Most Checked Out Books of 2019

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Suzanne Collins
Description: By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
Call Number: YA FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Tomi Adeyemi
Description: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Call Number: YA FIC Ade
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Jeff Kinney
Description: Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous creatures all threaten their vacation.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Jeff Kinney
Description: When snow closes Greg Heffley's middle school, he and his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, face a fight for survival as warring gangs turn the neighborhood into a wintry battlefield.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Nicholas Sparks
Description: Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.
Call Number: FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
David Baldacci
Description: Atlee Pine, an FBI special agent assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States. Ever since her twin sister was abducted by a notorious serial killer at age five, Atlee has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others. And she's the best at it. She could be one of the Bureau's top criminal profilers, if she didn't prefer catching criminals in the vast wilderness of the West to climbing the career ladder in the D.C. office. Her chosen mission is a lonesome one--but that suits her just fine. Now, Atlee is called in to investigate the mutilated carcass of a mule found in the Grand Canyon--and hopefully, solve the disappearance of its rider. But this isn't the only recent disappearance. In fact, it may be just the first clue, the key to unraveling a rash of other similar missing persons cases in the canyon.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Janet Evanovich
Description: "There's nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, cole slaw, and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
John Sandford
Description: It was a relatively minor criminal matter, but enough that the U.S. Marshals obtained a warrant to enter the home. They didn't expect to unearth trophies from a score of killings. Now Davenport is on the trail of a serial murderer, one who was able to operate for years without notice or suspicion. But there's even more to this killer than meets the eye.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Liane Moriarty
Description: Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? These nine perfect strangers are about to find out. Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can't even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She's immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don't look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn't even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer--or should she run while she still can? It's not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Lee Child
Description: "Jack Reacher has extended his thumb and hit the pavement. His plan is to follow the autumn sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road in rural New Hampshire, deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: The town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? and takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians are trying to drive to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they're stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners almost seem too friendly. It's a strange place, but it's all there is. The next morning in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He knows his father left and never returned. Now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father's life, and strands of different stories begin to merge, he makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense and deadly"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Victoria Aveyard
Description: Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard--a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
Call Number: YA FIC Ave
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
David Baldacci
Description: Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting Decker's hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by Meryl Hawkins--the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective. A dozen years in prison have left Hawkins unrecognizably aged and terminally ill, but one thing hasn't changed: he maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago? Digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if only he can put the pieces together quickly enough. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
James Patterson, Maxine. author Paetro
Description: For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue -- until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco's entire school system at stake, Lindsay Boxer has never been under more pressure. To solve the "School Night" case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas, as the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest. Together, Lindsay and Cindy take new approaches, and unexpected facts about the victims leave them stunned.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney
Description: Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Call Number: YA FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
Description: Eighteen-year-old twins Becca and Cassie, now trained, fearless fighters, hold the key to defeating the despotic United regime and freeing the people of the former United States, but at what cost?
Call Number: YA FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Kristin Hannah
Description: Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
John Grisham
Description: In the small north Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues behind. There were no witnesses, no real suspects, no one with a motive. The police soon settled on Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo's. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Angie Thomas, Bahni Turpin
Description: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Suzanne Collins, Carolyn McCormick
Description: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
Call Number: YA FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
John Grisham
Description: Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton - was 'I have nothing to say'. And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Kiera Cass
Description: "Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illéa, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illéa's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
John Green
Description: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
Call Number: YA FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Delia Owens
Description: "For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Owe
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
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Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins
YA FIC Col
The 18th Abduction
James Patterson, Maxine. author Paetro
FIC Pat
Children Of Blood And Bone [Audiobook]
Tomi Adeyemi
YA FIC Ade
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney
YA FIC Ale
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : The Getaway
Jeff Kinney
J FIC Kin
The Fall Of Crazy House
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
YA FIC Pat
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : The Meltdown
Jeff Kinney
J FIC Kin
The Great Alone
Kristin Hannah
FIC Han
Every Breath
Nicholas Sparks
FIC Spa
The Guardians
John Grisham
FIC Gri
Long Road To Mercy
David Baldacci
FIC Bal
The Hate U Give [Audiobook]
Angie Thomas, Bahni Turpin
YA FIC Tho
Look Alive Twenty-five
Janet Evanovich
FIC Eva
The Hunger Games [Audiobook]
Suzanne Collins, Carolyn McCormick
YA FIC Col
Neon Prey
John Sandford
FIC San
The Reckoning
John Grisham
FIC Gri
Nine Perfect Strangers
Liane Moriarty
FIC Mor
The Selection
Kiera Cass
YA FIC Cas
Past Tense
Lee Child
FIC Chi
Turtles All The Way Down
John Green
YA FIC Gre
Red Queen
Victoria Aveyard
YA FIC Ave
Where The Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens
FIC Owe
Redemption
David Baldacci
FIC Bal