamed (Kanopy)

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Pleasure
  • Father Brown
  • Venus
  • A Perfect Spy
  • Full List

Top Albums Streamed (Hoopla)

  • Midnights [3am edition], Taylor Swift
  • Hamilton, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Speak Now (Taylor's Version), Taylor Swift
  • Lover, Taylor Swift
  • reputation, Taylor Swift
  • Full List
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