Best Selling Books in the US – Adult Fiction

October 2020

The Georgetown Public Library are always doing research into what books are the most popular in the country right now. Below, you will find the most books in the country for Adult Fiction. We’ve also listed the titles of similar books just in case you get stuck on a long hold list. Enjoy!!

  1. The Evening and the Morning (Kingsbridge series prequel) by Ken FollettIn a prequel to “The Pillars of the Earth,” a boat builder, a Norman noblewoman and a monk live in England under attack by the Welsh and the Vikings.
    Similar Books: Stormbird (War of the Roses series #1) by Conn Iggulden, The Princes of Ireland (Dublin Saga #1 by Edward Rutherford) and Son of Blood (Crusade series #1) by Jack Ludlow.
  2. Troubled Blood (Cormoran series #5) by Robert Galbraith
    The fifth book in the Cormoran Strike series. A decades-old cold case might be connected to a serial killer.
    Similar Books: Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey series #1) by Dorothy L. Sayers, The Last Detective (Peter Diamond series #1) by Peter Lovesey and The Good Son (J. McNee series #1) by Russel D. McLean.
  3. Total Power (Mitch Rapp series #17) by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills
    When America’s power grid is shut down, Mitch Rapp goes after a cyber-terrorist.
    Similar Books: The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne series #1) by Robert Ludlam, Patriot Games (Jack Ryan series #1) by Tom Clancy and Eye of the Storm (Sean Dillon series #1) by Jack Higgins.
  4. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
    Kira Navárez might be the only one who can save the Earth and its colonies from being destroyed.
    Similar Books: Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear, The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt and Pandora’s Star by Peter F. Hamilton.
  5. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
    Another world is revealed as a man called the Other asks Piranesi for help with research into a Great and Secret Knowledge.
    Similar Books: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami and Slade House by David Mitchell.
  6. One by One by Ruth Ware
    An avalanche tests the bonds of coworkers from a London-based tech startup on a corporate retreat in the French Alps.
    Similar Books: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley, The Escape Room by Megan Goldin and The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo.
  7. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
    A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
    Similar Books: The 100-year-old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, The Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe and Nine Perfect Strangers by Lynn Moriarty.