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Many thrilling new books have topped the list in July. The top circulating print books in seven categories for the Union Public Library in July 2018 follows.

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Adult Fiction

  1. The President is Missing: A Novel by Bill Clinton
  2. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
  3. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  4. Turbulence by Stuart Woods
  5. Fifty Fifty by James Patterson

Adult Non-Fiction

  1. Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture by Ken Jennings
  2. An Avocado A Day: More Than 70 Recipes for Enjoying Nature's Most Delicious Superfood by Lara Ferroni
  3. The Little Book of Skin Care: Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin by Charlotte Cho
  4. Magnolia Table: A Collection of Rrecipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines
  5. Hang Time: My Life in Basketball by Elgin Baylor

Children’s Fiction

  1. Wonder by R.J. Palacio.
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
  3. Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney           
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney          

In Picture Books

  1. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
  2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  3. Curious George Goes To a Chocolate Factory by Margaret Rey
  4. There's a Wocket in My Pocket! By Dr. Seuss
  5. Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

Children’s Non-Fiction

  1. Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson
  2. Good Housekeeping Kids Cook! by Good Houskeeping
  3. Little Shark by Anne F. Rockwell
  4. Curious About Ice Cream by Bonnie Bader
  5. Dinosaurs! By Gail Gibbons

Young Adult/Teen

  1. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  2. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
  3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  4. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  5. Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Digital Circulation:


  1. The Outsider by Stephen King
  2. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
  3. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
  4. The Liar by Nora Roberts
  5. Origin by Dan Brown     


  1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  2. The Breakdown  by P.A. Paris
  3. Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic by Robert B. Parker
  4. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
  5. The Power by Naoimi Alderman