Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries – Most Popular Reading Materials in 2023

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System has released its annual list of the most popular books read by its patrons. The list is broken down into a number of reader categories, including Most Requested, Young Adult/Teen, and People’s Choice. Each year, this list gives us an interesting glimpse, and perspective, into the literature interests of Western New Yorkers, no matter their age.

“The list represents the borrowing habits of over 400,000 library cardholders of all ages who use the 37 local libraries and mobile services. The list includes the most popular (determined by the number of checkouts) and most requested books, along with the top downloaded eBooks and eAudioBooks in Erie County this past year.” – The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System

Most requested – all formats

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

Demon Copperhead: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver

Adult Fiction most popular eBooks

Verity by Colleen Hoover

It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover

Adult Fiction most popular eAudioBooks

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

Adult Fiction most popular books 

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus 

A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny    

Adult Non-Fiction most popular, most requested – all formats

Spare by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex   

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

Young Adult/Teen most popular – all formats

A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas 

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins  

The Summer I Turned Pretty and It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han 

Children’s most popular – all formats 

The Deep End and Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series) by Jeff Kinney

Brawl of the Wild and Unleashed (Dog Man seriesby Dav Pilkey   

Minecraft Essential Handbook by Stephanie Milton  

Pokémon Visual Companion by Simcha Whitehill   

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

People’s Choice – overall best books – selected through online voting

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus 

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

More than 3.2 million books, eBooks, CDs and DVDs and more are available for borrowing through the 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries. Visit or call 

716-858-8900 for details.  Library cards are free for those who live, work and/or go to school in Erie County.  Online applications are here: or visit any Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.  Follow the Library on social media FacebookXInstagramPinterest, and TikTok

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