The following books were the most checked out books in 2022 at the Sloan Public Library:

1.  It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

    A story that follows a girl named Lily who has just moved and is ready to start her life after college. Lily then meets a guy named Ryle and she falls for him. As she is        developing feelings for Ryle, Atlas, her first love, reappears and challenges the relationship between Lily and Ryle.

2.  Verity by Colleen Hoover

    Lowen Ashleigh, a small time author, has run out of money following her mother's cancer treatment.  A famous author named Verity is medically unable to fulfill her contract and complete her series of thrillers — creepy novels told from the villains' point of view. Jeremy, who is Verity's husband, and the publishing house are willing to pay an absurd amount of money for Lowen to finish the series.

3.  Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton ad James Patterson

   Run, Rose, Run is a thriller that tells the story of a young woman who moves to Nashville to pursue a career in music - if that sounds familiar, it's because the fictional novel draws on some of Parton's own life experiences navigating the music industry.

4.  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

   Abandoned by her family, Kya Clark, otherwise known to the townspeople of Barkley Cove as the Marsh Girl, is mysterious and wild. "Where the Crawdads Sing" is a coming-of-age story of a young girl raised by the marshlands of the south in the 1950s. When the town hotshot is found dead, and inexplicably linked to Kya, the Marsh Girl is the prime suspect in his murder case.

5. (tied)  Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

   After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.

5. (tied)  One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

   When Katy’s mother dies, she is left reeling. Carol wasn’t just Katy’s mom, but her best friend and first phone call. She had all the answers and now, when Katy needs her the most, she is gone. To make matters worse, their planned mother-daughter trip of a lifetime looms: two weeks in Positano, the magical town Carol spent the summer right before she met Katy’s father. Katy has been waiting years for Carol to take her, and now she is faced with embarking on the adventure alone.