Our city's libraries have announced their most checked-out books of 2018. The lists are separated by borough (and you can see lists by branch for NYPL libraries here, if you want to see what your neighbors are reading). While Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan was a popular choice, James Patterson, David Baldacci, and everyone's favorite romance writer Danielle Steel also went through a lot of hands this year.

Manhattan
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by​ ​J. D. Vance
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead

Brooklyn
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Sung, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Fall from Grace by Danielle Steel
Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel
Fifty Fifty by James Patterson
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
Red Alert by James Patterson
End Game by David Baldacci

Queens
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Fallen by David Baldacci
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
Origin by Dan Brown
TASC: Test Assessing Secondary Completion: Strategies, Practice, & Review, 2017-2018 by Kaplan (Kaplan Pub)
Fifty Fifty by James Patterson and Candice Fox
I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark

The Bronx
Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown
TASC: Test Assessing Secondary Completion: Strategies, Practice, & Review, 2017-2018 by Kaplan
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson
Red Alert by Marshall Karp and James Patterson
The 17th Suspect by James Patterson
Haunted by James O. Born and James Patterson
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Count to Ten by ​James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

Staten Island
Fifty Fifty by Candice Fox and James Patterson
Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown
The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson
Haunted by James O. Born and James Patterson
Past Perfect by Danielle Steel
Fairytale by Danielle Steel
The 17th Suspect by James Patterson
Every Breath You Take by Alafair Burke and Mary Higgins Clark
End Game: Book 5 by David Baldacci
The Fallen by David Baldacci

Systemwide for the NYPL (Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island)
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid

The NYPL also released the year’s number 1 title for the following genres:
Classics: 1984 by George Orwell
Comics and Graphic Novels: Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book One by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and Brian Stelfreeze
Fantasy: Year One by Nora Roberts
Horror: It by Stephen King
Mystery and Detective: Count to Ten by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi
Romance: The Cast by Danielle Steel
Science Fiction: The Power by Naomi Alderman

If you don't already have a library card, get one now (NYPL, Brooklyn, Queens). Not only can you save money on your reading, but the cards come with a lot of added value these days—for example, you can stream movies on Kanopy, and even get into museums for free.