100 Most Borrowed Non-Fiction Books of 2013

Everyone loves LEGO it seems, as The LEGO Ideas Book was our most popular non-fiction book of 2013. As well as a vast numbers of  kids reading the fictional Wimpy Kid diaries, they are also reading the real-life diary of how the books became a movie series.

The six most borrowed non-fiction books of 2013

Everyone also loves Jamie.  Jamie Oliver’s had two cookbooks in the Top 10 with  15 minute meals at #4 and Jamie’s 30-minute meals  at #8. So it appears that the quicker the better when it comes to cooking (All Adriano Zumbo’s recipes take hours so his Zumbo cookbook came in at #45, while Jamie’s Dinners, which apparently take more than 30 minutes to cook, finished as 67th most borrowed).

How many from the list did you borrow?

  1. The LEGO ideas book : you can build anything! / Daniel Lipkowitz
  2. Star Wars character encyclopedia / Simon Beecroft
  3. The wimpy kid movie diary : how Greg Heffley went Hollywood / Jeff Kinney
  4. 15 minute meals / Jamie Oliver
  5. Guinness world records 2013 : discover a world of new records 
  6. Eat, pray, love : one woman’s search for everything / Elizabeth Gilbert
  7. Guinness world records 2012 
  8. Jamie’s 30-minute meals / Jamie Oliver
  9. Sweet poison : why sugar makes us fat / David Gillespie
  10. Write a winning job application : a guide to responding to selection criteria / Lloyd White
  11. Cockburn : the making of a community / Michael Berson
  12. The happiest refugee : the extraordinary true story of a boy’s journey from starvation at sea to becoming one of Australia’s best-loved comedians / Anh Do
  13. The secret / Rhonda Byrne
  14. Save our sleep : a parents’ guide towards happy, sleeping babies from birth to two years / Tizzie Hall
  15. The free range cook / Annabel Langbein
  16. The sweet poison quit plan : how to kick the sugar habit and lose weight / David Gillespie
  17. iPad for seniors for dummies / Nancy Muir
  18. Lego Star Wars : the visual dictionary / Simon Beecroft
  19. Ripley’s believe it or not!. Strikingly true / Geoff Tibballs
  20. Cooking with quinoa : the supergrain / Rena Patten
  21. Don’t tell mum I work on the rigs : she thinks I’m a piano player in a whorehouse / Paul Carter
  22. I quit sugar : your complete 8-week detox program and cookbook / Sarah Wilson
  23. What color is your parachute? : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers / Richard Nelson Bolles
  24. Down to earth : a guide to simple living / Rhonda Hetzel
  25. Knock knock jokes 
  26. Pokemon ultimate handbook / Cris Silvestri
  27. He’ll be OK : growing gorgeous boys into good men / Celia Lashlie
  28. The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science / Norman Doidge
  29. LEGO Ninjago, masters of spinjitzu. Character encyclopedia / Claire Sipi
  30. LEGO Star Wars : character encyclopedia / Hannah Dolan
  31. Usborne first illustrated maths dictionary / Kirsteen Rogers
  32. Call the midwife : a true story of the East End in the 1950s / Jennifer Worth
  33. Nigellissima : instant Italian inspiration / Nigella Lawson
  34. Proof of heaven : a neurosurgeon’s journey into the afterlife / Eben Alexander
  35. Dinosaur A-Z / Simon Mugford
  36. Ripley’s Believe it or not! : Special edition 2013 /
  37. Roar! : Tyrannosaurus rex /
  38. Excel formulas and functions for dummies / Ken Bluttman
  39. Women’s stuff / Kaz Cooke
  40. Pixar character encyclopedia / Steve Bynghall
  41. 1-2-3 magic / Thomas W. Phelan
  42. Camping atlas of Western Australia : complete guide to camping in national parks, state forests, nature reserves, selected private camping grounds / Colin Kerr
