100 Most Borrowed Books of 2013

We combined all our Most Borrowed lists – adult fiction, junior fiction, young adult fiction,  non fiction, picture books, graphic novels  – to now bring you the overall 100 most borrowed books for 2013.

While adult fiction finished top overall and has the most titles in the Top 100 (63% of the books on the list are adult fiction),  it is great to see that the top books from the Children’s Picture Book list. Junior Fiction list, and Young Adult list all finish in the top six overall, demonstrating lots of reading across all age groups.

There are twelve Australian books on the list (and three from New Zealand), with Nick Bland being the highest placed Australian author at #4 with his kids’ picture book, The Very Cranky Bear.

Fiction is much more popular than non fiction, or, more correctly, there are more popular fiction books than popular non fiction books. The only two non fiction titles in the Top 100 list are The LEGO ideas book and the Star Wars character encyclopedia (and even this is an encyclopedia of fictional characters.  Speaking of fictional characters,  Thea Stilton has two books in the top 100)

  1. A wanted man / Lee Child
  2. The casual vacancy / J. K. Rowling
  3. Diary of a wimpy kid. The ugly truth / Jeff Kinney
  4. The very cranky bear / Nick Bland
  5. Fifty shades of Grey / E. L. James
  6. The hunger games / Suzanne Collins
  7. Stay close / Harlan Coben
  8. The perfect hope / Nora Roberts
  9. NYPD Red / James Patterson
  10. Three little dinosaurs / Charles Fuge
  11. The witness / Nora Roberts
  12. Zoo / James Patterson
  13. Where the wild things are / Maurice Sendak
  14. 11th hour / James Patterson
  15. Diary of a wimpy kid. Cabin fever / Jeff Kinney
  16. The wrong book / Nick Bland
  17. Fifty shades darker / E. L. James
  18. The bone bed / Patricia D. (Patricia Daniels) Cornwell
  19. The last boyfriend / Nora Roberts
  20. Catching fire / Suzanne Collins
  21. The litigators / John Grisham
  22. Guilty wives : a novel / James Patterson
  23. Diary of a wimpy kid. The third wheel / Jeff Kinney
  24. Splat says thank you! / Rob Scotton
  25. The black box / Michael Connelly
  26. The forgotten / David Baldacci
  27. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross / James Patterson
  28. 12th of never / James Patterson
  29. Kill me if you can / James Patterson
  30. A week in winter / Maeve Binchy
  31. Private games / James Patterson
  32. Watching the dark / Peter Robinson
  33. I, Michael Bennett / James Patterson
  34. Last to die / Tess Gerritsen
  35. Sing you home / Jodi Picoult
  36. The innocent / David Baldacci
  37. The girl with the dragon tattoo / Stieg Larsson
  38. The next always / Nora Roberts
  39. Diary of a wimpy kid. The last straw / Jeff Kinney
  40. Private Berlin / James Patterson
  41. The affair / Lee Child
  42. The drop : a novel / Michael Connelly
  43. Chasing fire / Nora Roberts
  44. Cloudstreet / Tim Winton
  45. Toys / James Patterson
  46. XO / Jeffery Deaver
  47. Who sank the boat? / Pamela Allen
  48. Backlash / Lynda La Plante
  49. Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack / Lynley Dodd
  50. The gruffalo / Julia Donaldson
  51. Private London / James Patterson
  52. Alex Cross, run / James Patterson
  53. Thea Stilton and the mystery in Paris / Thea Stilton
  54. Private / James Patterson
  55. The racketeer / John Grisham
  56. The silent girl / Tess Gerritsen
  57. Caught / Harlan Coben
  58. Private : no. 1 suspect / James Patterson
  59. The book thief / Markus Zusak
  60. Fantastic Mr Fox / Roald Dahl
  61. Breath / Tim Winton
  62. Splat the Cat takes the cake / Amy Hsu Lin
  63. The 26-storey treehouse / Andy Griffiths
  64. Fire engine is flashing / Mandy Archer
  65. Noni the pony / Alison Lester
  66. The Octonauts explore the great big ocean /
  67. Bones are forever : a novel / Kathy Reichs
  68. Slinky Malinki, early bird / Lynley Dodd
  69. The LEGO ideas book : you can build anything! / Daniel Lipkowitz
  70. Fifty shades freed / E. L. James
  71. Seconds away : a Mickey Bolitar novel / Harlan Coben
  72. Captain Underpants and the terrifying return of Tippy Tinkletrousers : the ninth epic novel / Dav Pilkey
  73. Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley’s journal / Jeff Kinney
  74. Little white dogs can’t jump / Bruce Whatley
  75. Now you see her / James Patterson
  76. Peppa goes to hospital /
  77. Merry Christmas, Splat / Rob Scotton
  78. Jack of diamonds / Bryce Courtenay
  79. Last chance cafe / Liz Byrski
  80. The girl who played with fire / Stieg Larsson
  81. The lost years / Mary Higgins Clark
  82. The sins of the mother / Danielle Steel
  83. V is for vengeance / Sue Grafton
  84. Zog / Julia Donaldson
  85. Magic beach / Alison Lester
  86. Star Wars character encyclopedia / Simon Beecroft
  87. Criminal / Karin Slaughter
  88. Night watch / Linda A. Fairstein
  89. Private Oz / James Patterson
  90. Zero day / David Baldacci
  91. Garfield fat cat 3-pack. Volume 7 / Jim Davis
  92. Don’t worry Douglas / David Melling
  93. Where’s Santa / Louis Shea
  94. 61 hours : a Reacher novel / Lee Child
  95. Best kept secret / Jeffrey Archer
  96. Thea Stilton and the secret city / Thea Stilton
  97. The twelve cats of Christmas / Kevin Whitlark
  98. Low pressure / Sandra Brown
  99. The impossible dead / Ian Rankin
  100. The terrible plop / Ursula Dubosarsky

Lawley

Author: Lawley

Technology Coordinator for Cockburn Libraries.  Most recent reads: Gotham / Nick Earls -- The Life and Death of Sophie Stark / Anna North -- Universal Harvester / John Darnielle -- The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood.

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