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LA-based crime writer Michael Connelly makes the most-borrowed list at Hillsdale and Capitol Hill

Each month, the Southwest Community Connection will publish a list of the most popular Adult and Young Adult books at our two local Multnomah Public Library branches — Hillsdale (1525 S.W. Sunset Bolvd.) and Capitol Hill (10723 S.W. Capitol Highway).

This month, Los Angeles-based crime writer Michael Connelly's newest book, "Dark Sacred Night," is in high demand at both branches. Bob Woodward's "Fear" is still No. 1 at Hillsdale. Michelle Obama's highly-anticipated memoir "Becoming" makes the list at Capitol Hill, while Michael Lewis's follow up to "The Big Short" and "The Blind Side" registers at Hillsdale.

Capitol Hill adult books:

1. "A Man Called Ove"by Fredrik Backman

2. "Dark Sacred Night" by Michael Connelly

3. (tie) "Becoming" by Michelle Obama

3. (tie) "The Reckoning" by John Grisham 

Capitol Hill YA/juvenile books:

1. (tie) "Owen & Mzee" by Isabella Hatkoff

1. (tie) "Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas" by Dav Pilkey 

3. "Bob Books" (Set 4) by Bobby Lynn Maslen 


The Hillsdale Library is located at 1525 SW Sunset Boulevard.Hillsdale adult books:

1. "Fear" by Bob Woodward 

2. "The Witch Elm" by Tana French 

3. (tie) "Dark Sacred Night" by Michael Connelly 

3. (tie) "Transcription" by Kate Atkinson 

3. (tie) "The Fifth Risk" by Michael Lewis 

Hillsdale YA/juvenile books:

1. "There Is a Bird on Your Head!" by Mo Willems 

2. "My Friend Is Sad" by Mo Willems

3. "I Will Take a Nap!" by Mo Willems 

Books in high demand can be put on hold at Multnomah County Library branches if you have a library card.  For more information on library programs and services, go to

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