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Child, Hawkins top UK libraries’ most loaned; titles borrowed drops 14.6%

In the UK, Lee Child’s Make Me (Bantam) has topped the list of the most borrowed library book this year-to-date according to Nielsen LibScan statistics, reports the Bookseller.

In a year in which councils facing budget constrictions across the UK drastically cut UK library services, Nielsen recorded the number of times titles are borrowed fell 14.6% to 58 million, based on data from 70 public library authorities and more than 1930 individual branches.

Child’s Make Me was borrowed 24,628 times, edging out Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (Black Swan) by just 38 copies. The statistics only cover the year up to 5 November.

The top 10 most borrowed titles are:

  • Make Me (Lee Child, Bantam)
  • The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins, Black Swan)
  • The Crossing (Michael Connelly, A&U)
  • Even Dogs in the Wild (Ian Rankin, Orion)
  • Rogue Lawyer (John Grisham, Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School (Jeff Kinney, Puffin)
  • Personal (Lee Child, Bantam)
  • Career of Evil (Robert Galbraith, Sphere)
  • Cometh the Hour (Jeffrey Archer, Macmillan)
  • Cross Justice (James Patterson, Century).


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