  43. Raising boys : why boys are different — and how to help them become happy and well-balanced men / Steve Biddulph
  44. Rediscover Perth outdoors : a guide to natural recreation areas in and around Perth / Samille Mitchell
  45. Zumbo : Adriano Zumbo’s fantastical kitchen of other-worldly delights / Adriano Zumbo
  46. Awful Egyptians / Terry Deary
  47. Dinosaur pets / Kathleen V. Kudlinski
  48. The ultimate guide to the magical world / Barbara Bazaldua
  49. Eat right 4 your type / Peter J. D’Adamo
  50. One direction : Gotta be you / Jess Lomas
  51. Quick Fix in the Thermomix : Recipes by Alyce Alexandra / Alyce Alexandra
  52. Horribly hilarious joke book / Terry Deary
  53. Junior MasterChef Australia : the cookbook. Volume 1 
  54. Bali & Lombok (Lonely Planet) / Ryan Ver Berkmoes
  55. Big fat lies : how the diet industry is making you sick, fat and poor / David Gillespie
  56. The biology of belief : unleashing the power of consciousness, matter and miracles / Bruce H. Lipton
  57. The CSIRO total wellbeing diet / Manny  Noakes
  58. The Dukan diet / Pierre Doctor Dukan
  59. 1001 Aussie crack-ups 
  60. Animal encyclopedia : 2,500 animals with photos, maps, and more! / Lucy H. Spelman
  61. Disney best-loved classics / Art Mawhinney
  62. Junior MasterChef Australia series 2 cookbook : around the world in 80 amazing recipes /
  63. Kids’ first cook book / Helen Drew
  64. Star Wars : the ultimate visual guide / Ryder Windham
  65. 100+ winning answers to the toughest interview questions / Casey Fitts Hawley
  66. Ben Cousins : my life story / Ben Cousins
  67. Jamie’s dinners / Jamie Oliver
  68. My iPad for kids / Sam Costello
  69. My journey / Jim Stynes
  70. Paris / Catherine Le Nevez
  71. The CV book : your definitive guide to writing the perfect CV / James Innes
  72. 5,000 awesome facts (about everything!) /
  73. Argh! : Stegosaurus 
  74. Car crazy / Clive Gifford
  75. Eco house book / Terence Conran
  76. Feeding your baby & toddler : the complete cookbook and nutrition guide / Annabel Karmel
  77. Get that government job : the secrets to winning positions with selection criteria / Dawn Richards
  78. iPad all-in-one for dummies / Nancy Muir
  79. Scar tissue / Anthony Kiedis
  80. Secrets of the light : the incredible true story of one man’s near-death experiences and the lessons he received from the other side / Dannion Brinkley
  81. The Fry chronicles / Stephen Fry
  82. The rough guide to Vietnam /
  83. Vegetable & fruit gardening in Australia /
  84. Buster’s lost Moshlings : a search-and-find book /
  85. Guinness world records 2012. Gamer’s edition /
  86. Sharks : and other creatures of the deep / Simon Mugford
  87. The brilliant book of experiments /
  88. Bridging foods : an introduction to gluten, dairy and yeast free eating / Nicole Sjardin
  89. Cooking with kids 
  90. IELTS preparation and practice : listening and speaking / Wendy Sahanaya
  91. Into the wild / Jon Krakauer
  92. The diary of a young girl / Anne Frank
  93. The mind that changes everything : 48 creative meditations that will enrich your life / Ian Gawler
  94. What is my dog thinking? / Gwen Bailey
  95. Ripley’s believe it or not! : special edition 2012 /
  96. Skylanders Spryro’s adventure : magic & tech : book of elements /
  97. The ultimate Moshlings collector’s guide / Steve Cleverley
  98. In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences / Truman Capote
  99. Digital SLR photography for dummies: eLearning kit / Mark Holmes
  100. Dying to be me : my journey from cancer, to near death, to true healing / Anita Moorjani


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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