9 Feb 2013


And the top 100 books to be borrowed from libraries in the UK in 2012 were ......

  1. 100th Anniversary - James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  2. Worth Dying For (published 2010) - Lee Child
  3. Miracle Cure - Harlan Coben
  4. Private London - James Patterson
  5. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
  6. The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson
  7. Caught - Harlan Coben
  8. Worth Dying For (published 2011) - Lee Child
  9. The Reversal - Michael Connolley
  10. Minding Frankie - Maeve Binchy
For numbers 11 to 100 click HERE.

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Bo said...

I remember when saleman would go door to door selling encyclopedia sets. My mom bought a set once. It was used. I was in middle school. SHe thought it would help with research for school. It did, but I also liked to cut out pictures and stick them up. At the time, I had fancied myself a songwriter and that I would go to Colorado, live in the mountains and write songs like John Denver. Can you get that sort of wistfulness from the internet? I think not.

Nikki-ann said...

I take it the fact that Lee Child is in the top 10 twice with the same book is that one was paperback and the other hardback?

Kelly said...

I can certainly understand "The Help" being on the list - I loved it! "Minding Frankie" is sitting in my TBR pile.

Unfortunate truth in that cartoon. As much as I love technology and moving forward, it made me sad when our local library did away with their card catalog.

Claudine G. said...

I borrow from my library all the time and these are more books I haven't read. Thanks for the helpful link!

Kalyan said...

nice reading the info...thanks for sharing!

Naida said...

Happy National Library Day!

Betty Manousos said...

happy belated national library day!

have a great week ahead~


fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I am amazed that James Patterson came out at the top of this list, although when we get his books come into the charity shop, they always sell very quickly, so I shouldn't have been surprised.

I stopped reading his books some time ago, when every one of them was co-authored and they were being churned out at an alarming rate! His early writing was so much better but I suppose that money and fame talk louder than quality books and steady sales!

Love the cartoon, it says it all really, doesn't it?


Alexia561 said...

Love the cartoon! Am sad to say that I've only read the Lee Child book from the top ten list. Happy belated National Libraries Day!

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

Fascinating to learn what the top 10 library books are in the UK. I loved the comic. It reminded me of when I was working in my college library and a student was looking for a "Spanish" magazine. He thought it was called "Bound Journal", but that just meant the magazines were bound together by year. :)He had a hard time understanding my explanation. Thanks for sharing!

Gina R said...

Love the cartoon...sad but true sometimes! Of the top 10 books listed, have heard of at least 7, have read...none. *-*

AS said...


that was an interesting info and i liked the cartoon as well

Jenners said...

Love the cartoon … hate that James Patteson is read so much.