Lincoln City Libraries announces most popular books of 2022

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LINCOLN, Nebr. (KLKN) — More than 2.8 million items were borrowed from the eight Lincoln City Libraries and Lied Bookmobile last year.

The library system made the announcement on Monday of the most popular titles of 2022.

“Our city libraries continue to be hubs of activity where patrons have access to a great collection with the latest in popular titles and new discoveries,” Library Director Ryan Wieber said in a press release.

In 2022, the library saw an increase of 4.3% in the circulation of reading material.

Nearly 700,000 items were borrowed electronically, the library website was viewed over 1 million times, and there was a 16% increase in visitations once the libraries resumed in-person programming in March, according to the press release.

The most popular titles in all formats are as follows:

  1. “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles — 1,243 checkouts
  2. “Sparks Like Stars” by Nadia Hashimi — 805 checkouts
  3. “Sparring Partners” by John Grisham — 610 checkouts
  4. “The 6:20 Man” by David Baldacci — 522 checkouts
  5. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens — 504 checkouts
  6. “Run, Rose, Run” by Dolly Parton — 484 checkouts
  7. “The Hotel Nantucket” by Elin Hilderbrand — 473 checkouts
  8. “Dream Town” by David Baldacci — 471 checkouts
  9. “Shattered” by James Patterson — 463 checkouts
  10. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” by Jeff Kinney — 456 checkouts

“We find that people love end-of-year lists, and the libraries’ top 10 most read lists is a great way to share what the Lincoln community has been reading this last year,” Rebecca Aracena, support services coordinator, said in a press release.

The library also loans ukuleles, guitars, video games and movies and provides free access to dozens of databases.

To view top 10 checkout lists in other categories, visit For more information about Lincoln City Libraries and its services, visit

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