Top 10 Digital Checkouts of 2023

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If you’re anything like me, you love a good Top 10 list. Am I in that upper echelon that has experienced all things popular? Have I eaten at the restaurants where I should be eating? Is my baby’s name unique enough to not have to be identified with a last name initial in school?

Book lists just might be my favorite, though. It’s a delightfully concise way to find new books. I live in fear of my “To Be Read” list becoming too short. (I also have a compulsive need to complete lists, so there’s a real internal struggle there.) As we wrap up 2023, let’s take a look at some of the Top 10 digital checkouts at Anythink in 2023.

Top 10 eAudio Checkouts* 

1. “Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros​

I’m about 20% into this one at the time I’m writing this, and I’m kind of rationing it out to savor the story. I’m not always a huge dragons person, but it gives just enough “Hunger Games” mixed with “Throne of Glass” that I am so on board.

2. “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy

By the time Jennette McCurdy was on Nickelodeon, I was a bit too old to watch her show, but I tore through her biography about the pressures of being a child star from a truly dysfunctional family. She tells her story with so much empathy and humanity that this book, at risk of becoming a drama-filled celebrity bio, becomes immensely compelling.

3. “Spare” by Prince Harry

I enjoy casually following the drama of the royal family, but I honestly rely heavily on “The Crown” to obtain my knowledge.

4. “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas

5. “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah

So good! Let’s be honest, though, I’ll read anything that Kristin Hannah churns out.

6. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

7. “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus

This was another one that I tried so hard to savor. Elizabeth Zott is so charmingly obtuse in her brilliance, and I loved every page of this one.

8. “The Paris Apartment” by Lucy Foley

9. “It Starts with Us” by Colleen Hoover

This is the popular sequel to “It Ends with Us.”

10. “Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine” by Janet Evanovich

Top 10 eBooks*

1. “Verity” by Colleen Hoover

Holy moly. Never before have I been so emotionally wrecked by a book. I was unprepared, Colleen! Unprepared!

2. “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy

3. “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus

I haven’t watched the show yet, but I’m tempted to do a trial run of AppleTV and binge it. Brie Larson was an excellent casting decision.

4. “It Starts with Us” by Colleen Hoover

5. “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin

“Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” had me creating several impromptu miniature book clubs with anyone who had read it. I took my time and became quite enthralled with Sam, Sadie and their unusual love story.

6. “The Hotel Nantucket” by Elin Hilderbrand

7. “The Boys from Biloxi” by John Grisham

8. “Happy Place” by Emily Henry

I’m already super excited for “Funny Story,” which comes out next year.

9. “Spare” by Prince Harry

10. “A Very Typical Family” by Sierra Godfrey

How many of these popular titles have you read? What's your favorite format for books?

*All checkout statistics come from the Libby/Overdrive app. Browse Libby and explore other streaming services that you can access with an Anythink card!