Our Most Popular E-Books of 2019

2019 was a busy year for e-reading at Halifax Public Libraries, with just over 1,000,000 e-books and e-audiobooks borrowed.

As the year draws to a close, there's no time like the present to recap what items flew off our online shelves and onto your phones, tablets, and e-readers in 2019.

2019 e-book chart-toppers

If you are wondering which e-books everyone else was reading this year, here are our 10 most-borrowed and requested e-books of 2019:


Over 5,000 people borrowed Michelle Obama’s Becoming this year in e-book format alone. Becoming was also a chart-topper in the print category for the most Adult Non-Fiction books borrowed.

Here are some other titles that everyone else couldn’t get enough of:


The Reckoning

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

A Better Man

Under Currents

The Testaments

City of Girls

Talking to Strangers

Find more great books to read

If this list helped you find your next great read, you may also want to browse our Staff Picks, What’s New, Award Winners, and Best Sellers.

Many of our books are available in both print and electronic formats. If you’re specifically interested in e-books, you can find our e-book collections by clicking on the E-Library tab on our website and clicking on e-Books under Read & Stream, or click here.