June: Borrowing Habits of a Nation

January 11th, 2010

The ‘most borrowed statistics’ are compiled by the PLR Office from data provided by library services around the country. The Top 10 National List of Most Borrowed Titles and Authors below is compiled using the Top 100 titles from each of the public library authorities. The data below are from June 2010.

Most Borrowed Titles in June 2010

    1. Official Driver Theory Test – Prometric Ireland Ltd
    2. The Twin – Gerbrand Bakker
    3. The lost symbol – Dan Brown
    4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
    5. Brooklyn – Colm Toibin
    6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
    7. Little Darlings – Jacqueline Wilson
    8. Let the Great World Spin – Colum McCann
    9. The Girl Who Played with Fire – Stieg Larsson
    10. Worst Case – James Patterson

June sees the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winning debut novel ‘The Twin’ by Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker rise to No. 2 in our Top Ten. The popularity of the ‘Milennium Trilogy’ by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, is reflected in our Top Ten as two of the trilogy hold No. 4 and No. 9 positions. Irish writing is well represented by Wexford author Colm Toibin at No. 5 whilst Dubliner Colum McCann holds the No. 8 position with ‘Let the Great World Spin’ which won the prestigious National Book Award for Fiction 2009 in the US.

Most Borrowed Authors in June 2010

    1. Francesca Simon
    2. Jacqueline Wilson
    3. James Patterson
    4. Stieg Larsson
    5. Daisy Meadows
    6. Roger Hargreaves
    7. J.K. Rowling
    8. Jodi Picoult
    9. Stephenie Meyer
    10. Roald Dahl

Children’s authors dominate the June Top Ten with Ms Simon and Ms Wilson occupying the No. 1 and 2 spots respectively. Other children’s luminaries such as Daisy Meadows feature at No. 5 whilst perennial favourite Roald Dahl occupies the No. 10 position. Crime writers James Patterson & Stieg Larsson at No.