Top Checkouts for Adults in 2022
Seymour Library’s Top Circulating Titles for Adults in 2022.
Wondering what everyone else is reading? Here’s a list of the top adult checkouts at Seymour Library!
Description: A Depression-era woman confronts a wrenching choice between fighting for the Dust Bowl-ravaged land she loves in Texas or pursuing an uncertain future in California.
Genre: General Fiction, Historical fiction; Book club best bets
Description: 22 seconds… until Lindsay Boxer loses her badge—or her life.
Description: A gripping new novel from Danielle Steel, whose countless #1 New York Times bestsellers have made her one of America’s favorite storytellers.
Genre: Relationship fiction, Romance
Description: Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission–and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realizes that an impossible task now confronts him.
Genre: Science fiction thrillers; Hard science fiction
Description: Abducted youth Luke Ellis is imprisoned in an inescapable institute, where children with the abilities of telekinesis and telepathy are subjected to torturous manipulation.
Genre: Thrillers and suspense; Horror; Book club best bets
Description: On Kari Baxter’s wedding day, a building storm brings conflict and doubt to the family until a moment of danger reveals important truths, which could bring them back together or tear them apart.
Genre: Christian fiction; Gentle reads; Holiday stories, Inspirational
Description: When his 16-year-old son goes on the run after being implicated in the murder of a white police officer, the Reverend Elton Jones finds his congregation rushing to judge the boy they thought they knew, while his wife sets out to redeem the mistakes of the past and save their son.
Genre: Mainstream fiction; African American fiction, Adult Urban fiction
Description: Cornelius Suttree renounces the values held by his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat among the depraved residents on the banks of the Tennessee River.
Genre: Psychological fiction; Literary fiction; Southern Gothic; Southern fiction, Western
Description: In her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2021, guest editor Jesmyn Ward says that the best fiction offers the reader a “sense of repair.” The stories in this year’s collection accomplish just that, immersing the reader in powerfully imagined worlds and allowing them to bring some of that power into their own lives.
Genre: Literary fiction; Anthologies; Short stories
Description: Around Auburn brings to life the history of Auburn and the surrounding communities of Cayuga County over a century of change. From images of a bustling city in the 1850s through views of community events and daily life in the 1950s, this delightful visual history recalls the people, places, and events that have given Auburn its unique character.
Description: Traces the author’s experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family’s paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn an acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.
Genre: Autobiographies and memoirs; Adult books for young adults; Life stories; Nonfiction that reads like fiction; Book club best bets