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Top Circulations 2023 with YPL

The moment you have waited for is finally here! Read all about what readers at Yonkers Public Library have chosen to read! 

This year’s top circulations have been broken down into four categories: Adults, Children, Young Adults, and Media. Did any of these picks make your list this year? Any surprising reads? If you haven’t checked out anything on this list, you can get all of these books, audiobooks, movies and games at Yonkers Public Library.



Colleen Hoover remains as popular as ever, taking four of the top ten spots in top adult fiction circulations. Intense mysteries and thrillers are also popular from authors like James Patterson, Danielle Steel and John Grisham. Geraldine Brooks’s Horse is the only historical fiction novel to make the Top Ten this year.

Top Adult Fiction Circulations in 2023. It Starts With Us, It Ends with Us, Without a Trace, and Horse.
Top Adult Fiction Circulations in 2023. Countdown, Never Never, The Whittiers, Verity.
Top Adult Fiction Circulations in 2023. Worthy Opponents and The Boys From Biloxi.


History and politics are popular subjects for non-fiction readers. Memoirs were also popular, with Prince Harry’s “Spare” snagging the top spot and Jeffrey Rosen’s “Conversations with RBG” sitting in a tie for eighth. Other top circulations include books that help to empower ourselves, like “The 48 Laws of Power” and “The Creative Act: A Way of Being”, and  “The Arthur Avenue Cookbook” empowers us to make something delicious in the kitchen!

Top Adult Nonfiction Circulations 2023. Spare, The 48 Laws of Power, The Creative Act: A Way of Being and The Arthur Avenue Cookbook.



When it comes to our young readers, Dav Pilkey and Jeff Kinney dominate. Pilkey’s Dog Man series and Cat Kid series snagged six of the top spots, and Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid took another three. J.K. Rowling is the only other author who made the list, with her long-time classic Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone sitting comfortably in second.

Top Children's Fiction Circulations 2023. Dog Man, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Dog Man For Who The Ball Rolls, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Overlode.
Top Children's Fiction Circulations 2023. Dog Man Lord of the Fleas, Diary of Wimpy Kid Big Shot, Dog Man A Tale of Two Kitties, and Dog Man Unleashed.
Top Children's Fiction Circulations 2023. Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Deep End and Cat Kid Comic Club On Purpose.


For nonfiction reads, young readers love learning about the world around them. Top topics included transportation, science, celebrities and history.

Top Children's NonFiction Circulations. Trains, Planets, Snakes and
Top Children's NonFiction Circulations 2023. Suviving Hitler, Through My Eyes, Fire Trucks and Brown Girl Dreaming.
Children's Top Nonfiction Circulations 2023. Taylor Swift and Who Was Michael Jordan.

Young Adults


When it comes to YA Fiction, there’s an undisputable connection between books that have been adapted into popular TV shows. Jenny Han’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty” is a hit on Amazon Prime, as is Alice Oseman’s “Heartstopper” on Netflix. Harry Potter also appears in the number two spot. Thrillers were a top pick as well from popular authors Holly Jackson and Karen McManus. Video games were also popular check-outs among young adults. If you didn’t already know, you can check out video games for most major video game consoles at all three branches of Yonkers Public Library!

Top YA Fiction Circulations 2023. The Summer I Turned, Pretty, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Heartstopper 2, and A Good Girl's Guide to Murder.
Top YA Fiction Circulations 2023. It's Not Summer Without You, One of Us is Lying, Speak, and It Starts With Us.
Top YA Fiction Circulations 2023. We'll Always Have Summer and Drama.
Top YA Fiction Circulations 2023. Kirby Super Star Allies and New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe.


When it comes to nonfiction reads for young adults, memoirs took many of the top spots. Plays were also popular, as well as self-help books about money management.

Top YA NonFiction Circulations 2023. Twelve Angry Men, Think and Grow Rich, Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens and Tuesdays with Morrie.
Top YA Non-Fiction Circulations 2023. A Raisin in the Sun, Night, The Hiding Place and Rich Dad Poor Dad.
Top YA Non-Fiction Circulations 2023. Crying in H Mart, Dear Bully, Profiles in Courage.



The top movies this year were some of last year’s biggest hits like Tar with Cate Blanchett and Elvis with Austin Butler. Family favorites like Sonic the Hedgehog and Encanto were also popular.

Top DVD Circulations 2023. Tar, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Play Date Triple Feature and Elvis.
Top DVD Circulations 2023. Dinosaur Train, Encanto, John Wick Chapter 4 and Devotion.
Top DVD Circulations 2023. Everything Everywhere All At Once and The Woman King.


There were a mix of fiction and nonfiction audiobooks among the top check-outs this year. Thrillers made up many of the fiction selections, while history and self-help were popular among nonfiction audiobooks.

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Thank you for spending the past year with us at Yonkers Public Library. 

We’re excited to spend many more years with you building diverse collections of print books, ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and CDs for you to check out in the future! We are excited to host wonderful programs to build a community of friends, readers and learners both at the library and online in virtual spaces. We want to hear from you and the things you want to see from the library, so we can continue to create a welcoming space for people of all ages! 

Before you go, we want you to reflect on your last year with the library:

  • What did you think of our library’s top books lists? 
  • How many of the popular titles did you read this year? 
  • What books are you looking forward to reading next year? 

Good libraries not only build collections but build communities and we are a community of readers with plenty of opportunities to discuss books - including our book clubs which meet regularly. Click on the title of the following book related program available for you to participate in here at Yonkers Public Library to access information about their next meeting  Adult Online Book Club  Book Chat Forever YA Book Club, YA Book Buzz Read with Cooper,  History Lovers Book Club and Mystery Thriller Book Club

We wish you a Happy New Year. 

Yours in Reading,

The trio of Alison Robles, Zaivy Luke-Aleman and Z

Zaivy is a Clerk I at the Grinton I. Will Library. She is a lover of fantasy, science fiction, and the stories data can tell us about ourselves.

Alison Robles is a Part-Time Junior Clerk at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for YA lit, historical fiction and fantasy. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations. She is pursuing an MS in Information and Library Science from the University at Buffalo.

Z is the Branch Manager at the Crestwood Library. She enjoys booktalking and sparking people’s connections with books. When she is not  cultivating library experiences for patrons of all ages and matching people with resources ( a legacy of  doing so for over 30 years) she can be found walking in nature, paddleboarding or curled up fireside with PK, her cat and a good book.