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AADL's Most Requested Items of 2023

by richretyi

most requested 2023

What were the most requested items in the AADL collection in 2023? We've got the full list. From the most requested fiction and non-fiction titles to portable CD players, The Starry Night, and our 500-piece Lake Michigan vintage poster puzzle—AADL presents our top-20 most requested everything of 2023!


1. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
2. Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
3. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
4. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
5. The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
6. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
7. Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
8. Happy Place by Emily Henry
9. Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
10. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
11. Yellowface by R.F. Kuang
12. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
13. Horse by Geraldine Brooks
14. Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
15. I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai
16. Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
17. The Fraud by Zadie Smith
18. Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
19. Trust by Hernán Díaz
20. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman


1. Spare by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
2. The Wager: a Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder by David Grann
3. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
4. Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond
5. Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: an Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break bad Ones by James Clear
6. Crying in H Mart: a Memoir by Michelle Zauner
7. How the Word is Passed: a Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith
8. Outlive: the Science & Art of Longevity by Peter Attia
9. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
10. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Young
11. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. Van der Kolk
12. I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
13. The Woman In Me by Britney Spears
14. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird
15.  How to Keep House While Drowning: a Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing by KC David
16. You Could Make This Place Beautiful: a Memoir by Maggie Smith
17. Oath and Honor: a Memoir and a Warning by Liz Cheney
18. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family From a Lifetime of Clutter by Margareta Magnusson
19. The Best Minds: a Story of Friendship, Madness, and the Tragedy of Good Intentions by Jonathan Rosen
20. The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin


1. Dinner in One by Melissa Clark
2. Zingerman's Bakehouse Celebrate Every Day: A Year's Worth of Favorite Recipes for Festive Occasions, Big & Small by Amy Emberling
3. Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files by Deb Perelman
4. The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 by Dan Buettner
5. Tenderheart: A Cookbook About Vegetables and Unbreakable Family Bonds by Hetty McKinnon
6. Love & Lemons: Simple Feel-Good Food: 125 Plant-Focused Meals to Enjoy Now or Make Ahead by Jeanine Donofrio
7. Start Here: Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook by Sohla El-Waylly
8. Go-To Dinners: Make Ahead, Freeze Ahead, Prep Ahead, Easy, Assembled by Ina Garten
9. Milk Street Noodles by Christopher Kimball
10. I Dream of Dinner (so you don't have to): Low-Effort, High-Reward Recipes by Ali Alagle
11. Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi
12. One by Jamie Oliver
13. Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci
14. The Everlasting Meal Cookbook: Leftovers A-Z by Tamar Adler
15. The Weekday Vegetarians by Jenny Rosenstrach
16. Milk Street Tuesday Nights Mediterranean by Christopher Kimball
17. The Mediterranean Dish: 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You'll Make on Repeat by Suzy Karadsheh
18. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
19. The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook: 500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Living and Eating Well Every Day by America's Test Kitchen 
20. Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites by Deb Perelman


1. Everything Everywhere All at Once
2. Barbie
3. Oppenheimer
4. The Fabelmans
5. A Man Called Otto
6. Tár
7. The Banshees of Inisherin
8. Women Talking
9. Ticket to Paradise
10. Black Panther, Wakanda Forever
11. Babylon.
12. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
13. Asteroid City
14. Avatar: The Way of Water
15. She Said
16. The Woman King
17. John Wick. Chapter 4
18. Dungeons & Dragons. Honor Among Thieves
19. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
20. Till

TV and Miniseries

1. Star Trek Strange New Worlds – Season One
2. White Lotus – The Complete First Season 
3. Doc Martin – Series 10
4. Gaslit –The Complete Limited Series
5. Star Trek Picard – The Final Season
6. Station Eleven
7. 1923, a Yellowstone Origin Story – Season 1
8. Yellowstone – Season One.
9. Succession – The Complete First Season
10. Poker Face – Season 1
11. The Brokenwood Mysteries – Series 8
12. Abbott Elementary – The Complete First Season
13. Better Call Saul – Season 6. 
14. The Last Of Us – The Complete First Season
15. Joe Pickett – Season 1
16. Yellowstone – Season 5
17. Star Trek Picard – Season 2
18. The White Lotus – The Complete Second Season
19. Black Snow 
20. Annika – Season 1


1. Speak Now (Taylor's Version) by Taylor Swift
2. Midnights by Taylor Swift
3. Seven Psalms by Paul Simon
4. "Barbie" The Album
5. 1989 (Taylor's Version) by Taylor Swift
6. Fearless (Taylor's Version) by Taylor Swift
7. Folklore by Taylor Swift
8. Red (Taylor's Version) by Taylor Swift
9. Memento Mori by Depeche Mode
10. The Dark Side of the Moon: Live at Wembley, London, 1974 by Pink Floyd
11. Reputation by Taylor Swift
12. The Record by Boygenius
13. 1989 by Taylor Swift
14. Red by Taylor Swift
15. Songs of Surrender by U2
16. Evermore by Taylor Swift
17. Frozen Soundtrack by Christopher Beck
18. Hackney Diamonds by The Rolling Stones
19. But Here We Are by The Foo Fighters
20. Rumours Live by Fleetwood Mac


