2022’s Most Popular Ebooks and Audiobooks from Public Libraries


Data from leading digital platform OverDrive reveals top titles amid growing demand for library lending

OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and creator of the award-winning Libby reading app, released year-end lists of 2022’s most popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines borrowed from libraries around the world.

OverDrive empowers 22,000 libraries in 45 countries, with millions of readers conveniently accessing popular reading materials every day in the Libby app. As a result, digital circulation in public libraries continues to grow each year. Since public libraries launched the service nearly two decades ago, readers have borrowed over three billion digital books from libraries in the OverDrive network.

Most popular ebooks borrowed from the OverDrive global network in 2022:
  1. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster)
  2. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (Henry Holt and Co.)
  3. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Publishing Group)
  4. Verity by Colleen Hoover (Grand Central Publishing)
  5. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Washington Square Press)
  6. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (Penguin Publishing Group)
  7. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover (Atria Books)
  8. The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake (Sourcebooks)  *Big Library Read title
  9. The Judge’s List by John Grisham (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
  10. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab (Tor Publishing Group)
Most popular audiobooks borrowed from the OverDrive global network in 2022:
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Books on Tape)
  2. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster Audio)
  3. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (Macmillan Audio)
  4. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (Macmillan Audio)
  5. The Guest List by Lucy Foley (HarperAudio)
  6. Atomic Habits by James Clear (Books on Tape)
  7. Dune by Frank Herbert (Macmillan Audio)
  8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson (HarperAudio)
  9. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Simon & Schuster Audio)
  10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Duke Classics)
Top digital books borrowed from the OverDrive global network in 2022 by genre:
Most popular magazines borrowed from the OverDrive global network in 2022: 
  1. Us Weekly
  2. The New Yorker
  3. HELLO! magazine
  4. Woman’s World
  5. New Scientist

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