January 4, 2021
These are the books Worthington Libraries patrons flocked to last year!
Following are 20 of the library's most checked-out titles of 2020:
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is challenged to protect one of her own when her suddenly widowed grandmother is targeted by ruthless gangsters.
Novelist Mercer Mann’s continued efforts to find literary inspiration on idyllic Camino Island are complicated by mysterious intrigues.
B OBAMA MICHELLE
This intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady of the United States chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
An ominous message by a copycat killer forces Alex Cross and John Sampson to investigate whether an innocent man has been executed.
B WESTOVER TARA
Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, the author recounts her childhood and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.
James Patterson and James O. Born
Tasked with combating international crime, Detective Tom Moon searches for two Russian nationals who have built a vast, powerful European crime syndicate that reaches into Miami.
Volunteering for Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library in small-town Kentucky, an English bride joins a group of independent women whose commitment to their job transforms the community and their relationships.
James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
Investigating four Army Rangers who have been implicated in the destruction of a luxurious summer lake resort, Army Major and former NYPD cop Jeremiah Cook is stonewalled by local law enforcement and dangerous secrets.
When Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are called to London, North Dakota, they instantly sense the thriving fracking town is ripe for trouble.
Recounts the story of the settlers who began America's migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America's highest ideals.
Fighting an ugly custody battle with a tenant who has little regard for the strict rules of their progressive Cleveland suburb, a straitlaced family woman who is seeking to adopt a baby becomes obsessed with exposing the tenant's past.
Learning her grandmother was a victim of the corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society, attorney and aspiring politician Avery Stafford delves into her family's past and begins to wonder if some things are best kept secret.
An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream.
J. D. Robb
Homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates the springtime murder of a beloved pediatrician by an unknown killer who hid a deadly toxin inside a small, golden egg.
Abducted youth Luke Ellis is imprisoned in an inescapable institute, where children with the abilities of telekinesis and telepathy are subjected to torturous manipulation.
I'm the library's director of community engagement. When not reading, I can usually be found hiking, watching hockey or taking a nap.