Top 20 of 2021 – Adult Fiction

The TNRL is wrapping up 2021 by featuring the most borrowed items from our library collections. Do you love Adult Fiction? Then this is the list for you!

Top 20 of 2021 - Adult Fiction

As we turn the page into 2022, TNRL readers turned the pages of various Adult Fiction titles this year. The top title was ‘Five Little Indians’ by Michelle Good. Find your next fiction novel in our full list below!

#1 - Five Little Indians

by Michelle Good

'Five Little Indians' follows the lives of Indigenous youth as they navigate life in 1960s Vancouver after years in a BC residential school. It is also the 2021/2022 reading selection for the Thompson Nicola Region's One Book, One Community program. The program will feature book discussion groups, in-class teaching, public lectures and film screenings, and a conversation with author Michelle Good in spring 2022.

You can start participating by borrowing and reading the book!

In Random Order

Deadly Cross

by James Patterson

The twenty-eighth novel of the Alex Cross series follows a scandalous double homicide.

The Russian

by James Patterson

The thirteenth novel of the Michael Bennett series follows an investigation of a trio of murders.

A Time for Mercy

by John Grisham

An attorney puts his career at risk by defending a sixteen-year-old suspect that is facing the death penalty.

Dark Sky

by C.J. Box

The twenty-first novel of the series finds Joe Pickett on a hunting trip with a Silicon Valley CEO.

Three Women Disappear

by James Patterson

Three women flee a murder scene where the detective has a personal connection to the case!


by Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington finds himself in New York and collides with an anonymous enemy in novel fifty-six of the series.

The Evening and the Morning

by Ken Follett

This is the prequel to Ken Follett's popular novel 'The Pillars of the Earth'.

The Return

by Nicholas Sparks

A romance and mystery novel that sees an injured veteran return home and meet two women with secrets.

Before She Disappeared

by Lisa Gardner

This is the first novel of the Frankie Elkin series!

The Book of Two Ways

by Jodi Picoult

A plane crash survivor can either go back home to her husband or reconnect with an archaeological site in Egypt.

The Sentinel

by Lee Child

The twenty-fifth novel of the Jack Reacher series that's co-authored by Lee's brother Andrew Child!

The Four Winds

by Kristin Hannah

A woman living in Texas during the Great Depression can either fight for drought-stricken land or move for a better life.

Thick as Thieves

by Sandra Brown

A woman tries to find the truth about her father who was involved in a heist from 20 years ago.


by David Baldacci

In the third novel of the Atlee Pine series, FBI agent Atlee Pine's search for her sister clashes with one of John Puller's investigations.

All the Devils Are Here

by Louise Penny

The sixteenth novel from Louise Penny finds Chief Investigator Armand Gamache uncovering secrets in Paris!

The Law of Innocence

by Michael Connelly

A lawyer that's been framed for murder prepares his defense from behind bars.

The Pull of the Stars

by Emma Donoghue

A nurse works in an understaffed hospital as the city is filled with war and disease.

Fortune and Glory

by Janet Evanovich

The twenty-seventh novel of the Stephanie Plum series follows a search for fortune and glory that turns into a desperate race against time.

Where the Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens

'Where the Crawdads Sing' follows Kya Clark, a girl who was abandoned as a child and lived off the marshes.

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