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AADL's Most Requested Items of 2021

Mon, 12/27/2021 - 9:05am by richretyi

most requested 2021


1. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
2. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
3. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
4. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
5. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
6. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
7. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
8. Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
9. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
10. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
11. Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
12. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
13. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
14. Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farell
15. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
16. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
17. The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny
18. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by Victoria Schwab
19. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
20. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
21. The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
22. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
23. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
24. State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton
25. The Overstory by Richard Powers


1. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
2. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
3. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
4. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis
5. Think Again by Adam Grant
6. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
7. Atomic Habits by James Clear
8. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. Van der Kolk
9. The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
10. Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir by Ashley Ford
11. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
12. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
13. The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson
14. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
15. Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta
16. Chatter by Ethan Kross
17. Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe
18. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari
19. Peril by Bob Woodward
20. Wintering by Katherine May
21. How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith
22. Between Two Kingdoms: a Memoir of Life Interupted by Suleika Jaouad
23. Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
24. Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
25. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson


1. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat
2. The Weekday Vegetarians by Jenny Rosenstrach
3. Simply Julia by Julia Turshen
4. Grist by Abra Berens
5. The Pegan Diet by Mark Hyman
6. Cook This Book by Molly Baz
7. This is Your Brain on Food by Uma Naidoo
8. Dessert Person by Claire Saffitz
9. Cook's Illustrated All-Time Best Soups by Editors at America's Test Kitchen
10. Ottolenghi Simple: a Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi
11. The Korean Vegan Cookbook by Joanne Lee Molinaro
12. The New York Times Cooking by Sam Sifton
13. Super Natural Simple by Heidi Swanson
14. Dinner in an Instant by Melissa Clark
15. Cooking at Home by David Chang
16. Cook, Eat, Repeat by Nigella Lawson
17. Eat Better, Feel Better by Giada De Laurentiis
18. Baking with Dorie by Dorie Greenspan
19. Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten
20. East by Meera Sodha
21. Indian-ish by Priya Krishna
22. The Food Lab by J. Kenji López-Alt
23. Vegetable Simple by Eric Ripert
24. Ruffage by Abra Berens
25. Ottolenghi Flavor: a Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi


1. Nomad Land
2. News of the World
3. Minari
4. Soul
5. Promising Young Woman
6. Black Widow
7. Wonder Woman 1984
8. Cruella
9. The Father
10. A Call to Spy
11. The Courier
12. Raya and the Last Dragon
13. Nobody
14. No Time to Die 
15. Free Guy
16. Judas and the Black Messiah
17. Let Him Go
18. The Little Things
19. Tenet
20. Wild Mountain Thyme
21. Land
22. The Green Knight
23. Respect
24. Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard 
25. The Last Vermeer

TV and Miniseries

1. Mare of Easttown
2. The Good Lord Bird
3. Your Honor
4. All Creatures Great and Small, Season 1
5. Vera, Set 10
6. Jekyll and Hyde
7. Catherine the Great
8. The Undoing
9. The South Westerlies
10. Atlantic Crossing
11. Us
12. Miss Scarlet & the Duke
13. Grant
14. The Sounds
15. Traces, Season 1
16. Roadkill
17. The Crown, Season 4
18. The Magic School Bus Space Adventures
19. Gold Digger
20. The Salisbury Poisonings
21. The Secrets She Keeps
22. Berlin Station, Season 1
23. Perry Mason, Season 1
24. Professor T 
25. All Creatures Great & Small, The Complete Series


1. Evermore by Taylor Swift
2. 30 by Adele
3. Medicine at Midnight by the Foo Fighters
4. Delta Kream by Black Keys
5. Fearless: Taylor's Version by Taylor Swift
6. Now That's What I Call Music! 77
7. McCartney III by Paul McCartney
8. Happier Than Ever by Billie Elish
9. Young Shakespeare by Neil Young
10. Duets by Sting
11. We Are by Jon Batiste
12. Daddy's Home by St. Vincent
13. Mercury, Act 1 by Imagine Dragons
14. Live at Knebworth 1990 by Pink Floyd
15. OK Human by Weezer
16. Neil Young Archives. Vol. II, 1972-1976 by Neil Young
17. Detroit Stories by Alice Cooper
18. Sour by Olivia Rodrigo
19. Now That's What I Call Music! 78
20. Voyage by ABBA
21. Delta Diaries by Mumford & Sons
22. Pressure Machine by the Killers
23. Folklore by Taylor Swift
24. Raise the Roof by Robert Plant
25. Shore by Fleet Foxes


1. Santa Monica '77 by Iggy Pop
2. 30 by Adele
3. Currents by Tame Impala***
4. Cold Fact by Sixto Rodriguez
5. 'Til We Meet Again: Live by Norah Jones
6. When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? by Billie Eilish
7. Kid A Mnesia by Radiohead
8. In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson
9. Piano Concerto No. 2 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff
10. Greatest Hits by Queen
11. Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 Volume 1
12. The White Album by the Beatles
13. Chet by Chet Baker
14. Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys
15. Don't Smile at Me by Billie Eilish
15. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
16. Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
17. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
19. Cuz I Love You by Lizzo
20. Is This It by the Strokes
21. You Can't Pray a Lie by the Laughing Hyenas
22. Beggars Banquet by the Rolling Stones
23. The Queen is Dead by the Smiths
24. Last Splash by the Breeders
25. Welcome 2 American by Prince

