Digital Bestsellers

Bestselling Fiction and Nonfiction Titles that are available from one of the library’s digital collections: NC Digital Library (OverDrive or Libby), Hoopla Digital, NC Kids Digital, or RB Digital. If you aren’t using these resources yet, you’ll need to create a free account and sign on with your library card. For more information on how to start using these collections, go to the Downloadable Titles page.


Hoopla Digital’s Spotlight Title for the summer, The Bear by Andrew Krivak, is available! Checkout the Book Club Hub page for discussion questions, next read suggestions, and an interview with the author! 

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Fiction Bestsellers

Bestselling fiction titles for the week of July 5, 2020
  1. 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  3. Camino Winds by John Grisham
  4. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  5. The Summer House by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
  6. If It Bleeds by Stephen King
  7. Deacon King Kong by James McBride
  8. Fair Warning by Michael Connelly
  9. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  10. Devolution by Max Brooks

Nonfiction Bestsellers

Bestselling nonfiction titles for the week of July 5, 2020
  1. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  2. Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss
  3. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  4. I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
  5. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
  6. Becoming by Michelle Obama (RB Digital: audiobook)
  7. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  8. Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad (eBook available with no wait through July 18th) & Hoopla
  9. Educated by Tara Westover
  10. The Art of Her Deal by Mary Jordan

Children's Picture Book Bestsellers

Bestselling children's picture books for the week of July 5, 2020

  1. The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson (NC Kids Digital)
  2. I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (NCDL-eBook)
  3. Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry (NC Kids Digital, NCDL-eBook & Hoopla Digital-eAudio)
  4. I Am Enough by Grace Byers (NC Kids Digital & Hoopla Digital-eAudio)
  5. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena (NCDL & NC Kids Digital)
  6. The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart (NCDL-eBook)
  7. Waiting is Not Easy! by Mo Willems (NA)
  8. The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin (NCDL & NC Kids Digital)
  9. All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman (NC Kids Digital-eBook)
  10. Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o (NCDL-eBook)

Children's Series Bestsellers

Bestselling children's series for the week of July 5, 2020

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (NCDL & Hoopla Digital-eAudio)
  2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (NCDL & NC Kids Digital) *Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, book 1 (eBook & Audiobook) are available to checkout from NCDL & Hoopla Digital -no waiting! Thanks J.K. Rowling!
  3. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey (NCDL-eBook & NC Kids Digital-eBook)
  4. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (NCDL, NC Kids Digital & Hoopla Digital-eBook)
  5. Percy Jackson & The Olympians by Rick Riordan (NCDL & NC Kids Digital)
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (NCDL, NC Kids Digital & Hoopla Digital)
  7. The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey (NCDL & NC Kids Digital)
  8. Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey (NCDL, NC Kids Digital & Hoopla Digital-eAudio)
  9. The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier (NCDL & NC Kids Digital)
  10. Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (NCDL)

Monthly Audio Fiction Bestsellers

Audio Fiction Bestsellers for June 2020
(available from OverDrive, unless otherwise noted)

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Celia Owens (see above)
  2. Camino Winds by John Grisham (see above)
  3. If It Bleeds by Stephen King (see above)
  4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  5. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  6. The Terminal List by Jack Carr
  7. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  8. Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
  9. Walk the Wire by David Baldacci
  10. The 20th Victim by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  11. Hideaway by Nora Roberts
  12. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  13. Savage Son by Jack Carr
  14. The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
  15. Fair Warning by Michael Connelly (see above)

Monthly Audio Nonfiction Bestsellers

Audio Nonfiction Bestsellers for June 2020
(available from OverDrive, unless otherwise noted)

  1. Untamed by Glennon Doyle (see above)
  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama (see above)
  3. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. Fortitude by Dan Crenshaw
  5. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson (see above)
  6. Educated by Tara Westover (see above)
  7. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson
  8. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (eBook only)
  9. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  10. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  11. Mythos by Stephen Fry
  12. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (see above)
  13. The Great Influenza by John M. Barry
  14. Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
  15. The Lincoln Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch