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The top 10 books of 2023 in Vancouver (according to the library)

They have lists for adults, teens and kids.
Looking for a new book to read? The Vancouver Public Library has offered up a list of the most borrowed books over the last year.

As 2023 comes to an end, there are plenty of top 10 lists to read.

On that note, the Vancouver Public Library has put out its list of the top 10 most borrowed books in the VPL system for 2023. This year's top 10 includes books by English royalty, an internationally renowned Vancouver doctor, and an American child star.

Subjects range widely, from self-help to Indigenous knowledge to a mystery series.

  1. 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think by Brianna Wiest
  2. Spare by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
  3. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  4. I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
  5. The Myth of Normal by Gabor Maté
  6. A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny
  7. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  8. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
  9. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
  10. It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover

The library has also released lists of the top 10 most borrowed books for teens and kids. Both contain multiple books from series (with seven of the kids books coming from the same series).

For teens:

  1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  3. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  4. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
  5. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  6. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  7. Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
  8. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  9. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

For kids: 

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde by Jeff Kinney
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney
  3. Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye: A Graphic Novel by Gabriela Epstein
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End by Jeff Kinney
  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling
  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney
  8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
  10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney