Digital Bestsellers

Bestselling Fiction and Nonfiction Titles that are available from one of the library’s digital collections: NC Digital Library (OverDrive or Libby), Hoopla Digital, or NC Kids Digital. If you aren’t using these resources yet, you’ll need to create a free account and sign on with your library card. For more information on how to start using these collections, call Readers' Services at 336.883.3638 or go to the Downloadable Titles page.


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Fiction Bestsellers

Bestselling fiction titles for the week of November 29, 2020
  1. The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly
  2. I Would Leave Me If I Could. by Halsey (on order)
  3. A Time for Mercy by John Grisham
  4. The Return by Nicholas Sparks
  5. The Sentinel by Lee Child and Andrew Child
  6. Fortune and Glory by Janet Evanovich
  7. Marauder by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
  8. Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz
  9. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  10. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Nonfiction Bestsellers

Bestselling nonfiction titles for the week of November 29, 2020
  1. Humans by Brandon Stanton (ebook only)
  2. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
  3. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho
  4. First Principles by Thomas E. Ricks (audio on order)
  5. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
  6. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  7. The Answer Is... by Alex Trebek
  8. Pappyland by Wright Thompson (on order)
  9. The Best of Me by David Sedaris
  10. Killing Crazy Horse by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Children's Picture Book Bestsellers

Bestselling children's picture books for the week of November 29, 2020
  1. The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be by Joanna Gaines (NC Kids Digital-eAudio on order)
  2. Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris (NC Kids Digital)
  3. Kamala and Maya's Big Idea by Meena Harris (NCDL & NC Kids Digital)
  4. 5 More Sleeps 'til Christmas by Jimmy Fallon (NC Kids Digital-eBook only)
  5. Construction Site on Christmas Night by Sherri Duskey Rinker (NC Kids Digital & Hoopla Digital-eBook)
  6. Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes (eBook only, on order)
  7. I Dissent by Debbie Levy (NCDL & NC Kids Digital-eBook only)
  8. The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary by Robb Pearlman (NCDL-eBook)
  9. How to Catch a Unicorn by Adam Wallace (NC Kids Digital & Hoopla Digital-eAudio)
  10. How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace (NC Kids Digital & Hoopla Digital)

Children's Series Bestsellers

Bestselling children's series for the week of November 29, 2020
  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (NCDL, NC Kids Digital & Hoopla Digital)
  2. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey (NCDL-eBook & NC Kids Digital-eBook)
  3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (NCDL & NC Kids Digital & Hoopla Digital-multiple languages)
  4. The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey (NCDL & NC Kids Digital-eBook only)
  5. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer (NCDL)
  6. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix by Ann M. Martin (NCDL-eBook & NC Kids Digital-eBook)
  7. The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier (NCDL & NC Kids Digital)
  8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (NCDL, NC Kids Digital-eAudio & Hoopla Digital-eAudio)
  9. Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland (NCDL, NC Kids Digital & Hoopla Digital)
  10. The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan (NCDL, NC Kids Digital & Hoopla Digital-eBook)

Monthly Audio Fiction Bestsellers

Audio Fiction Bestsellers for November 2020
(available from OverDrive, unless otherwise noted)

  1. A Time for Mercy by John Grisham (see above)
  2. The Searcher by Tana French
  3. The Sentinel by Lee Child (see above)
  4. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  5. The Return by Nicholas Sparks (see above)
  6. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V. E. Schwab (see above)
  7. Heaven's River by Dennis E. Taylor (NA)
  8. Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
  9. Where the Crawdads Sing by Celia Owens (see above)
  10. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (see above)
  11. The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett
  12. Dune by Frank Herbert
  13. Battle Ground by Jim Butcher
  14. Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
  15. Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

Monthly Audio Nonfiction Bestsellers

Audio Nonfiction Bestsellers for November 2020
(available from OverDrive, unless otherwise noted)

  1. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey (see above)
  2. Untamed by Glennon Doyle (see above)
  3. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (see above)
  4. Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld
  5. Rage by Bob Woodward
  6. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (eBook only)
  7. The Meaning of Mariah Carey (eBook only)
  8. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  9. Blackout by Candace Owens
  10. The Immortality Key by Brian C. Muraresku
  11. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  12. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  13. Breath by James Nestor
  14. Disloyal by Michael Cohen (eBook only & Hoopla: eBook)
  15. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (Hoopla Digital)