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What did Fort Worth read in 2019?

Posted Jan. 3, 2020

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Lee Child's Past Tense was a top read for lovers of adult fiction in 2019.

In a year of expanded hours, removing fines and a successful Mayor’s Summer Reading program, the Fort Worth Public Library is reporting the top five most-read books for adults and youth.

Adult Fiction

  1. Past Tense – a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child
  2. Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci
  3. Dark Sacred Night by Michel Connelly
  4. Holy Ghost by John Sandford
  5. The Reckoning by John Grisham

Young Adult/Teen

  1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  2. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  4. Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
  5. Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Youth Fiction

  1. Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2 by Dav Pilkey
  2. Hurricane Heroes in Texas by Mary Pope Osborne
  3. Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants by Dav Pilkey
  4. Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett
  5. Art Queen by Marci Peschke

Middle-Zone Fiction

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney
  3. Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday by Rachel Rene Russell
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney

Picture Books

  1. Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems
  2. If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  3. Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney
  4. Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens by Jane O’Connor
  5. Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney

Adult Non-Fiction

  1. Guinness World Records
  2. Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue
  3. The New Essentials Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Better Cooking
  4. Southern Living Annual Recipes
  5. Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet by Maria Emmerich

Youth Non-Fiction

  1. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter by Jeff Kinney
  2. Just Joking: Jumbo by Kelley Miller
  3. The Dinosaur Book by John Woodward
  4. Minecraft Master Builder Toolkit by Joey Davey
  5. Minecraft: Guide by Stephanie Milton

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