Most borrowed e-books, audiobooks and watched titles of spring 2021

June 14, 2021

If you’re looking for evidence that the University Libraries’ collections contain something for everyone, here’s a roundup of our most borrowed e-books, audiobooks and watched titles from spring 2021. These 30 titles give a brief look into the depth and range of what Library users are enjoying as we head into summer, from award-winning autobiographies to best-selling novels, and American box-office hits to international standouts. Follow the links and find inspiration for your next reading or viewing experience!


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Top 10 e-books:

  1. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  2. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  3. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  4. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
  5. When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole
  6. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  7. White Ivy by Susie Yang
  8. Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark
  9. A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
  10. Atomic Habits by James Clear

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Top 10 audiobooks:

  1. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  3. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  4. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  5. The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
  6. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  7. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
  8. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  9. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
  10. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

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Top 10 streaming/movies:

  1. Contagion
  2. Pan’s Labyrinth
  3. Like Water for Chocolate
  4. Chisholm ’72
  5. Tough Guise 2
  6. Bicycle Thieves
  7. Get Out
  8. A Midwife’s Tale
  9. The Battle of Algiers
  10. Harriet

Lists compiled by Katelyn Ander, media center manager, and Winifred Metz, media librarian and head, Media and Design Center

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