celebrating reading and literature

National Book Lovers Day

Calling all book lovers — did you know that there’s a day meant entirely for you? Yep, August 9 is National Book Lovers Day and it’s dedicated to bibliophiles. There’s no better way to celebrate than to grab a book, kindle or tablet and find a cozy place to read the day away. Just make sure you take some time to recognize this astonishing holiday. If you need help picking out your next great read, have a look at the top 10 most checked out adult fiction and nonfiction books at Lexington County Public Library so far this year. If you’re looking for more personalized reading recommendations, we can help with that, too. Simply fill out the form — What Should I Read Next?

Book List | Top 10 Fiction

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
The Sentinel by Lee Child
Daylight by David Baldacci
A Time for Mercy by John Grisham
The Return by Nicholas Sparks
Deadly Cross by James Patterson
Fortune and Glory: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Russian by James Patterson
NYPD Red 6 by James Patterson

Book List | Top 10 Nonfiction

Book List | Library Staff Favorite Reads

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Crazy is My Superpower by A.J. Brooks
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Mr. Penumbra
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
The Monstrumologist by Richard Yancey
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
Win the Day by Mark Batterson
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
The Bonesetter
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Summer People by Elin Hilderbrand
Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
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