Most Checked Out Books of 2022

January 4, 2023 | Adult Services

We’re taking a look back at the most popular books at Albany Public Library in 2022. These are the books that YOU — our wonderful patrons — loved and borrowed from us the most!

If you haven’t read these titles yet:

Most Checked Out FICTION

  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (#1)
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  • The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Most Checked Out NONFICTION

  • Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear (#1)
  • Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake
  • Crying In H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe

Most Checked Out MYSTERY

  • The Guest List by Lucy Foley (#1)
  • A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais
  • The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
  • Ocean Prey by John Sandford
  • Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica
  • The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Most Checked Out ROMANCE

  • Verity by Colleen Hoover (#1)
  • It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
  • People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • Beach Read by Emily Henry
  • Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.