The cover of Lee Child’s “The Midnight Line” book.

Thrillers top Surrey Libraries’ list of most-checked books of 2018

Lee Child’s ‘The Midnight Line’ was #1 for both physical book and eBook checkouts

Surrey residents love reading “who-dunnits,” according to a list of most-popular books checked out from Surrey Libraries in 2018.

Lee Child’s The Midnight Line, part of the Jack Reacher series of thrillers, was tops for both physical book and eBook checkouts, with a combined 903.

The top eAudio book was Celeste Ny’s Little Fires Everywhere, which was checked out 222 times.

“Mystery/thrillers were the most represented genre in all the categories, while eAudio also had some non-fiction selections make the top 10,” noted a Surrey Libraries release Thursday (Dec. 20).

“Two classics (1984 by George Orwell and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee) also made the adult fiction top 10 list.”

The top teen book borrowed was John Green’s Turtles all the Way Down, checked out 217 times.

In 2017, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was the most popular print book checked out from Surrey Libraries’ nine branches.

Here’s the list for 2018:

Top 10 Adult Fiction – Books

1. The Midnight Line by Lee Child

2. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

3. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

4. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly

5. Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

7. 1984 by George Orwell

8. Camino Island by John Grisham

9. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

10. Late Show by Michael Connelly

Top eAudio for 2018

1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ny

2. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

3. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

4. The Midnight Line by Lee Child

5. Origin by Dan Brown

6. In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

7. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

8. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

9. Camino Island by John Grisham

10. Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Top 10 Adult Fiction – eBooks

1. The Midnight Line by Lee Child

2. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

3. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

4. The Whistler by John Grisham

5. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly

6. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

7. Camino Island by John Grisham

8. Late Show by Michael Connelly

9. Origin by Dan Brown

10. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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