Most Checked-Out Items of 2018

What were your friends and neighbors reading in 2018?

That matters—in a general sort of way. We acquire books and other materials to form a well-rounded collection that serves your needs, keeps up with trends, and offers a balance of ideas and viewpoints. Every check-out is a vote for the types of materials and topics you enjoy.

This week, we’re happy to share these lists from the Most Checked-Out Items of 2018 at the Estes Valley Library. For most items, you may click on the title to see it listed in the Library catalog.

Top 10 new non-fiction:

  1. Educated: a memoir, by Tara Westover
    2. The keto reset diet: reboot your metabolism in 21 days and burn fat forever by Mark Sisson
    3. The sun does shine: how I found life and freedom on death row by Anthony Ray Hinton
    4. The last castle: the epic story of love, loss and American royalty in the nation’s largest home by Denise Kieran
    5. Sapiens: a brief history of humankind by Yuval N. Harari
    6. 7 Lessons from heaven: how dying taught me to live a joy-filled life by Mary C. Neal
    7. If I live until morning: a true story of adventure, tragedy and transformation  by Jean Muenchrath
    8. The day the world came to town: 9/11 i Gander Newfoundland by Jim DeFud
    9. Lincoln’s last trial: the murder case that propelled him to the presidency by Dan Abrams
    10. The debatable land: the lost world between Scotland and England by Graham Rogg


Top 10 new fiction:

  1. Women in sunlight by Frances Mayes
    2. Tom Clancy: line of sight by Mike Maden
    3. The president is missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
    4. The pharaoh key by Douglas Preston
    5. Abandoned by Allison Brennan
    6. The Moscow deception by Karen Robards
    7. The woman in the woods by John Connolly
    8. A breath of hope by Lauraine Snelling
    9. Murder in paradise by James Patterson
    10. Paradox by Catherine Coulter


Top 10 cookbooks in 2018:

  1. The wicked good ketogenic diet cookbook by Amanda Hughes
    2. Slow cooker revolution:  one test kitchen, 30 slow cookers, 200 amazing recipes by America’s Test Kitchen
    3. Thug kitchen:  eat like you give a f*ck  by Matt Holloway, Michelle Davis, and Thug Kitchen, LLC
    4. Vegan bowl attack!:  more than 100 one-dish meals packed with plant based power by Jackie Sobon
    5. Forks over knives:  the cookbook by Del Sroufe
    6. Pie in the sky:  100 cakes, pies, cookies, and pastries home-tested for baking at sea level, 3000, 5000, 7000 and 10,000 feet by Susan Gold Purdy
    7. Thrive energy cookbook:  150 plant-based whole food recipes by Brendan Frazier
    8. The high-protein vegetarian cookbook by Katie Parker
    9. The Mexican slow cooker:  recipes for mole, enchiladas, carnitas, chile verde pork and more favorites by Deborah Schneider
    10. The complete America’s test kitchen TV show cookbook


Top 10 travel guides in 2018:

  1. Rick Steves’ Switzerland
    2. Fodor’s Alaska
    3. Rick Steves’ Italy
    4. DK eyewitness travel top 10 Paris
    5. Lonely Planet Norway
    6. DK eyewitness travel Switzerland
    7. Lonely Planet Italy
    8. Rick Steves’ Paris
    9. DK eyewitness travel Italy
    10. Lonely Planet Mexico


Top 10 new large print:

  1. The sixth day by Catherine Coulter
    2. Murder, interrupted: true crime thrillers by James Patterson
    3. Shoot first by Stuart Woods
    4. Twisted prey by John Sandford
    5. The fallen by David Baldacci
    6. The disappeared by C.J. Box
    7. With you always by Jody Hedlund
    8. The family gathering by Robyn Carr
    9. Beneath a scarlet sky by Mark T. Sullivan
    10. The sometimes sisters by Carolyn Brown


Top 10 DVDs:

  1. American Assassin
    2. Paris can wait
    3. LBJ
    4. Maze runner:  Death cure
    5. Dunkirk
    6. Goodbye Christopher Robin
    7. The snowman
    8. Lady bird
    9. The hero
    10. Wonder


Top 10 Playaways:

  1. Don’t let go by Harlan Coben
    2. Killers of the flower moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann
    3. Camino Island by John Grisham
    4. Proof of life by Judith A. Jance
    5. End game by David Baldacci
    6. Hardcore twenty-four by Janet Evanovich
    7. Unpunished by Lisa Black
    8.The rooster bar by John Grisham
    9. The whole town’s talking by Fannie Flagg
    10. Origin by Dan Brown


Top 5 Book Club Bags:

  1. A tree grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
    2. The Boston girl by Anita Diamant
    3. Lab girl by Hope Jahren
    4. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
    5. The handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood


Top 10 ebooks from the Cloud Library:

  1. The great alone by Kristin Hannah
    2. Almost paradise by Debbie Macomber
    3. No middle name by Lee Child
    4. The punishment she deserves by Elizabeth George
    5. The silent corner by Dean Koontz
    6. Our souls at night by Kent Haruf
    7. Refuge cove by Janet Dailey
    8. Still life by Louise Penny
    9. The woman who smashed codes by Jason Fagone
    10. Unbound by Stuart Woods


Top 10 eAudiobooks from OverDrive:

  1. The great alone by Kristin Hannah
    2. Flat broke with two goats by Jennfer McGaha
    3. Camino Island by John Grisham
    4. The fallen by David Baldacci
    5. Badlands by C.J. Box
    6. Educated by Tara Westover
    7. Beartown by Fredrik Backman
    8. The flight attendant by Chris Bohjalian
    9. The outsider by Stephen King
    10. Fifty fifty by James Patterson


Top 10 music albums from hoopla:

  1. Moana: Original motion picture soundtrack
    2. The greatest showman:  Original motion picture soundtrack
    3. Frozen:  Original motion picture soundtrack
    4. Hamilton:  Original motion picture soundtrack
    5. 80s Mixtape
    6. Dark as night by Nahko and Medicine for the People
    7. KIDZ BOP 37
    8. 80s Super Hits
    9. Bon Jovi Greatest Hits
    10. Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots