The Barefoot Investor tops our list of most popular non fictions books of 2017.

So now, the 50 non fiction books you borrowed most during 2017.  Knocking Sarah Wilson out of top spot, the Barefoot investor himself, Scott Pape, takes first place on the list of most borrowed non fiction books of 2017 with his money management guide, The barefoot investor : the only money guide you’ll ever need.

Sarah Wilson, the 2016 and 2015 #1 title holder,  has to settle for third place, but does have three books in the Top 10 (And 5 in the Top 50). In a valiant effort, Pete Evans, everyone’s favourite paleo dieter, again, for the third year in a row, finishes in second spot with his cookbook Family food : 130 delicious paleo recipes for every day. Working class man, Jimmy Barnes, has the most popular biography, coming in seventeenth overall with Working class boy.

Top 10 | Most borrowed non fiction books of 2017

  1. The barefoot investor : the only money guide you’ll ever need / Scott Pape
  2. Family food : 130 delicious paleo recipes for every day / Pete Evans
  3. I quit sugar : simplicious / Sarah Wilson
  4. I quit sugar : your complete 8-week detox program and cookbook / Sarah Wilson
  5. The 8-week blood sugar diet : lose weight fast and reprogramme your body / Michael Mosley
  6. Heal your gut / Lee Holmes
  7. First, we make the beast beautiful : a new story about anxiety / Sarah Wilson
  8. The life-changing magic of tidying / Marie Kondo
  9. 15 minute meals / Jamie Oliver
  10. Keeping it simple : recipes for a Thermomix / Tenina Holder
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11-50 | Most borrowed non fiction books of 2017

  1. The secret / Rhonda Byrne
  2. I quit sugar for life : your fad-free wholefood wellness code and cookbook / Sarah Wilson
  3. Big magic : creative living beyond fear / Elizabeth Gilbert
  4. What color is your parachute? : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers / Richard Nelson Bolles
  5. Writing resumes & cover letters for dummies / Amanda McCarthy
  6. Write a winning job application : a guide to responding to selection criteria / Lloyd White
  7. Working class boy / Jimmy Barnes
  8. Exploring Western Australia’s natural wonders : national, marine and regional parks / Samille Mitchell
  9. Guinness world records 2016
  10. 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
  11. IELTS success formula academic : the complete practical guide to a top IELTS score / Stephen Slater
  12. Spark joy : an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up / Marie Kondō
  13. Cockburn : the making of a community / Michael Berson
  14. Jamie’s 30-minute meals / Jamie Oliver
  15. Deliciously Ella : awesome ingredients and incredible food that you and your body will love / Ella Woodward
  16. Small space organics : creating sustainable, edible gardens / Josh Byrne
  17. Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives / Gretchen Craft Rubin
  18. Breaking the habit of being yourself : how to lose your mind and create a new one / Joe Dispenza
  19. Camping atlas of Western Australia : complete guide to camping in national parks, state forests, nature reserves, selected private camping grounds / Colin Kerr
  20. Gut : the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ / Giulia Enders
  21. Life in balance : a fresher approach to eating / Donna Hay
  22. The Little Veggie Patch Co. : how to grow food in small spaces / Fabian Capomolla
  23. Against all grain : delectable paleo recipes to eat well & feel great : more than 150 gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free recipes for daily life / Danielle Walker
  24. The clever guts diet / Michael Mosley
  25. Barron’s IELTS : International Language Testing System / Lin Lougheed
  26. Hidden figures : the untold story of the African American women who helped win the space race / Margot Lee Shetterly
  27. Reckoning : a memoir / Magda Szubanski
  28. Wheat belly : lose the wheat, lose the weight, and find your path back to health / William Davis
  29. Explore Australia’s national parks
  30. Guinness world records 2013 : discover a world of new records
  31. I quit sugar with Sarah Wilson kids’ cookbook : easy and fun sugar-free recipes for your little people! / Sarah Wilson
  32. Malaysia & Singapore – Eyewitness travel guide 
  33. Portugal
  34. The CSIRO low-carb diet / Grant Brinkworth
  35. The fast diet : the simple secret of intermittent fasting : lose weight, stay healthy, live longer / Michael Mosley
  36. Lion : a long way home / Saroo Brierley
  37. Get your sh*t together : how to stop worrying about what you should do so you can finish what you need to do and start doing what you want to do / Sarah Knight
  38. The road to Little Dribbling : more notes from a small island / Bill Bryson
  39. 200 crochet stitches : a practical guide with swatches, charts and step by step instructions / Sarah Hazell
  40. The power of now : a guide to spiritual enlightenment / Eckhart Tolle