Top 100 – Most Popular Fiction Books 2014

J. K. Rowling’s  The casual vacancy was our most borrowed fiction book of 2014. This follows up its second place on the list in 2013. Last year’s #1, A wanted man by Lee Child, again did pretty well,  finishing the year in fourth spot. After appearing towards the middle of the Top 100 list for the last couple of years [59 in 2013; 55 in 2012 ( a high 10th in 2011, though)], The book thief by Markus Zusak, buoyed by the movie release early in 2014,  jumped up to second spot to be the highest ranked Australian book. The next highest Australian book is Elianne by Judy Nunn at #30.

Many of the authors in the Top 100, appeared more than once. As well as being #1, J.K. Rowling, writing under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith, appears at #73 with The cuckoo’s calling.  John Grisham, Nora Roberts and Lee Child each have two books in the top 10, but,  once again, James Patterson wins the prize for the most books in the Top 100 with 17 titles.

 Top 10

  1. The casual vacancy / J. K. Rowling
  2. The book thief / Markus Zusak
  3. Sycamore Row / John Grisham
  4. A wanted man / Lee Child
  5. The hunger games / Suzanne Collins
  6. The witness / Nora Roberts
  7. Cross my heart / James Patterson
  8. Never go back / Lee Child
  9. The litigators / John Grisham
  10. Dark witch / Nora Roberts

Top 10 fiction books of 2014

11-50

  1. Catching fire / Suzanne Collins
  2. Fifty shades of Grey / E. L. James
  3. The perfect hope / Nora Roberts
  4. The racketeer / John Grisham
  5. Best kept secret / Jeffrey Archer
  6. The last boyfriend / Nora Roberts
  7. Bridget Jones : mad about the boy / Helen Fielding
  8. The innocent / David Baldacci
  9. The storyteller / Jodi Picoult
  10. Thankless in death / J. D Robb
  11. A week in winter / Maeve Binchy
  12. 12th of never / James Patterson
  13. The black box / Michael Connelly
  14. Takedown twenty / Janet Evanovich
  15. Police / Jo Nesbo
  16. Alex Cross, run / James Patterson
  17. The affair / Lee Child
  18. The hit / David Baldacci
  19. Whiskey Beach / Nora Roberts
  20. Elianne / Judy Nunn
  21. NYPD Red / James Patterson
  22. Eyrie / Tim Winton
  23. The next always / Nora Roberts
  24. Stay close / Harlan Coben
  25. The forgotten / David Baldacci
  26. Watching you / Michael Robotham
  27. Zoo / James Patterson
  28. Kill me if you can / James Patterson
  29. The Luminaries / Eleanor Catton
  30. Children of the revolution / Peter Robinson
  31. Doctor Sleep : a novel / Stephen King
  32. Gone / James Patterson
  33. Private Berlin / James Patterson
  34. W is for wasted / Sue Grafton
  35. The fault in our stars / John Green
  36. Dust / Patricia Cornwell
  37. Fifty shades darker / E. L. James
  38. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross / James Patterson
  39. Allegiant / Veronica Roth
  40. Gone girl / Gillian Flynn

 51-100

  1. Guilty wives : a novel / James Patterson
  2. 11th hour / James Patterson
  3. I’ve got your number / Sophie Kinsella
  4. The help / Kathryn Stockett
  5. Private London / James Patterson
  6. Toys / James Patterson
  7. Watching the dark / Peter Robinson
  8. 61 hours : a Reacher novel / Lee Child
  9. Chasing fire / Nora Roberts
  10. Deliver us from evil / David Baldacci
  11. Mistress / James Patterson
  12. Lola’s secret / Monica McInerney
  13. Private games / James Patterson
  14. The gods of guilt / Michael Connelly
  15. The trader’s sister / Anna Jacobs
  16. Mockingjay / Suzanne Collins
  17. The maze runner / James Dashner
  18. Hell’s corner / David Baldacci
  19. House rules / Jodi Picoult
  20. Inferno / Dan Brown
  21. Private : no. 1 suspect / James Patterson
  22. Tell me / Lisa Jackson
  23. The cuckoo’s calling / Robert Galbraith
  24. Unlucky 13 / James Patterson
  25. XO / Jeffery Deaver
  26. And the mountains echoed / Khaled Hosseini
  27. Sing you home / Jodi Picoult
  28. The bone bed / Patricia Cornwell
  29. The drop : a novel / Michael Connelly
  30. Wedding night / Sophie Kinsella
  31. Bones of the lost / Kathy Reichs
  32. The fifth witness / Michael Connelly
  33. The kill room / Jeffery Deaver
  34. Zero day / David Baldacci
  35. Divergent / Veronica Roth
  36. Criminal / Karin Slaughter
  37. The impossible dead / Ian Rankin
  38. The wreckage / Michael Robotham
  39. Backlash / Lynda La Plante
  40. Beneath the Southern Cross / Judy Nunn
  41. Calico Joe / John Grisham
  42. Caught / Harlan Coben
  43. Innocence / Dean R. Koontz
  44. Jasper Jones : a novel / Craig Silvey
  45. Life of Pi : a novel / Yann Martel
  46. Starting now / Debbie Macomber
  47. The winter sea / Di Morrissey
  48. The search / Nora Roberts
  49. The sins of the mother / Danielle Steel
  50. Unseen / Karin Slaughter

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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