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Can you guess which books and videos were the top checkouts throughout the City of La Crosse in 2018? How many of these popular titles have you read or watched?

Our list of the 20 most checked out books is again filled with titles from popular and prolific authors like James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark, and John Sandford. Popular videos checked out in 2018 include a mix of Hollywood blockbusters and Oscar-winning films, plus a few sleeper hits that resonated with local film lovers. In our Children's Room, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Paw Patrol, and Dog Man series continued to be favorite reads with kids and parents. Next week we'll be revealing some of our favorite staff picks from 2018. Stay tuned!

Top 20 Adult Books Checked Out in 2018

  1. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
  2. Fifty Fifty by James Patterson
  3. Haunted by James Patterson
  4. Count to Ten: A Private Novel by James Patterson
  5. The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson
  6. Every Breath You Take: An Under Suspicion Novel by Mary Higgins Clark
  7. Hardcore Twenty-Four: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
  8. I've Got My Eyes on You: A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark
  9. Deep Freeze by John SAndford
  10. Ireland: A Novel by Frank Delaney
  11. Red Alert by James Patterson
  12. Night Moves: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman
  13. Year One by Nora Roberts
  14. Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown
  15. Princess by James Patterson
  16. The 17th Suspect by James Patterson
  17. Little Deaths: A Novel by Emma Flint
  18. The Great Alone by Hannah Kristin
  19. Twisted Prey by John Sandford
  20. Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton


Top 20 Videos Checked Out in 2018

  1. Dunkirk
  2. Blade Runner 2049
  3. Murder on the Orient Express
  4. Despicable Me 3
  5. Justice League
  6. Battle of the Sexes
  7. Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
  8. The Hitman's Bodyguard
  9. Thor: Ragnarok
  10. Darkest Hour
  11. Wonder Woman
  12. The Greatest Showman
  13. Atomic Blonde
  14. Lady Bird
  15. A Bad Mom's Christmas
  16. Home Again
  17. The Shape of Water
  18. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  19. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  20. Geostorm


Top 20 Children's Books Checked Out in 2018

  1. Guinness Book of World Records 2019
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
  3. Trolls: Everything that Glitters is Guy! by Rachel Chlebowski
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney
  5. Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey
  6. Paw Patrol: The Spooky Cabin by Scott Albert
  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney
  8. Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey
  9. The Thank You Book by Mo Willems
  10. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
  11. Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey
  12. Paw Patrol: Meet Tracker! by Geof Smith
  13. Paw Patrol: We Love Friendship Day! by Michael E. Stokes
  14. Moana: Quest for the Heart by Susan Amerikaner
  15. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems
  16. Paw Patrol: King for a Day! by Mary Tillworth
  17. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
  18. Paw Patrol: Chase's Space Case by Kristen L. Depken
  19. The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt
  20. Smile by Raina Telgemeier