Most Borrowed Titles in 2009

June 1st, 2010

Details of the 100 most borrowed authors for PLR Year 2009 can be found here.

(These lists include authors who are registered with PLR as well as others who are ineligible for remuneration under the PLR Scheme.)

Position Title Author/Contributor
Official Driver Theory Test  Prometric Ireland Ltd./Road Safety Authority 
The boy in the striped pyjamas  John Boyne 
The secret scripture  Sebastian Barry 
This charming man  Marian Keyes 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  J.K. Rowling 
Twilight  Stephenie Meyer 
Heart and soul  Maeve Binchy 
Harry Potter and the half-blood prince  J.K. Rowling 
A thousand splendid suns  Khaled Hosseini 
10  Lessons in heartbreak  Cathy Kelly 
11  Horrid Henry and the bogey babysitter  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
12  The brass verdict  Michael Connelly 
13  Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone  J.K. Rowling 
14  Horrid Henry and the mega-mean time machine  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
15  Horrid Henry’s stinkbomb  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
16  Horrid Henry and the football fiend  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
17  Someone special  Sheila O’Flanagan 
18  Forgive and forget  Patricia Scanlan 
19  My sister Jodie  Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt 
20  New moon  Stephenie Meyer 
21  The BFG  Roald Dahl 
22  Eclipse  Stephenie Meyer 
23  This year it will be different  Maeve Binchy 
24  Captain Underpants and the big, bad battle of the Bionic Boy  Dav Pilkey 
25  Happy ever after  Patricia Scanlan 
26  Once in a Lifetime  Cathy Kelly 
27  Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets  J.K. Rowling 
28  The gathering  Anne Enright 
29  The Witches  Roald Dahl 
30  Horrid Henry tricks the tooth fairy  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
31  Candyfloss  Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt 
32  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  J.K. Rowling 
33  The kite runner  Khaled Hosseini 
34  Horrid Henry’s haunted house  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
35  Horrid Henry and the mummy’s curse  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
36  Horrid Henry’s underpants  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
37  Fantastic Mr Fox  Roald Dahl 
38  Horrid Henry’s revenge  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
39  The gift  Cecelia Ahern 
40  Horrid Henry meets the Queen  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
41  Brooklyn  Colm Toibin 
42  Matilda  Roald Dahl 
43  George’s marvellous medicine  Roald Dahl 
44  Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix  J.K. Rowling 
45  Sail  James Patterson 
46  Charlie and the chocolate factory  Roald Dahl 
47  Best friends  Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt 
48  Breaking dawn  Stephenie Meyer 
49  Horrid Henry’s nits  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
50  Thanks for the memories  Cecelia Ahern 
51  The twits  Roald Dahl 
52  Dracula  Bram Stoker 
53  Remember me?  Sophie Kinsella 
54  Horrid Henry gets rich quick  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
55  Man gone down  Michael Thomas 
56  Hold tight  Harlan Coben 
57  Horrid Henry and the secret club  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
58  The Diamond girls  Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt 
59  Horrid Henry and the abominable snowman  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
60  Songs of the humpback whale  Jodi Picoult 
61  Bad behaviour  Sheila O’Flanagan 
62  Past secrets  Cathy Kelly 
63  Clean break  Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt 
64  James and the giant peach  Roald Dahl 
65  The appeal  John Grisham 
66  Under the hawthorn tree  Marita Conlon-McKenna 
67  The White Tiger  Aravind Adiga 
68  The secret  Rhonda Byrne 
69  7th heaven  James Patterson 
70  Horrid Henry’s Christmas cracker  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
71  The overlook  Michael Connelly 
72  Cookie  Jacqueline Wilson 
73  Testimony  Anita Shreve 
74  Cross Country  James Patterson 
75  Horrid Henry’s evil enemies  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
76  Nineteen minutes  Jodi Picoult 
77  Horrid Henry and other stories  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
78  Doors open  Ian Rankin 
79  A long long way  Sebastian Barry 
80  Change of heart  Jodi Picoult 
81  The Private Patient  P.D. James 
82  The business  Martina Cole 
83  Gone tomorrow  Lee Child 
84  Angels in my hair  Lorna Byrne 
85  Deadly intent  Lynda La Plante 
86  Harry Potter and the goblet of fire  J.K. Rowling 
87  The broken window  Jeffery Deaver 
88  Jacky Daydream  Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt 
89  Scarpetta  Patricia Cornwell 
90  Nothing to lose  Lee Child 
91  Whitethorn Woods  Maeve Binchy 
92  A prisoner of birth  Jeffrey Archer 
93  Horrid Henry rules the world  Francesca Simon; illustrated by Tony Ross 
94  Horrid Henry robs the bank  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
95  Starring Tracy Beaker  Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt 
96  Fields of home  Marita Conlon-McKenna 
97  Keeping the dead  Tess Gerritsen 
98  Don’t be horrid, Henry  Francesca Simon; illustrated by Tony Ross 
99  Horrid Henry’s wicked Ways  Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross 
100  The associate  John Grisham 

 

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