Divergent tops the list of most borrowed Young Adult (YA) books for 2016 from Cockburn Libraries.

For the first time in five years,  The hunger games isn’t number one. Veronica Roth‘s Divergent takes top spot on the 2016 list of most borrowed YA fiction books, with books 2 & 3 in the series coming at #11 and #6 respectively. In a valiant effort, The hunger games comes in at #2 (by a whisker).  John Green &  James Dashner both have three Top 10 books and Cassandra Clare‘s  City of bones gets in the Top 10 at #8. With a lots of familiar names from last year’s list, check out the whole Top 50 below: 

Book Cover - DivergentBook Cover - The Hunger GamesBook Cover - The Maze RunnerBook Cover - The fault in our starsBook Cover - The Scorch Trials

Top 10 – Most borrowed YA books of 2016

  1. Divergent / Veronica Roth
  2. The hunger games / Suzanne Collins
  3. The maze runner / James Dashner
  4. The fault in our stars / John Green
  5. The scorch trials / James Dashner
  6. The death cure / James Dashner
  7. Allegiant / Veronica Roth
  8. City of bones / Cassandra Clare
  9. Looking for Alaska / John Green
  10. Paper towns / John Green

11-30  – Most borrowed YA books of 2016

  1. Insurgent / Veronica Roth
  2. Catching fire / Suzanne Collins
  3. Four : a divergent collection / Veronica Roth
  4. The kill order / James Dashner
  5. On tour / Zoe Sugg
  6. The perks of being a wallflower / Stephen Chbosky
  7. City of ashes / Cassandra Clare
  8. Mockingjay / Suzanne Collins
  9. Will grayson, will grayson / John Green
  10. An abundance of Katherines / John Green
  11. Gone / Michael Grant
  12. The book thief / Markus Zusak
  13. Alice in zombieland / Gena Showalter
  14. Matched / Allyson Braithwaite Condie
  15. Twilight / Stephenie Meyer
  16. Throne of glass / Sarah J. Maas
  17. City of Glass / Cassandra Clare
  18. The 5th wave / Richard Yancey
  19. The red queen / Isobelle Carmody
  20. The DUFF : designated ugly fat friend / Kody Keplinger

31-50 – Most borrowed YA books of 2016

  1. The eye of minds / James Dashner
  2. The heir / Kiera Cass
  3. We were liars / E. Lockhart
  4. Cinder / Marissa Meyer
  5. Lost stars / Claudia Gray
  6. Soon / Morris Gleitzman
  7. All fall down / Ally Carter
  8. Girl online / Zoe Sugg
  9. If I stay / Gayle Forman
  10. Two wolves / Tristan Bancks
  11. Delirium / Lauren Oliver
  12. Eagle strike / Anthony Horowitz
  13. Maximum security / Robert Muchamore
  14. The Carrie diaries / Candace Bushnell
  15. The sky is everywhere / Jandy Nelson
  16. Angel fire / Lee Weatherly
  17. Crown of midnight / Sarah J. Maas
  18. Eclipse / Stephenie Meyer
  19. Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children / Ransom Riggs
  20. Reached / Allyson Braithwaite Condie

Any surprises in this year’s list? What books did you think would have appeared in the Top 50 but didn’t? While you contemplate answers to those questions here’s a bit of music – Young Adult Friction.

 

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