The girl with the dragon tattoo at No. 7

January 15th, 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 January 2010.

Most Borrowed Titles in January 2010

1. Official Driver Theory Test – Prometric/Road Safety Authority

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling

3. Brooklyn – Colm Toibin

4. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

5. Once in a lifetime – Cathy Kelly

6. Coming Home – Patricia Scanlan

7. The girl with the dragon tattoo – Stieg Larsson

8. The boy in the striped pyjamas – John Boyne

9. Happy ever after – Patricia Scanlan

10. The return journey – Maeve Binchy

The Official Driver Theory Test continues its dominance as our nation’s most borrowed item, with the other interesting aspects being Patricia Scanlan’s two entries in the Top 10 and Stieg Larsson’s popularity being reflected by the appearance of ‘The girl with the dragon tattoo’ at Number 7.

Most Borrowed Authors in January 2010

1. Francesca Simon

2. Jacqueline Wilson

3. J.K. Rowling

4. James Patterson

5. Stephenie Meyer

6. Maeve Binchy

7. Patricia Scanlan

8. Roald Dahl

9. Roger Hargreaves

10. Michael Morpurgo

The enduring appeal of Francesca Simon’s Horrid Henry series continues unabated with her topping the list of Most Borrowed Author for the thirteenth successive month.