Monday, 11 January 2021

What did we borrow in the very strange year that was 2020? We've tallied the numbers to find out what everyone was reading across adult fiction and non-fiction, junior fiction, eBooks and eAudiobooks.


Category: Adult Fiction 

Most borrowed: Where the Crawdads SingDelia Owens 

2. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins

3. Grown Ups, Marian Keyes

4. The mirror & the light, Hilary Mantel

5. Blue Moon (Jack Reacher Series Book 24)Lee Child 

Category: Adult Non-Fiction

Most borrowed: Becoming, Michelle Obama

2. Educated, Tara Westover

3. Phosphorescence: on awe, wonder and things that sustain you when the world goes dark, Julia Baird

4. Three Women, Lisa Taddeo

5. A Bigger Picture, Malcolm Turnbull 

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Most borrowed: One of us is next, Karen M. McManus

2. One of us is lying, Karen M. McManus

3. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

4. Mad Dogs, Robert Muchamore

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J. K. Rowling

Category: Junior Fiction

Most borrowed: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wrecking BallJeff Kinney

2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling 

3. The world's worst teachers, David Walliams  

4. Hopping Weird!, Anh Do

5. Tom Gates Epic Adventure (kind of), Liz Pichon

Category: eBooks

Most borrowed: Normal People, Sally Rooney

2. The Alice NetworkKate Quinn

3. Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton

4. Phosphorescence: on awe, wonder and things that sustain you when the world goes dark, Julia Baird

5. Dark EmuBruce Pascoe

Category: eAudio

Most borrowed: Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty 

2. Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris

3. Beekeeper of AleppoChristy Lefteri

4. Becoming, Michelle Obama

5. This is going to hurt, Adam Kay