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GEPL’s Most Popular Titles of 2020

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2020 was full of challenges, but despite the obstacles, Glen Ellyn kept on reading and watching! Here’s what our community checked out most last year.

Top 10 Fiction Books

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  2. The Guardians by John Grisham
  3. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  4. Blue Moon by Lee Child
  5. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
  6. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  7. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
  8. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  9. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  10. Camino Winds by John Grisham

Top 10 Nonfiction Books

  1. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  2. Educated by Tara Westover
  3. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
  5. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump
  6. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  7. Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow
  8. The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
  9. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
  10. Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear

Top 10 Entertainment DVDs (Adult)

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  3. Green Book
  4. Ford v Ferrari
  5. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  6. Yesterday
  7. The Greatest Showman
  8. Parasite = Kisaengch’ung
  9. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  10. Avengers: Endgame

Top 10 Nonfiction DVDs (Adult)

  1. The Civil War
  2. Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns
  3. Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns
  4. Maiden
  5. C.S. Lewis on Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert
  6. The Sisters Brothers
  7. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
  8. How to Build a Girl
  9. Leaving Neverland
  10. Baseball: The History of America’s Most Beloved Pastime

Top 10 Entertainment DVDs (Youth)

  1. Toy Story 4
  2. Mary Poppins Returns
  3. Aladdin
  4. The Good Dinosaur
  5. Abominable
  6. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
  7. The Secret Life of Pets 2
  8. Moana
  9. Lady and the Tramp
  10. Frozen II

Top 10 Nonfiction DVDs (Youth)

  1. Storyland Yoga
  2. Little Pim: Foreign Language and Fun: Spanish 3: Playtime
  3. National Geographic Kids: Awesome Animals
  4. The Magic School Bus: Creepy Crawly Fun!
  5. Meet the Sight Words 2
  6. Meet the Sight Words 3
  7. The Magic School Bus: Human Body
  8. Disney’s Animal World: Foxes and Wolves
  9. Yoga for Families
  10. Families of Egypt

Top 10 TV Series DVDs (Adult)

  1. The Crown: The Complete Second Season
  2. Billions: Season Four
  3. Homeland: The Complete Seventh Season
  4. Shetland: Season Five
  5. The Crown: The Complete First Season
  6. Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season
  7. Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season
  8. Fargo: The Complete First Season
  9. Outlander: Season Four
  10. Better Things: The Complete Second Season
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