1. The Breadcrumbs EP
2. Speak Now (Taylor's Version) by Taylor Swift
3. Boygenius by Boygenius
4. I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone
5. Midnights by Taylor Swift
6. Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival by Wayne Shorter
7. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
8. Hackney Diamonds by The Rolling Stones
9. Strata Records: The Sound of Detroit
10. Currents by Tame Impala
11. The Beatles: The White Album
12. Guardians of the Galaxy. Vol. 3, Awesome Mix
13. Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
14. Reputation by Taylor Swift
15. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zepplin
16. The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
17. Is This it by The Strokes
18. Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks
19. Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits
20. Rubber Soul by The Beatles

Art Prints

1. The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
2. Up in the Woods by Carrie Hensel
3. Blumengarten by Gustav Klimt
4. Mid Michigan by Karin Wagner Coron
5. Reading Women/Natural Habitat by Anusree Sattaluri
6. Ocean Waves by Hokusai Katsushika
7. Vineyards at Auvers, 1890 by Vincent van Gogh
8. Untitled Landscape (Purple Water) by Karin Wagner Coron
9. Bank of the Oise at Auvers, 1890 by Vincent Van Gogh
10. Meet me in my Garden Dreams pt. 1 by Jennifer Lommers
11. Autumn at Oirase (Oirase no Aki), 1933 by Hasui Kawase
12. Birch Line by Betsy O'Neill
13. The Great Wave off Kanagawa, 1830-1832 by Hokusai Katsushika 
14. The Window by Henri Matisse
15. Flowers Glorious Series, 2009 by Ruthanne Baker
16. Miyajima in Snow (Yuki no Miyajima), 1929 by Hasui Kawase
17. Sunset Corner, 1969 by Helen Frankenthaler
18. Good Harbor by Carrie Hensel
19. Mont Sainte-Victoire by Paul Cézanne
20. Katie's Place by Karin Wagner Coron


1. Thermal Camera 
2. Projector
3. Telescope
4. Emerald 118 Sewing Machine
5. Opal 650 Sewing Machine
6. Radon Detector
8. Rotosphere Q3: Disco Style Effect Light for Event Lighting
9. Metal Detector
10. Portable Disc Player
11. PA System with Battery, Bluetooth & Two 20' Sm58 Wired Microphones
12. Slimpack Q12: Rgba LED Par Wash Light 4-Pack for Event Lighting
13. Colorband Pix: RGB 40" LED Bar Wash Light for Event Lighting
14. 10' 1/4" TS M to 1/4" TS M Audio Cable
15. Indoor Air Quality Meter
16. Mobile Cube - Stereo Vocal / Synthesizer / Guitar Amplifier
17. A2Zero Kit
18. Theremini
19. Sm58 Microphone
20. Thermal Leak Detector


1. Giant Connect 4
2. Wingspan
3. Azul
4. Mega Tumble Tower
5. Cuboro
6. Ticket To Ride
7. Midsize Ping Pong Table
8. Tokaido
9. Mini Badminton
10. Giant Checkers
11. Giant Chess
12. Root
13. Catan
14. Air Scoop Ball
15. Sushi Go!  
16. The Fox in the Forest 
17. Magformers
18. Qwirkle
19. Carcassonne 
20. Above and Below


1. Lego Minifigure - 1000 Pieces
2. The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth Puzzle - 500 Pieces
3. Solar System Jumbo Puzzle - 25 Pieces
4. Otters At Play - 64 Pieces
5. Piece It Together Family Puzzle: Owl Aboard! - 60 Pieces
6. Animal Party - 64 Pieces
7. Songbirds - 500 Pieces
8. Cats & Dogs Double-Sided Puzzle - 100 Pieces
9. National Parks - 1000 Pieces
10. Women In Art - 500 Pieces
11. Great Lakes: Lake Michigan, Vintage Poster - 500 Pieces
12. Tree-Dwelling Slowpokes - 500 Pieces
13. Map of the World Geography Puzzle - 78 Pieces
14. Birds & Bugs Double Sided Puzzle - 100 Pieces
15. Ocean Treasure - 64 Pieces
16. Moonlight Moment - 1000 Pieces
17. Whimsical Village - 1000 Pieces
18. Construction Jumbo Puzzle - 25 Pieces
19. Natural Science - 100 Pieces
20. Ocean Life to Scale 300 Piece Octagon Shaped Puzzle - 300 Pieces


Thanks for pulling this together. Was this print-only for the books or does it include Libby or audio books?

I'd also love to see the list for audio books and ebooks, which I use almost exclusively!

Thanks for asking! You can see our most-requested Books on CD here:

Ebook checkouts via Libby / Overdrive don't pass through our systems, and are on a platform used by many other libraries, so we can't easily report out what's popular in that format. However, anecdotally the top ebooks are usually the same titles as the top books. Thanks again for your interest, and thanks for using your library!

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