Fauquier County’s Most Popular Reads of 2020

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woman holding assorted library booksIt can be both entertaining and inspiring to see what others are reading. There are many lists to turn to – from the weekly New York Times Best Seller list to the annual list of 100 “must read” books by Time Magazine.  But what are your friends and neighbors reading?

Here are the top checkouts by Fauquier Public Library patrons in 2020:


  1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  2. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  3. Becoming by Michelle Obama

Full list of 10 most popular checkouts by adults


  1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  2. The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series Book 1) by James Dasher
  3. The Selection (Selection Series Book 1) by Kiera Cass

Full list of most popular checkouts by teens


  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter Series, Book 1) by JK Rowling
  2. A Wrinkle In Time (Time Quartet, Book 1) by Madeline L’Engle
  3. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, Book 1) by Rick Riordan

Full list of 10 most popular checkouts by children

Thousands of other titles await in our collections, available in multiple formats.

Here are a few additional way to find new reads for the new year. You can:

  • Use BookMatch to get customized reading recommendations from library staff
  • Discover read-alikes, recommended reading lists, even book club resources using Novelist Plus
  • Checkout e-Books or e-Audiobooks from Overdrive
  • Download our mobile app and take the library with you wherever you go
  • Get a library card and start exploring everything your local library has to offer

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