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Check it out: These were the top 8 reads at Burnaby libraries last year

What were the most checked-out books at Burnaby Public Library?
Burnaby Public Library saw a total of 2.55 million physical items checked out last year.

Burnaby Public Library has revealed the top eight most popular reads of the year in its newly released 2023 annual report.

There were a total of 2.55 million physical items and 420,899 digital items checked out last year.

Most checked out physical copies

  • Adult fiction: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  • Adult non-fiction: Spare by Prince Harry
  • Teen fiction: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  • Children's fiction: Jessi's Secret Language: A Graphic Novel (The Baby-Sitters Club) by Chan Chau

Most checked out digital copies

  • Adult fiction: Verity by Colleen Hoover
  • Adult non-fiction: I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
  • Teen fiction: Heartstopper: Volume 1 by Alice Oseman
  • Children's fiction: Wings of Fire: The Graphic Novel, Book Five: The Brightest Night by Tui T. Sutherland and art by Mike Holmes 

The library has previously said digital checkouts are increasing: in 2022, the library noted the number of e-book and audiobook checkouts increased 17 per cent from 2021.