The 10 Most Popular Novels, Non-Fiction Books, Cookbooks, and Children’s Books in the Cuyahoga County Library System in 2021

  • Saint-Martin press
  • The # 1 Most Used Novel of 2021

Just because it’s the second week of 2022 already, doesn’t mean it’s too late for one last flashback to 2021, especially when it comes courtesy of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

As usual, the system in its newsletter today published its most borrowed titles in the fields of fiction, non-fiction, films, children’s and teenage books from 2021, but the simple just knowing the # 1 title for each category was not enough to satisfy our curiosity. . So here are, courtesy of the library, the extended lists of the most popular titles in each category.

Adult fiction

1. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
2. The last thing he told me about Laura Dave
3. Golden Daughter of Elin Hildebrand
4. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
5. A Gambling Man by David Baldacci
6. Sooley by John Grisham
7. Nora Roberts’ legacy
8. It’s Better Like This by Debbie Macomber
9. The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery

Non-fiction for adults

1. Stay sharp: Build a better brain at any age by Sanjay Gupta
2. Caste: the origin of our discontent
3. Kill the Crowd: Tackling Organized Crime in America by Bill O’Reilly
4. Eat better, feel better: my recipes for well-being and healing, inside and out by Giada DeLaurentis
5. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump
6. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance during the Blitz by Erik Larson
7. Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover
8. Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
9. The Cleveland Millionaires Row by Alan Dutka
10. Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Amazing Results, An Easy, Proven Way To Create Good Habits And Break Bad By James Clear


1. The dog man. Grime and punishment by Dav Pilkey
2. The dog man. Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey
3. The dog man. For who rolls the ball from Dav Pilkey
4. The dog man. Mothering Heights by Dav Pilkey
5. Diary of a Wimpy Child: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney
6. Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey
7. Diary of a Wimpy Child: The Deep End by Jeff Kinney
8. The Man with the Dog by Dav Pilkey
9. Diary of a Wimpy Child: Jeff Kinney’s Getaway
10. Baby Sitters Little Sister 3: Karen’s Worst Day by Katy Farina


1. Eat better, feel better: my recipes for well-being and healing, inside and out by Giada DeLaurentis
2. Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
3. Fix It With Food: Over 125 Recipes To Treat Autoimmune Problems And Inflammation By Michael Symon & Douglas Trattner
4.Skinnytaste One and Done: 140 Hassle-Free Dinners for Your Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Hot Air Fryer, Sheet Pan, Dutch Oven and More by Gina Homolka
5. The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook: 500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Living Well and Eating Well Every Day by America’s Test Kitchen
6. The Plant Paradox Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes to Help You Lose Weight, Heal Your Gut, and Live Lectin Free by Steven Gundry
7. Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes by Gina Homolka
8. The Whole 30 Cookbook: 150 Delicious, Truly Compliant Recipes To Help You Succeed With The Whole 30 And Beyond By Melissa Urban
9. The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Recipes For Sustained Weight Loss And Vibrant Health By Mark Hyman
10. Quick & Easy Eat For A Living Cookbook: 131 Delicious, Nutrient-Rich Recipes For Fast, Long-lasting Weight Loss, Reversible Disease And Lifelong Health By Joel Fuhrman

Books for teenagers

1. The ballad of songbirds and snakes by Suzanne Collins
2. Raina Telgemeier’s smile
3. One of Us Lies by Karen McManus
4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
5. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
6. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
7. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
8. James Dashner’s Labyrinth
9. The selection of Kiera Cass
10. Turtles to the Bottom by John Green


1. News from the world
2. The sniper
3. The little things
4. The war with grandfather
5. Soul
6. The Father
7. Crisis
8. Promising young woman
9. Mulan