How does our list of most borrowed items stack up with the rest of Australia? The most borrowed books Australia-wide were the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child, but the most borrowed book was ‘Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins.
Shire of Mundaring Libraries’ statistics certainly reflected the popularity of crime and thriller novels, with one copy of ‘Girl on the Train’ borrowed 26 times in 15 months – people obviously couldn’t put it down and read it very quickly…and we did have other copies. Lee Child’s ‘Make Me’ was very popular. We also loved ‘Country Style Homes’ edited by Victoria Carey (no surprises there), and we wanted to read Magda Szubanski’s biography, and Pamela Clark’s ‘Sugar Free’, ‘Gut’ by Giulia Enders, ‘Heal Your Gut’ by Lee Homes, and a book on quilting called ‘Fat Quarters’. We also loved ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr, and the Anne Cleeves’ books set in the Shetlands and Northumberland which have been dramatized for television.
James Patterson and Danielle Steel are still popular.
The full article about the most borrowed books in Australian libraries can be read here http://ow.ly/ZsJ2300MWMG