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What Was Hot in 2017 – via Richland Library Customers

Columbia, SC– As 2017 begins to wind down, Richland Library is looking back over the last year at what was trending among our more than 200,000 library card holders.

To compile our “best-of” lists, we took the top 10 books, music and movies that our customers checked out or downloaded in 2017. They spanned a number of genres and crossed generation gaps.Check out the top picks and see how many you can cross off your own personal viewing list.

Adult Books
1. The Whistler (John Grisham)
2. Grant Park (Leonard Pitts, Jr.)
3. Truly Madly Guilty (Liane Moriarty)
4. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family
& Culture in Crisis
(J.D. Vance)
5. Into the Water (Paula Hawkins)
6. Camino Island (John Grisham)
7. Small Great Things (Jodi Picoult)
8. Night School (Lee Child)
9. Two by Two (Nicholas Sparks)
10. The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)

Children’s Books
1. Waiting Is Not Easy! (Mo Willems)
2. My New Friend Is So Fun! (Mo Willems)
3. Harry Potter & the Cursed Child (Jack Thorne)
4. I Really Like Slop! (Mo Willems)
5. Fox in Socks (Dr. Seuss)
6. Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (Mo Willems)
7. I Will Surprise My Friend! (Mo Willems)
8. Let’s Go for a Drive! (Mo Willems)
9. Fly Guy vs. the Fly Swatter (Tedd Arnold)
10. Should I Share My Ice Cream? (Mo Willems)

Music
1. Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast Recording
2. All the Number Ones (New Edition)
3. Lemonade (Beyonce)
4. Kidz Bop – Greatest Hits!
5. Ultimate (Prince)
6. Kidz Bop 30
7. 25 (Adele)
8. The Best of New Edition (New Edition)
9. 4Ever (Prince)
10. Kidz Bop 26

Movies
1. Moana
2. The Secret Life of Pets
3. Doctor Strange
4. Hacksaw Ridge
5. Zootopia
6. When the Bough Breaks
7. Deepwater Horizon
8. Finding Dory
9. The Accountant
10. Queen of Katwe

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.
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