50 Most Popular YA Books of 2015

The hunger games tops the list of most borrowed Young Adult (YA) books for 2015.

For the fourth year in a row,  The hunger games is the most borrowed YA book from Cockburn Libraries, with the other two books in Suzanne Collins‘ dystopian fantasy trilogy also finishing in the Top 10.  The 2015 Top 10 contains seven books from the previous year’s Top 10,  the new entries being James Dashner‘s The scorch trials & The death cure,  along with Veronica Roth‘s Insurgent.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - 4 versions of the book cover

Fourth #1 in a row, so here are 4 different The Hunger Games covers (the white one in the background is on its side)

Overall, in the Top 50, more than half the books from the 2014 list appear in the 2015 list. John Green‘s The fault in our stars at #9 is again the highest placed non-series book.  Four Australian authors made it into the Top 50, with fantasy author John Flanagan getting two books form hist Brotherband series into the list, though he was just edged out by John Marsden‘s classic Tomorrow, when the war began for the highest ranked Australian book.

Despite three of her books dropping out of the Top 10 this time, Cassandra Clare easily wins most books in the list with eight of her books appearing. Next best is John Green and James Dashner, both with five books.

Top 10

  1. The hunger games / Suzanne Collins
  2. The maze runner / James Dashner
  3. Catching fire / Suzanne Collins
  4. Divergent / Veronica Roth
  5. The scorch trials / James Dashner
  6. Insurgent / Veronica Roth
  7. Mockingjay / Suzanne Collins
  8. Allegiant / Veronica Roth
  9. The fault in our stars / John Green
  10. The death cure / James Dashner

11-30    |   50 Most Borrowed YA Books of 2015

  1. Four : a divergent collection / Veronica Roth
  2. Paper towns / John Green
  3. Looking for Alaska / John Green
  4. The kill order / James Dashner
  5. An abundance of Katherines / John Green
  6. The DUFF : designated ugly fat friend / Kody Keplinger
  7. The perks of being a wallflower / Stephen Chbosky
  8. Girl online / Zoe Sugg
  9. City of bones / Cassandra Clare
  10. If I stay / Gayle Forman
  11. City of Glass / Cassandra Clare
  12. Will grayson, will grayson / John Green
  13. Fangirl : a novel / Rainbow Rowell
  14. Tomorrow, when the war began / John Marsden
  15. Fallen / Lauren Kate
  16. Th1rteen r3asons why : a novel / Jay Asher
  17. The outcasts / John Flanagan
  18. City of lost souls / Cassandra Clare
  19. Class A / Robert Muchamore
  20. Gone / Michael Grant
5 Australian YA books in the 2015 Top 50

5 Aussie books in the 2015 YA Top 50

31-50    |   50 Most Borrowed YA Books of 2015

  1. Rapture / Lauren Kate
  2. City of ashes / Cassandra Clare
  3. Clockwork prince / Cassandra Clare
  4. Scorpion mountain / John Flanagan
  5. City of fallen angels / Cassandra Clare
  6. The eye of minds / James Dashner
  7. Torment / Lauren Kate
  8. Two wolves / Tristan Bancks
  9. Bloodlines / Richelle Mead
  10. City of heavenly fire / Cassandra Clare
  11. Tape / Steven Camden
  12. The reluctant assassin / Eoin Colfer
  13. Virals / Kathy Reichs
  14. Looking for Alibrandi / Melina Marchetta
  15. Before I fall / Lauren Oliver
  16. Clockwork princess / Cassandra Clare
  17. Guardian angel / Robert Muchamore
  18. Mad dogs / Robert Muchamore
  19. Passion / Lauren Kate
  20. The geography of you and me / Jennifer E. Smith

Want more lists? Check out the other 2015 Most Borrowed lists:

 

[Updated 4 & 5 Feb 2016 – Additional links to other ‘Most Borrowed’ lists added]


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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