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What were the most borrowed books of 2019 in Worcestershire Libraries?

Library shelves Published Friday, 3rd January 2020

If your new year’s resolution for 2020 is to read more, the most borrowed books of 2019 may give you some inspiration on where to start.

Lee Child once again tops the adult fiction list for 2019 with his book Past Tense, just as he did in 2018 with The Midnight Line.

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith and In A House Of Lies by Ian Rankin make up the top 3 borrowed Adult Fiction books in the past year. 

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Communities said: “It’s wonderful to see a wide array of books being borrowed by people of all ages in 2019, and that the joy of reading is there for so many people. It’s always interesting to see what our residents enjoy reading at the end of each year.”

The Road To Little Dribbling: More Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson, Mythos by Stephen Fry and Becoming by Michelle Obama were the most borrowed non- fiction books.

The magic of Roald Dahl was certainly sprinkled across the book shelves of our junior readers, with 5 of the top ten borrowed children’s books written by him. 

Esio Trot, The Magic Finger and The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me were particularly popular page-turners.

It would seem that book choices were really out of this world for junior non-fiction readers across Worcestershire.

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary - The Next Chapter by Jeff Kenney, The Amazing Book Of Marvel Spider-Man and the Amazing Book Of LEGO Star Wars both by Dorling Kindersley Limited making up the top 3 on the non-fiction charts.

It may only be the third day of the new year, but it would seem Worcestershire readers minds may already be thinking of their summer holidays – if last year’s borrowing trends are to go by. 

Travel guide books were borrowed by many as they prepared to jet away, with Portugal, Italy, Spain, Japan and Scotland the most popular countries to learn about.