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The top movies and books people read and watched in 2018 from the Phoenix Public Library

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Posted at 5:47 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 09:00:00-05

PHOENIX — Some 12 million books, both digital and physical copies, audiobooks, and DVDs, were checked out from the Phoenix Public Library's 17 branches throughout 2018.

Topping the list: The adventures of a middle school "Wimpy Kid," the story of a 16-year-old girl trying to solve a mystery while battling her own internal thoughts; a new murder-mystery from Jonathan Kellerman; and an animated movie about a boy named Miguel who wants to play his guitar and sing.

Below are the top titles people checked out in 2018, according to the Phoenix Public Library:

Children’s books:

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway, Jeff Kinney
  2. Double Down, Jeff Kinney
  3. Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss
  4. Old School, Jeff Kinney
  5. Dog Man and Cat Kid, Dav Pilkey
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal, Jeff Kinney
  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Jeff Kinney
  8. The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, Jeff Kinney
  10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

Teen/Young adult books:

  1. Turtles All the Way Down, John Green
  2. Drama, Raina Telgemeier
  3. The Giver, Lois Lowry
  4. Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
  6. Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi
  7. Paper Towns, John Green
  8. Miss Pergrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 3, Akira Himekawa
  10. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

Adult books:

  1. A Measure of Darkness: A Novel, Jonathan Kellerman
  2. The President is Missing: A Novel, Bill Clinton and James Patterson
  3. The Other Woman, Daniel Silva
  4. Texas Ranger, James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle
  5. Paradox, Catherine Coulter
  6. Spymaster: A Thriller, Brad Thor
  7. Murder in Paradise: Thrillers, James Patterson with Doug Allyn, Connor Hyde, and Duane Swierczynski
  8. Feared: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel, Lisa Scottoline
  9. The Outsider: A Novel, Stephen King
  10. The Good Fight: A Novel, Danielle St

eBooks/eAudiobooks on Overdrive

  1. Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler
  2. The Midnight Line: Jack Reacher Series, Book 22, Lee Child
  3. The Rooster Bar, John Grisham
  4. Origin: A Novel, Dan Brown
  5. Camino Island: A Novel, John Grisham
  6. The Great Alone: A Novel, Kristin Hannah
  7. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, Jen Sincero
  8. Two Kinds of Truth: Harry Bosch Series, Book 20, Michael Connelly
  9. The Late Show: Renee Ballard Series, Book 1, Michael Connelly
  10. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

Hoopla has digital movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics and is available through the Phoenix Public Library website.

  1. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists
  2. Girl, Wash Your Face (eBook), Rachel Hollis
  3. Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Various Artists
  4. Then She Was Gone (eAudiobook), Lisa Jewell
  5. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (eAudiobook), Jen Sincero
  6. Moana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition), Various Artists
  7. The Total Money Makeover (eAudiobook), Dave Ramsey
  8. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (eAudiobook), Neil deGrasse Tyson
  9. An American Marriage (eAudiobook), Tayari Jones
  10. The Power of Now (eAudiobook), Eckhart Tolle

Top 10 Films (physical dvds):

1. Coco
2. Wonder Woman
3. Enchanted
4. Beauty and the Beast
5. Justice League
6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
7. Logan
8. Big Hero 6
9. The Lego Batman Movie
10. Frozen

Top Movies on Hoopla (digital):

1. Hamilton (Documentary)
2. Ducktales: The Movie Treasure of the Lost Lamp
3. Loving Vincent (Biography)
4. I Kill Giants (Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
5. Into the Woods (Sci-Fi & Fantasy)

Top Movies on Overdrive (digital):

1. The Giver
2. Silver Linings Playbook
3. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
4. So Undercover
5. The Imitation Game

Top Videos on Kanopy
Kanopy offers on-demand streaming of independent, international, classic and documentary titles.

1. Loving Vincent
2. Kedi
3. Lady Bird
4. My Friend Dahmer
5. Hearts Beat Loud