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Posted on: December 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] OverDrive's Most Downloaded Ebooks & Audiobooks in 2020

Most downloaded ebooks and audiobooks of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work, socialize, shop, read, and much more. With libraries closed until recently, many readers have had to enjoy their books in new ways. Because of this, 2020 is on pace to once again set records in ebooks and audiobooks borrowed worldwide and from our OverDrive Collection. Through the first 11 months of 2020, 366 million OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks have been checked out from public libraries worldwide. This is a 30% increase from 2019. At York County Public Library, we have had a 32% increase from 2019. The fastest-growing genres worldwide are children's fiction and nonfiction, young adult fiction and nonfiction, and comics and graphic novels. See what readers in York County Public Library enjoyed reading versus readers worldwide. 

Top 10 Ebooks Checked Out from January-November 2020

Public Libraries WorldwideYork County Public Library
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  3. Educated by Tara Westover
  4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  5. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  6. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  7. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  8. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  9. The Guardians by John Grisham
  10. Blue Moon by Lee Child
  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  3. Blue Moon by Lee Child
  4. The Guardians by John Grisham
  5. Educated by Tara Westover
  6. Under Currents by Nora Roberts
  7. Walk the Wire by David Baldacci
  8. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
  9. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
  10. The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason

Top 10 Audiobooks Checked Out from January-November 2020

Public Libraries WorldwideYork County Public Library
  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  4. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  5. Educated by Tara Westover
  6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  7. So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  8. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  9. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  10. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  2. Educated by Tara Westover
  3. The Guardians by John Grisham
  4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  6. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  7. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  8. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  9. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  10. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci

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