The 20 most borrowed titles of 2019 

Delia Owens' stunning debut novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, topped the New York Times fiction best-sellers list and had readers buzzing throughout the year. It was also the most borrowed adult title from Cuyahoga County Public Library in 2019. Other authors who made our top 20 include several old favorites — including multiple appearances by prolific writers James Patterson and Daniel Steel — plenty of thrillers, a few heart-warming tales and Margaret Atwood's long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale.  

Ever wonder what your neighbors are reading? Click here to see the top five most borrowed books at every branch. 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
3. Child's Play by Danielle Steel
4. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
5. Blue Moon by Lee Child
6. Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
7. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
8. The Guardians by John Grisham
9. Spy: A Novel by Danielle Steel 
10. Bloody Genius by John Sandford
11. The Inn by James Patterson and Candice Fox
12. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
13. Killer Instinct by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
14. What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
15. A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber
16. Stealth by Stuart Woods 
17. Criss Cross by James Patterson 
18. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
19. The Dark Side by Danielle Steel 
20. One Good Deed by David Baldacci


THE TOP 5 MOST BORROWED TITLES BY BRANCH 

QUICK LINKS 

Use the links below to see the top five most borrowed adult titles of 2019 at every Cuyahoga County Public Library branch and our MetroHealth Service Point.  

BAY VILLAGE  |  BEACHWOOD  |  BEREA  |  BRECKSVILLE  |  BROOK PARK  |  BROOKLYN  |  CHAGRIN FALLS  |  FAIRVIEW PARK  |  GARFIELD HEIGHTS  |  GATES MILLS  |  INDEPENDENCE  |  MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS  |  METROHEALTH  |  MAPLE HEIGHTS  |  MAYFIELD  |  NORTH OLMSTED  |  NORTH ROYALTON  |  OLMSTED FALLS  |  ORANGE  |  PARMA HEIGHTS  |  PARMA  |  PARMA-SNOW  |  RICHMOND HEIGHTS  |  SOLON  |  SOUTH EUCLID-LYNDHURST  |  SOUTHEAST (BEDFORD)  |  STRONGSVILLE  |  WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS


BAY VILLAGE BRANCH 

1. Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 
3. Inland by Téa Obreht 
4. Blue Moon by Lee Child 
5. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly 


BEACHWOOD BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 
2. Child's Play by Danielle Steel
3. Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
4. The Girl from Berlin by Ronald H. Balson
5. The New Girl by Daniel Silva 


BEREA BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 
2. The Inn by James Patterson and Candice Fox 
3. Blue Moon by Lee Child 
4. Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley 
5. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly


BRECKSVILLE BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. Blue Moon by Lee Child
3. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
4. Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott 
5. Bloody Genius by John Sandford 


BROOK PARK BRANCH 

1. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
2. The Mother-in-law by Sally Hepworth 
3. The Guardians by John Grisham
4. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
5. Child's Play by Danielle Steel


BROOKLYN BRANCH 

1. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
2. Murder on the Quai by Cara Black 
3. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
5. Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich 


CHAGRIN FALLS BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
3. Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
4. The Guardians by John Grisham
5. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly


FAIRVIEW PARK BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
3. Blue Moon by Lee Child
4. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
5. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly


GARFIELD HEIGHTS BRANCH 

1. Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
2. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
3. Killer Instinct by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
4. The Inn by James Patterson and Candice Fox 
5. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci


GATES MILLS BRANCH 

1. Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
2. Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening by Manil Sharif
3. The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo 
4. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
5. A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier 


INDEPENDENCE BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 
3. Child's Play by Danielle Steel
4. Blue Moon by Lee Child
5. A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber


MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS BRANCH 

1. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
2. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
3. Child's Play by Danielle Steel
4. The Guardians by John Grisham
5. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


METROHEALTH SERVICE POINT 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
3. Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
4. You, Me and the Sea by Meg Donohue 
5. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty


MAPLE HEIGHTS BRANCH 

1. In Love with the King of Harlem by Jahquel J. 
2. White Houses: A Novel by Amy Bloom
3. Loving a Borrego Brother by Johnni Sherri 
4. Becoming by Michelle Obama 
5. A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston by Robyn Crawford


MAYFIELD BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. Child's Play by Danielle Steel
3. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
4. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
5. Outfox by Sandra Brown


NORTH OLMSTED BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand 
3. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
4. Child's Play by Danielle Steel
5. A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber


NORTH ROYALTON BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. Child's Play by Danielle Steel
3. The Inn by James Patterson and Candice Fox
4. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
5. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro


OLMSTED FALLS BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. Blue Moon by Lee Child
3. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
4. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
5. Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich 


ORANGE BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. Blue Moon by Lee Child
3. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
4. Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
5. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly


PARMA HEIGHTS BRANCH 

1. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
2. Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich 
3. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
4. The Guardians by John Grisham
5. Spy: A Novel by Danielle Steel 


PARMA BRANCH 

1. Child's Play by Danielle Steel
2. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
3. The Dark Side by Danielle Steel
4. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
5. Blue Moon by Lee Child


PARMA-SNOW BRANCH 

1. Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
2. Child's Play by Danielle Steel
3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
4. Blue Moon by Lee Child
5. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro


RICHMOND HEIGHTS BRANCH 

1. The Dark Side by Danielle Steel
2. One Good Deed by David Baldacci
3. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
5. Child's Play by Danielle Steel


SOLON BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes 
3. Child's Play by Danielle Steel
4. Blue Moon by Lee Child
5. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly


SOUTH EUCLID-LYNDHURST BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
3. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
4. Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
5. Child's Play by Danielle Steel


SOUTHEAST (BEDFORD) BRANCH 

1. Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
2. The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield 
3. The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris
4. Blue Moon by Lee Child
5. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro


STRONGSVILLE BRANCH 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
3. Blue Moon by Lee Child
4. Child's Play by Danielle Steel
5. The Guardians by John Grisham


WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS BRANCH 

1. Becoming by Michelle Obama
2. A Sister's Power by Cydney Rax
3. Never Trust a Stranger by Mary Monroe
4. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark
5. The Library Book by Susan Orlean


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