Fort Worth's Top Reads for 2020

Published on December 29, 2020


During the past year, the Fort Worth Public Library continued to serve residents with a wide variety of reading interests through eBooks and printed favorites.  In 2020, the Library saw a 33 percent increase over 2019 in eBook and audiobook check outs. In total, more than 2.7 million items were checked out across books, eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and more in 2020. Amongst these items, these book titles proved the most popular for Fort Worth.

Top 10 Adult Fiction Books:

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

  2. The Guardians – John Grisham

  3. Walk the Wire – David Baldacci

  4. Blue Moon: a Jack Reacher novel – Lee Child

  5. A Minute to Midnight – David Baldacci

  6. The Night Fire – Michael Connelly

  7. Camino Winds – John Grisham

  8. The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides

  9. American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins

  10. Masked Prey – John Sanford


Top 10 Adult Non-Fiction Books:

  1. Educated: a memoir – Tara Westover

  2. Becoming – Michelle Obama

  3. Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis

  4. Too Much and Never Enough – Mary L. Trump

  5. The Room Where it Happened – John R. Bolton

  6. The Splendid and the Vile – Erik Larson

  7. Magnolia Table – Joanna Gaines

  8. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – Lori Gottlieb

  9. The Pioneer Woman Cooks – Ree Drummond

  10. Open Book – Jessica Simpson 


Top 10 Teen Fiction Books:

  1. The Tyrant’s Tomb – Rick Riordan

  2. Turtles All the Way Down – John Green

  3. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling

  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J. K. Rowling

  6. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – Suzanne Collins

  7. Renegades – Marissa Meyer

  8. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

  9. The Burning Maze - Rick Riordan

  10. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins


Top 10 Picture Books:

  1. The Pigeon Needs a Bath! – Mo Willems

  2. The Pigeon Has to Go to School! – Mo Willems

  3. Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet – Jane O’Connor

  4. The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein

  5. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! – Mo Willems

  6. If You Give a Dog a Donut – Laura Joffe Numeroff

  7. Pete the Cat Treasury – Kim Dean

  8. The Cool Bean – Jory John

  9. Llama Llama Loves to Read – Anna Dewdney

  10. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake – Laura Joffe Numeroff

For ideas on what to read next, patrons can tune in to What #FortWorthReads each Wednesday on Instagram Live, join any of the book clubs the Library offers or reach out to staff for personal recommendations on their next visit.



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