San Diego, California - San Diego County residents continued to take advantage of the all of free resources available to them from the San Diego County Library system in 2016. From books and e-books to DVDs and a variety of programs for residents of all ages, the SDCL ranked amongst the top library systems in the nation.

In fact, SDCL was tops in California in the number of programs offered and attendance at those programs. That ranked fifth in the U.S. in both categories as well. SDCL was number one in kids programming attendance in California and number four in the nation, according to the national statistical report of libraries during the last fiscal year.

How many of the top books, e-books and DVDs in the top 15 County Library checkouts did you read, listen to or watch?

See below the top 15 list for the “grown-up” books, e-books and DVDs. Then be sure to check them out!

(Fun fact: If you include children’s books, the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series by Jeff Kinney took ten of the top 11 spots for books!)

Top 15 Checked-Out Books of 2016  

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  1. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins
  2. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  3.  “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee
  4.  “Rogue Lawyer” by John Grisham
  5. “The Crossing” by Michael Connelly
  6. “Memory Man” by David Baldacci
  7. “The Guilty” by David Baldacci
  8. “Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel” by Lee Child
  9.  “Tricky Twenty-Two: A Stephanie Plum Novel” by Janet Evanovich
  10.  “X” by Sue Grafton
  11. “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
  12. “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” by David Lagercrantz
  13. “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham
  14. “See Me” by Nicholas Sparks
  15. “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende 

Top 15 Checked-Out E-Books of 2016

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  1. “Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel” by Lee Child
  2.  “Rogue Lawyer” by John Grisham
  3. “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes
  4. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins
  5. “The Martian” by Andy Weir
  6. “Tricky Twenty-Two: A Stephanie Plum Novel” by Janet Evanovich
  7. “The Last Mile” by David Baldacci
  8. “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
  9. “The Crossing” by Michael Connelly
  10. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  11. “The Guilty” by David Baldacci
  12. “15th Affair” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  13. “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” by David Lagercrantz
  14. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two” by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
  15. Fool Me Once” by Harlen Coben

Top 15 Checked-Out Movies of 2016

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  1. “Bridge of Spies”
  2. “Into the Woods”
  3. “The Martian”
  4. “Mad Max Fury Road”
  5. “Insurgent”
  6. “Room”
  7. “American Sniper”
  8. “Unbroken”
  9. “Aloha”
  10. “The Book Thief”
  11. “Terminator Genisys”
  12. “Furious 7”
  13. “Jurassic World”
  14. “Kingsman: the Secret Service”
  15. “Creed”