What went out in 2019?
Our most popular items

Our most popular books of 2019

Here at the end of the year, let’s take a moment to look back at what Carmel was reading, watching and thinking about in 2019. 

These are the most checked-out items in our collection from the past year. How many of them have you read?


  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
  2. City of Girls, By Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. In a House of Lies, by Ian Rankin
  4. The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides
  5. A Better Man, by Louise Penny
  6. Redemption, by David Baldacci
  7. Unsolved, by James Patterson
  8. Contraband, by Stuart Woods
  9. The New Girl, by Daniel Silva
  10. Ask Again, Yes, by Mary Beth Keane


  1. Educated, by Tara Westover
  2. Raising Your Spirited Child, by Mary Kurcinka
  3. Old Monterey; California’s Adobe Capital, by Laura Bride Powers
  4. Becoming, by Michelle Obama
  5. The Library Book, by Susan Orlean
  6. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, by Lori Gottlieb
  7. The Art of Simple, by Eleanor Ozich
  8. Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell
  9. The Best Coast by Chandler O’Leary
  10. The Honey Bus, by Meredith May


  1. Green Book
  2. The Bookshop
  3. Bohemian Rhapsody
  4. A Star is Born
  5. First Man
  6. If Beale Street Could Talk
  7. The Mule
  8. Tea with the Dames
  9. The Wife
  10. Vice