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Posted on: January 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Cozy Up With Last Year's Most Checked-Out Books

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Doesn’t this cold weather make you want to cozy up with a good book and a cup of something warm? Same!

We pulled a list together of the top 5 most checked-out books at Denton Public Library in 2021 based on age group: adult, teen, and youth. This list has everything from thrillers and courtroom dramas to time travel and magic. It's even got some of your longtime favorites! 

Take a look below, grab a blanket and your favorite warm drink, and find your next favorite read! 


1. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak.

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2. A Time for Mercy by John Grisham 
Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. 

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3. Daylight by David Baldacci 
In this gripping mystery, an FBI Agent’s search for her sister clashes with a military investigator's high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy—from which neither of them will escape unscathed.


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4. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 
Nora Seed finds herself faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.


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5. The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly 
Defense attorney Mickey Haller utilizes his legal team's resources from behind bars to organize his own defense when he is framed for murder.