Aussie author Liane Moriarty tops our list of most popular adult fiction books of 2017.

Here it is, the 100 fiction books you borrowed most during 2017.  Australian author Liane Moriarty tops the list with her novel  Truly madly guilty, beating 2016’s most borrowed novelThe girl on the train.  Liane Moriarty’s popularity with Cockburn readers had a big boost in 2017, with four of of her novels in the list this time, including three in the Top 10. A hit HBO TV series based on one of her novels may have helped a little in the popularity stakes (the novel Big little lies appears at #5 in the list).

Top 10 | Most borrowed adult fiction books of 2017

  1. Truly madly guilty / Liane Moriarty
  2. The girl on the train / Paula Hawkins
  3. Night school / Lee Child
  4. The burning room / Michael Connelly
  5. Big little lies / Liane Moriarty
  6. The whistler / John Grisham
  7. Fool me once / Harlan Coben
  8. The escape / David Baldacci
  9. The husband’s secret / Liane Moriarty
  10. The wrong side of goodbye / Michael Connelly

11-100 | Most borrowed adult fiction books of 2017

  1. Gray Mountain / John Grisham
  2. Chaos / Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  3. The woman who stole my life / Marian Keyes
  4. The forgotten / David Baldacci
  5. The racketeer / John Grisham
  6. After you / Jojo Moyes
  7. Even dogs in the wild : a novel / Ian Rankin
  8. Personal / Lee Child
  9. A wanted man / Lee Child
  10. Bullseye / James Patterson
  11. Home / Harlan Coben
  12. Stars of fortune / Nora Roberts
  13. The last anniversary / Liane Moriarty
  14. The guilty / David Baldacci
  15. Cometh the hour / Jeffrey Archer
  16. Rather be the devil : a novel / Ian Rankin
  17. The hit / David Baldacci
  18. 15th affair / James Patterson
  19. Be careful what you wish for / Jeffrey Archer
  20. Luck of the Irish / Nora Roberts
  21. Running blind / Lee Child
  22. The target / David Baldacci
  23. The black box / Michael Connelly
  24. The crossing / Michael Connelly
  25. Concealed in death / J. D. Robb
  26. Gone girl / Gillian Flynn
  27. Make me : a Jack Reacher novel / Lee Child
  28. See me / Nicholas Sparks
  29. This was a man / Jeffrey Archer
  30. The black book / James Patterson
  31. Cloudstreet / Tim Winton
  32. A week in winter / Maeve Binchy
  33. Best kept secret / Jeffrey Archer
  34. Into the water / Paula Hawkins
  35. Never go back / Lee Child
  36. The collector / Nora Roberts
  37. 14th deadly sin / James Patterson
  38. Apprentice in death / J. D. Robb
  39. Backlash / Lynda La Plante
  40. Brotherhood in death / J. D. Robb
  41. Eyrie / Tim Winton
  42. Gone / James Patterson
  43. Me before you / Jojo Moyes
  44. Rogue lawyer / John Grisham
  45. The games / James Patterson
  46. The thirst / Jo Nesbo
  47. Island of glass / Nora Roberts
  48. Rain music / Di Morrissey
  49. The Cavendon luck / Barbara Taylor Bradford
  50. The storyteller / Jodi Picoult
  51. A little life / Hanya Yanagihara
  52. The next always / Nora Roberts
  53. A distant journey / Di Morrissey
  54. All the light we cannot see / Anthony Doerr
  55. Blood line / Lynda La Plante
  56. Go set a watchman / Harper Lee
  57. Out of bounds / Val McDermid
  58. Small great things / Jodi Picoult
  59. The burial hour / Jeffery Deaver
  60. The promise / Robert Crais
  61. Alex Cross, run / James Patterson
  62. Magic / Danielle Steel
  63. Stay close / Harlan Coben
  64. The bitter season / Tami Hoag
  65. Burial rites / Hannah Kent
  66. Close your eyes / Michael Robotham
  67. Depraved heart / Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  68. Flesh and blood / Patricia D. (Patricia Daniels) Cornwell
  69. Splinter the silence / Val McDermid
  70. Thankless in death / J. D. Robb
  71. The light between oceans / M. L. Stedman
  72. The lost years / Mary Higgins Clark
  73. The winter sea / Di Morrissey
  74. Thursday’s children / Nicci French
  75. Unseen / Karin Slaughter
  76. Whiskey Beach / Nora Roberts
  77. X / Sue Grafton
  78. Children of the revolution / Peter Robinson
  79. NYPD Red 4 / James Patterson
  80. The good people / Hannah Kent
  81. The Stranger / Harlan Coben
  82. You are dead / Peter James
  83. Dangerous games / Danielle Steel
  84. Two by two / Nicholas Sparks
  85. A time to rejoice / Anna Jacobs
  86. Hidden killers / Lynda La Plante
  87. Inner harbour & Chesapeake blue / Nora Roberts
  88. Sycamore Row / John Grisham
  89. The perfect hope / Nora Roberts
  90. Victims / Jonathan Kellerman

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