We’re a week early, but keen to look back at the top issuing titles of 2016. The list is compiled using borrowing figures from across our libraries and reading cafes.
- The girl on the train, Paula Hawkins (Adult fiction) 257
- Make me, Lee Child (Adult fiction) 254
- That’s not my hedgehog, Fiona Watt (Children’s board-book) 183
- Goodnight tractor, Michelle Robinson (Children’s board-book) 177
- Who lives here?, Julia Donaldson (Children’s board-book) 174
- Even dogs in the wild, Ian Rankin (Adult fiction) 167
- A god in ruins, Kate Atkinson (Adult fiction) 167
- A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler (Adult fiction) 166
- Usborne baby’s very first slide and see farm, Stella Baggott (Children’s board-book) 163
- Slide and see under the sea, Stella Baggott (Children’s board-book) 160
- Cometh the hour, Jeffrey Archer (Adult fiction) 160
- Coffin Road, Peter May (Adult fiction) 160
- Colours with Peppa, Neville Astley (Children’s board-book) 157
- Peppa’s pumpkin party (Children’s board-book) 156
- Career of evil, Robert Galbraith (Adult fiction) 155
- You are dead, Peter James (Adult fiction) 154
- No cure for love, Peter Robinson (Adult fiction) 154
- Maisy’s racing car, Lucy Cousins (Children’s board-book) 153
- The burning room, Michael Connelly (Adult fiction) 152
- Wild animals (Children’s board-book) 148
So once again the list is dominated by crime fiction and children’s board books. That’s a lot of murder our readers got through in 2016! Come on romance readers, come on sci-fi fans, let’s see some love and spaceships on the 2017 list.
Do pop across to our online catalogue if you’d like to place reservations on these titles to see if they’re worthy of their spot in the Top 20.