Library Top Ten Lists for 2018

What did Saint Mike's students read and watch in 2018?  Here are the top ten most popular items in the library by category:

Leisure Reading

  1. Little Fires Everywhere / Celeste Ng
  2. Educated: a Memoir / Tara Westover
  3. Anything is Possible / Elizabeth Strout
  4. Before We Were Yours: a novel / Lisa Wingate
  5. One of Us is Lying / Karen M. McManus
  6. The Woman in Cabin 10 / Ruth Ware
  7. The Lying Game / Ruth Ware
  8. An American Marriage: a novel / by Tayari Jones
  9. Circe: a novel / Madeline Miller
  10. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine / Gail Honeyman

Academic Books

  1. Not So Abnormal Psychology: a Pragmatic View of Mental Illness / Ronald B. Miller
  2. Give Me Liberty: an American History / Eric Foner
  3. The Gay Revolution: the Story of the Struggle / Lillian Faderman
  4. The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader / Ida B. Wells; edited by Mia Bay
  5. Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: the Construction of Gender in Children’s Literature / edited by Susan Lehr
  6. To Tell the Truth Freely: the Life of Ida B. Wells / Mia Bay
  7. Stand by me: the Forgotten History of Gay Liberation / Jim Downs
  8. Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth / Lauren Greenfield
  9. Out For Good: the Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America / Dudley Clendinen and Adam Nagourney
  10. Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog / William Badke


  1. Vikings: a Very Short Introduction / Julian D. Richards
  2. Evil and the God of Love / John Hick
  3. To Marry an Indian: The Marriage of Harriett Gold and Elias Boudinot in Letters, 1823-1839 / edited by Theresa Strouth Gaul
  4. The Oxford Bible Commentary / edited by John Barton and John Muddiman
  5. The War on Heresy: Faith and Power in Medieval Europe / Robert Ian Moore
  6. Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice / Paul Kivel
  7. Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill / Robert Whitaker
  8. LSAT for Dummies / Lisa Zimmer Hatch, et al
  9. Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory, and Citizenship / edited by S.N. Nyeck & Mark Epprecht
  10. The Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande / Angela Garcia

Children's and Young Adult Books

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone / J.K. Rowling
  2. The Hate U Give / Angie Thomas
  3. Green Eggs and Ham / Dr. Seuss
  4. Martin’s Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Doreen Rappaport; illus. by Bryan Collier
  5. Pigeon Needs a Bath / Mo Willems
  6. One of Us Is Lying / Karen M. McManus
  7. Harold and the Purple Crayon / Crockett Johnson
  8. Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale / Mo Willems
  9. Eleanor & Park / Rainbow Rowell
  10. Snowy Day / Ezra Jack Keats

Online Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

  1. The New York Times
  2. The Chronicle of Higher Education
  3. The Wall Street Journal
  4. Public Library of Science One
  5. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  6. BioScience
  7. Current Directions in Psychological Science
  8. The Times (London)
  9. Educational Leadership
  10. The Washington Post

Streaming Videos

  1. Race – the Power of an Illusion
  2. The Nuclear Requiem
  3. All About Darfur
  4. Jihad 2.0
  5. Climate Refugees
  6. The Crisis of Civilization
  7. Workplace Ethics
  8. Lost Girls of South Africa
  9. The Scripture of Nature
  10. Not My Life


  1. Dunkirk
  2. Thor
  3. The Proposal
  4. Miracle
  5. The Post
  6. I, Tonya
  7. Lady Bird
  8. Miracle
  9. Baby Driver
  10. The Little Mermaid


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