Art Prints

1. The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
2. Lake George, 1922 by Georgia O'Keeffe
3. Mid Michigan by Karin Wagner Coron
4. Reading Women/Natural Habitat by Anusree Sattaluri
5. Plants by Henri Matisse 
6. Vineyards at Auvers, 1890 by Vincent van Gogh
7. Waking Dream by BreeAnn Veenstra
8. Bank of the Osie at Auvers, 1890 by Vincent van Gogh
9. Miyajima in Snow (Yuki no Miyajima), 1929 by Kawase Hasui
10. Mont Sainte-Victoire by Paul Cézanne
11. The Window by Henri Matisse
12. Afternoon Calm by Asoma
13. Grand River by BreeAnn Veenstra
14. Belle Isle, 2017 by Handicraft Arsenal
15. Blumengarten by Gustav Klimt
16. Autumn Solitude, 2003 (Russian Summer in Santa Fe) by Andrei Kioresku
17. Woodland Alphabet by BreeAnn Veenstra 
18. Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh
19. Autumn at Oirase (Oirase no Aki), 1933 by Kawase Hasui
20. Self-Portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States, 1932 by Frida Kahlo
21. Grove of Trees by Libby Smart
22. Ocean Waves by Hokusai Katsushika
23. La Nuit by Joan Miró
24. Flowers Glorious Series, 2009 by Ruthanne Baker 
25. Oriental Poppies by Georgia O'Keeffe 


1. Thermal Camera
2. Projector
3. Giant Connect 4
4. Telescope
5. Opal 650 Sewing Machine
6. Giant Tumble Tower
7. Mega Tumble Tower
8. Metal Detector
9. Thermal Leak Detector
10. NQM 2016 Sewing Machine
11. Giant Checkers
12. Miniature Ping Pong Table
13. Indoor Air Quality Meter
14. Birdsong Scanning Wand
15. A2Zero Kit
16. Giant Chess
17. Wacom Cintiq 13Hd Pen Tablet
18. Fluke Ukulele
19. Stereo Microscope
20. Blipblox Synth For Kids
21. Keva Planks
22. 1000 Toppling Dominoes
23. Skittles
24. Theremini
25. LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar


1. Wingspan
2. Azul
3. Ticket To Ride
4. Tokaido
5. Mental Blocks
6. Catan
7. Anomia: Kids
8. Mysterium 
9. Ingenious
10. Patchwork
11. Terraforming Mars
12. 7 Wonders
13. Carcassonne
14. Qwirkle
15. Root
16. Codenames
17. Forbidden Island
18. Pandemic
19. Animal Upon Animal
20. Forbidden Desert 
21. Saboteur
22. Betrayal at House on the Hill
23. Dixit
24. Splendor
25. Dragonwood


1. Lego Minifigure - 1000 Pieces
2. Sibley Backyard Birding Puzzle - 1000 Pieces
3. Tree of Life - 1000 Pieces
4. Cats in Positano - 1000 Pieces
5. Otters - 1000 Pieces
6. The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth Puzzle - 500 Pieces
7. Women in Art - 500 Pieces
8. Urban Gardening - 1000 Pieces
9. Dogs in the Park - 1000 Pieces
10. Otters At Play - 64 Pieces
11. A Rainbow World - 1000 Pieces
12. Portraits of Nature - 64 Pieces
13. Sloths at Play - 64 Pieces
14. Natural Science - 100 Pieces
15. Whimsical Village - 1000 Pieces 
16. Ocean Treasure - 64 Pieces
17. Piece It Together Family Puzzle: Owl Aboard! - 60 Pieces
18. Growing a Garden - 64 Pieces
19. Animal Party - 64 Pieces
20. Dreamland - 500 Pieces
21. Crazy Bug Bouquet - 500 Pieces
22. Zodiac - 1000 Pieces
23. Upcycled Robots - 100 Pieces
24. The History of Space Travel - 500 Pieces
25. Triangle Pattern - 500 Pieces


So interesting! Thank you for compiling and posting. I see a LOT of familiar titles here and have discovered a few new (to me) ones.

Here are the top 10 most requested books on CD in 2021:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. RowlingZ
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Does the Libby app have greatest hits lists for 2021?
I listen to most of my books there.
Thanks so much for sharing these lists! Are they provide both happy memories and strong recommendations.

Neat info! I've discovered excellent books by reading what's on past year's lists. Thanks for compiling this!

I am curious: If I check out the same book twice, does that count as 1 or 2 requests in the statistics here?

Hi Valerie, thanks for asking. If you request the book for pickup twice, that would count for 2 in these stats. But if you just check it out off the shelf without requesting it, it's not counted in these stats at all.

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