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Collections January 5, 2022, 10:15 AM

Most-read eBooks for 2021

The lords and ladies of the Bridgerton series proved popular with Regina readers: Julie Quinn’s The Bridgerton Collection, Vol. 1 topped both the most-borrowed fiction and the most-borrowed romance eBooks at Regina Public Library.

Other popular fiction eBooks included The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

Mystery/thriller was the top genre in eBooks last year, and the most popular mystery titles were A Time for Mercy by John Grisham, The Sentinel by Lee Child, and The Rose Code by Kate Quinn.

The romance genre came a close second: top romance titles included The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes, The Return by Nicolas Sparks, and The Bridgerton Collection, Vol. 1.

The three most-borrowed non-fiction eBooks were Nomadland by Jessica Bruder, A Promised Land by Barack Obama, and Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey.

Top three eBook teen titles were Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins.

The Harry Potter series continued to dominate children’s eBooks and all seven books took the top seven spots. 

Digital magazines continued to be popular and in 2021 over 35,000 digital magazines were borrowed. Highest-circulating magazines were US Weekly and The Economist.

eBooks and digital magazines are available 24/7 from the Regina Public Library website. All you need is your library card!

Most-borrowed eBooks by Saskatchewan authors

Most borrowed Indigenous Voices eBook titles 

Online learning

Regina Public Library offers online learning through these and other learning platforms. 

  • Most popular Gale Courses program: Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
  • Most popular Mango Languages courses: 
    • French (1,230 uses)
    • Spanish, Latin American (977 uses)
    • English (532 uses)
  • Number of lessons viewed:
    • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com): over 3,800 hours (Jan-Nov)
    • Brainfuse (homework support and tutorials for students): over 1,400 tutoring sessions 

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