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These Books Are ‘Most Wanted’ at Louisville Public Library

By meerna Jul11,2024
These Books Are ‘Most Wanted’ at Louisville Public Library

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Jermaine Fowler is a storyteller and self-proclaimed intellectual adventurer who spent his youth searching for knowledge on the shelves of his local free public library. In between research and lectures, he is the host of the top-rated history podcast, The Humanity Archive, praised as a must-listen by Vanity Fair. Challenging dominant perspectives, Fowler goes beyond the textbooks to find recognizably human stories. By connecting current issues with the heroic struggles of those who came before us, he brings hidden history to light and makes it incredibly relevant.

As summer progresses, so does travel. Why not enjoy a good book while you’re on the road? No matter your genre of choice, local Louisville libraries likely have what you’re looking for, and you might even win a prize.

The Louisville Free Public Library is raffling off prizes to those who complete its Summer Reading Challenge, which ends on August 3. Winners could receive free passes to local attractions or even a Nintendo Switch console.

The library provided The Courier Journal with a list of the “most wanted” print and digital books in the library system this summer. Selected titles have the most reservations and are worth adding to your summer reading list.

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Top 10 Most Requested Digital Books at Louisville Libraries

The following e-books are the most popular in local public libraries.

  1. “Women” by Kristin Hannah

  2. “Funny Story” by Emily Henry

  3. “Maid” by Freida McFadden

  4. “The first lie wins” by Ashley Elston

  5. “Only for summer” by Abby Jimenez

  6. “The Anxious Generation” by Jonathan Haidt

  7. “Heaven and Earth Grocery Store” by James McBride

  8. “Extremely Bright Creatures: A Novel” by Shelby Van Pelt

  9. “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas

  10. “The Problem of Paradise” by Christina Lauren

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Louisville Area’s Best Print Book Selections

See the ten most frequently purchased printed books.

  1. “All the colors of darkness” by Chris Whitaker

  2. “Ghosts of the Camino: A Novel” by John Grisham

  3. “The Demon of Disquiet: A Saga of Pride, Despair, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War” by Erik Larson

  4. “Explosion” by Michael Crichton and James Patterson

  5. “The first lie wins” by Ashley Elston

  6. “Funny Story” by Emily Henry

  7. “James: A Novel” by Percival Everett

  8. “Only for summer” by Abby Jimenez

  9. “Midnight Feast” by Lucy Foley

  10. “Women” by Kristin Hannah

This article originally appeared in the Louisville Courier Journal: Summer Reading 2024: See the most requested books at the Louisville Public Library

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