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Library showcasing most popular books of 2018
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As we start a new year, it is natural to look back on the previous year and remember things that have happened or evaluate goals. At the library, it is a good opportunity to look back on the previous year’s most popular books, and maybe pick up one or two that you never got a chance to pick up! Maybe you were busy at the time, or there was a long wait list so you decided to wait until later. For those of you that want to snag one of 2018’s hottest titles, here is a selection of books that were on the 2018 New York Times best-seller list, and that you can find in our library. For a complete list, stop by the library and find one of our printed flyers! There is also a list of non-fiction books.

Fiction best-selling books of 2018:

“Dark in Death,” by J.D. Robb

“The Rising Sea,” by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown

“The Disappeared,” by C.J. Box

“Ready Player One,” by Ernest Cline

“The Fallen,” by David Baldacci

“Twisted Prey,” by John Sandford

“The Cast,” by Danielle Steel

“The Outsider,” by Stephen King

“Shelter in Place,” by Nora Roberts

“The President is Missing,” by James Patterson & Bill Clinton

“Tailspin,” by Sandra Brown

“Crazy Rich Asians,” by Kevin Kwan

“Leverage in Death,” by J.D. Robb

“Every Breath,” by Nicholas Sparks

“The Reckoning,” by John Grisham

“Past Tense,” by Lee Child

“Look Alive Twenty-Five,” by Janet Evanovich

If you would like any of these books, stop by to find them in the fiction section, shelved by author’s name, or contact us and ask us to place a hold on them for you. Some are still quite popular so there may be a waiting list.

See the adjacent schedule for the library’s activities during this upcoming week. For more detailed information on any library events, programs, or resources, check out our website,, send us an email at, or call the front desk, 620-792-2409. You can also “like” and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 

If you stop by the library in the next few weeks, be sure to check out the Laura Ingalls Wilder display set up in the main library area. It contains memorabilia and artifacts from the time period, as well as many photos of Wilder and where she lived. Keep in mind that next month, on Feb. 9, there will be a presentation on the life and works of Laura Ingalls Wilder. This presentation is for all ages, will start at 10 a.m. and will include prairie-themed treats.

Michael Adamyk is the marketing and technical services manager at the Great Bend Public Library. He can be reached by email at

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, January 19

National Popcorn Day celebration

10:30 a.m.: Popcorn storytime

1 p.m.: Children’s movie


Monday, January 21

6 p.m.: Crochet Club


Tuesday, January 22

9:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.: Baby Bounce Class

10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.: Early Literacy Storytime


Thursday, January 24

3:30 p.m.: Read with Luna (register online)

4 p.m.: Chapter Chats: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

6 p.m.: Bookish Art: Book folding