You might be asking yourself, "How are we going to get through this?" Well, the answer could be more straightforward than anyone assumed: Harry Potter, Michelle Obama and made-for-TV tomes.
Or, at least, those are the ebooks that are getting people through lockdown, according to the Chicago Public Library. We asked the local institution to share its 10 most checked-out titles from the past month, and they were happy to oblige, offering a rare peek into Chicagoans' living rooms.
Reigning in the top spot is stand-up comic Michael McCreary's Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum, with 537 checkouts over the last month. A spokesperson for the Chicago Public Library notes that the book is the current OverDrive "Big Read" title, which means it's heavily promoted with unlimited access.
Second and third place are held down by former first lady Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, and the first book in the Harry Potter series, respectively. It's worth noting that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is currently being offered to all libraries with unlimited access for a limited time. Australian author Liane Moriarty claims two spots on the list, with her wildly popular titles Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers.
Take a look at the full list below, and explore the 10 most popular ebooks checked out from the Chicago Public Library between March 23 and April 20.
1. Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary
2. Becoming by Michelle Obama
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
5. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
6. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
7. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
8. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
9. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
10. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
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