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The Best of 2022, according to South Burlingtonians

south burlington's top picks in 2022

Are you looking for a good book to read in 2023? If you trust the judgment of other South Burlingtonians, then you should check out our list of most circulated books of 2022! In Adult fiction, the top borrowed title was Verity by Colleen Hoover. In Adult non-fiction, The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk, it's second appearance on the top 10 list in as many years, up from #9 in 2021! In the DVDs, Dune was the most borrowed movie of the year. 

Keep reading to see the full list of the top books that your neighbors took home this year! Click on an item's title to see it in the library catalog and place a hold. See here for a tutorial of logging into your account and placing a hold.  


Top 25 in Adult Fiction

  1. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  2. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
  3. West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
  4. Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica
  5. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  6. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  7. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  8. Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
  9. The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
  10. Violeta by Isabel Allende
  11. The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
  12. The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
  13. The Match by Harlan Coben
  14. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  15. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  16. Book Lovers by Emily Henry
  17. The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
  18. Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton
  19. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
  20. Invisible by Danielle Steel
  21. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  22. The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
  23. A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham
  24. The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
  25. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr


Top 10 in Adult Non-fiction

  1. The Body Keeps the Score: brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma by Bessel A. Van der Kolk
  2. Atlas of the Heart: mapping meaningful connection and the language of human experience by Brene Brown
  3. In Love: a memoir of love and loss by Amy Bloom
  4. All That She Carried: the journey of Ashley's sack, a black family keepsake by Tiya Miles
  5. Unthinkable: trauma, truth and the trials of American democracy by Jamie B. Raskin
  6. The Storyteller: tales of life and music by Dave Grohl
  7. Valcour: the 1776 campaign that saved the cause of liberty by Jack Kelly
  8. The Sum of Us: what racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together by Heather C. McGhee 
  9. Finding the Mother Tree: discovering the wisdom of the forest by Suzanne Simard
  10. Baking with Dorie: sweet, salty & simple by Dorie Greenspan


Top 10 in DVDs

  1. Dune
  2. The Dry
  3. The French Dispatch
  4. Greyhound
  5. House of Gucci
  6. King Richard
  7. Yellowstone: season one
  8. Blackbird
  9. Off the Rails
  10. Uncharted

Did you read or watch any of the these? Have a recommendation that should have made the list? Tell us your favorite books of the year by tagging us on Facebook at South Burlington Public Library or on Instagram at @sblibrary. Happy reading in 2023!