Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and Apt613’s Librarian-in-Residence.
Here is part two of Ottawa’s most requested books from the Ottawa Public Library. This post contains the most currently requested adult titles, which includes fiction, mystery, non-fiction and graphic novels.
|1. Washington Black: A Novel||Esi Edugyan|
|2. The Clockmaker’s Daughter||Kate Morton|
|3. Kingdom of Ash||Liane Moriarty|
|4. Transcription||Kate Atkinson|
|5. Women Talking: A Novel||Miriam Toews|
|6. Crazy Rich Asians||Kevin Kwan|
|7. The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel||Heather Morris|
|8. Warlight||Michael Ondaatje|
|9. The Alice Network||Kate Quinn|
|10. French Exit: A Tragedy of Manners||Patrick DeWitt|
There are several Canadian authors in this list, which is fantastic as we’re very good at supporting our homegrown talent. Of course, after winning the Giller Prize, Washington Black is number one, but there are other excellent stories here.
I am very pleased to see Crazy Rich Asians on the list, as it was one of my favourites when it first came out in 2013, and now has extra popularity due to the recent movie.
|1. Kingdom of the Blind||Louise Penny|
|2. Dark Sacred Night||Michael Connelly|
|3. Past Tense||Lee Child|
|4. In a House of Lies||Ian Rankin|
|5. Long Road to Mercy||David Baldacci|
|6. Careless Love||Peter Robinson|
|7. Lethal White||Robert Galbraith|
|8. Target, Alex Cross||James Patterson|
|9. The Witch Elm||Tana French|
|10. I Know You Know: A Novel||Gilly MacMillan|
There is nothing really surprising about this list as each author is well established in the mystery genre, and most of these titles are from well established series, with a few standalones.
The new Louise Penny is going to be the big read of the holidays!
|1. Educated: A Memoir||Tara Westover|
|2. Becoming||Michelle Obama|
|3. Fear: Trump in the White House||Bob Woodward|
|4. Forgiveness : A Gift from My Grandparents||Mark Sakamoto|
|5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good life||Mark Manson|
|6. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind||Yuval N. Harari|
|7. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House||Michael Wolff|
|8. 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos||Jordan Peterson|
|9. All Things Consoled: A Daughter’s Story||Elizabeth Hay|
|10. How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook||Daniel Shumski|
This is a really interesting list made of many different subjects.
We have some political reads, the winner of CBC’s Canada Reads 2018, three memoirs, a book describing the history of Homo Sapiens, two books about living a better life, and an Instant Pot cookbook.
It’s a wonderful mix of subjects, with something for everyone.
|1. Sabrina||Nick Drnaso|
|2. Saga: Volume Nine||Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan|
|3. The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story||Marie Kondo|
|4. Woman World||Aminder Dhaliwal|
|5. The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes and Nocturnes||Neil Gaiman|
|6. SStar Wars Volume 7: The Ashes of Jedha||Kieron Gillen|
|7. Likely Stories||Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham|
|8. A Study in Emerald||Neil Gaiman and Rafael Alburquerque|
|9. Batman Volume 7: The Wedding||Tom King|
|10. The DC Universe by Neil Gaiman||Neil Gaiman|
The big trend in adult graphic novels was anything by Neil Gaiman, as he’s on the list four times, but the Sandman entry was a surprise to me.
Despite being an older title, The Sandman’s universe is going to be expanded, so folks are trying to get caught up. Saga remains one of the greatest ongoing titles in comics today. And we have still some escapism with Batman, Star Wars and other DC comics.
I have not yet read Woman World or Sabrina, but they’re fitting titles for this year of #metoo and “fake news.”
That wraps up the top picks as chosen by you, the public, at your local library. Don’t forget, membership is free and gives you access to all these picks and so much more. We’re looking forward to seeing you visit soon!
Check out the first half of Ottawa’s Most Requested Books: Teen Fiction and Children’s Books.