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DC's Top Reads of 2023, see what you and your neighbors read, watched and listened to this year!

In 2023, more than 7 million items were borrowed, streamed or downloaded from the DC Public Library. This year, Washingtonians were interested in graphic novels and memoirs. Dav Pilkey's “Dog Man” and “Cat Kid Comic Club” occupied eight of the top ten fiction spots. Adults favored memoirs like Prince Harry's “Spare” and Jennette McCurdy's “I'm Glad My Mom Died." eBooks and eAudiobooks covered a range of genres, and streaming services like Kanopy attracted viewers to international films and children’s shows. Technology skill courses on LinkedIn Learning also saw significant engagement.

The top 10 titles in 2023 by format are as follows:

6. "Dog Man: Mothering Heights" by Dav Pilkey

7. "Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls" by Dav Pilkey

8. "Dog Man: Grime and Punishment" by Dav Pilkey

9. "Cat Kid Comic Club: Collaborations" by Dav Pilkey

10. "Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose" by Dav Pilkey

6. "Romantic Comedy" by Curtis Sittenfeld

7. "I Have Some Questions for You" by Rebecca Makkai

8. "Book Lovers" by Emily Henry

9. "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid

10. "Carrie Soto Is Back" by Taylor Jenkins Reid

6. "Dog Man: Grime and Punishment" by Dav Pilkey

7. "Cat Kid Comic Club: Collaborations" by Dav Pilkey

8. "Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose" by Dav Pilkey

9. "Cat Kid Comic Club" by Dav Pilkey

10. "How Fast Is the Flash?" by Victoria Armstrong

6. "Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver

7. "Romantic Comedy" by Curtis Sittenfeld

8. "Pineapple Street" by Jenny Jackson

9. "Remarkably Bright Creatures" by Shelby Van Pelt

10. "One Italian Summer" by Rebecca Serle

Top 10 Nonfiction eBooks

6. "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah

7. "Tastes Like War" by Grace M. Cho

8. "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann

9. "How to Do Nothing" by Jenny Odell

10. "Atomic Habits" by James Clear

Top 10 Nonfiction eAudiobooks

6."The Light We Carry" by Michelle Obama

7. "Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents" by Lindsay C. Gibson

8. "Becoming" by Michelle Obama

9. "Educated" by Tara Westover

10. "Atomic Habits" by James Clear

Top Online Resources

Top 10 Magazines/Newspapers

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

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Top 10 Videos Streamed on Kanopy

  1. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. Pleasure
  3. Manhattan: Season 1
  4. Father Brown: Season 3
  5. Venus
  6. Father Brown: Season 1
  7. Triangle of Sadness
  8. SS-GB: Season 1
  9. Father Brown: Season 5
  10. A Perfect Spy

Stream Video on Kanopy

Top 10 Videos Streamed on Kanopy Kids

  1. Blippi
  2. Strawberry Shortcake Berry in the Big City
  3. Go Buster
  4. Kit and Pup
  5. Gecko's Garage
  6. Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late
  7. Supertato
  8. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
  9. Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
  10. Creepy Carrots

Stream Videos on Kanopy Kids

Top 10 LinkedIn Learning Courses

  1. iCloud Essential Training (2022)
  2. Rust Tips and Tricks
  3. Level Up: SQL
  4. The Good Life: Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness (Book Bite)
  5. Excel Essential Training (Microsoft 365)
  6. Information Literacy
  7. Project Management Foundations
  8. Making Your Next Career Move Your Best Move
  9. Organizing with Lightroom
  10. Python Essential Training

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Audiences: Adults