D.C.'s Favorite Reads of 2021

D.C.'s Favorite Reads of 2021

Books | Audiobooks | eBooks | eAudiobooks
Magazines | Streaming Video | Online Courses

It's that time of year, time for the Library's annual round-up of the books, magazines, streaming video and virtual courses that D.C. readers and learners loved the most! See which of your checkouts made the list and which ones you may want to put on hold in the new year!


Top Fiction Books

Top 10 Non-Fiction Books


Top Fiction Audiobooks

Top Non-Fiction Audiobooks


Top Fiction eBooks

Top Non-Fiction eBooks


Top Fiction eAudiobooks

Top Non-Fiction eAudiobooks


  1. The Economist
  2. The New Yorker
  3. Us Weekly
  4. Cook's Illustrated
  5. Bon Appetit
  6. HGTV Magazine
  7. Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  8. The New York Review of Books
  9. New Scientist
  10. The Week Magazine

Find these magazines and more in Overdrive.

Streaming Video

Top Streaming Videos on Kanopy

  1. Ultimate Guide to the Presidents
  2. What We Do In the Shadows
  3. Another Round
  4. Parasite
  5. The Librarians
  6. The Big Short
  7. Beanpole
  8. Inherent Vice
  9. Bacurau
  10. Stash Short Film Festival: Comedy
Top Streaming Videos on Kanopy Kids
  1. I'm An Animal Season 1
  2. Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
  3. Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late
  4. Creepy Carrots
  5. Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
  6. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
  7. Good Night, Gorilla
  8. Bugs in My Hair!
  9. Dem Bones
  10. You Are (Not) Small

Online Courses

Top 10 Courses Taken in LinkedIn Learning
  1. Learning Python
  2. Excel Essential Training (Office 365/Microsoft 365)
  3. HTML Essential Training
  4. JavaScript Essential Training
  5. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
  6. Python Essential Training
  7. The Six Morning Habits of High Performers
  8. Project Management Foundations
  9. Microsoft Teams Essential Training
  10. Digital Marketing Foundations
Find all these courses and more in LinkedIn Learning.