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 October 2010.
Most Borrowed Titles in October 2010
1. Official Driver Theory Test – Prometric Ireland Ltd
2. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown
3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
4. Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter – Francesca Simon
5. The Twin – Gerbrand Bakker
6. Horrid Henry’s Stinkbomb – Francesca Simon
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
8. Horrid Henry and the Mega-mean Time Machine – Francesca Simon
9. Stand by me – Sheila O’Flanagan
10. Homecoming – Cathy Kelly
There is little change in the Top 10 Most Borrowed Titles this month as the ‘Official Driver Theory Test’ assumes its, by now, rightful place at the top of the list.
The remainder of the list consists of recent blockbuster successes such as Dan Brown’s ‘The Lost Symbol’ and Stieg Larsson’s ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, alongside the more established children’s favourites of both Francesca Simon and J.K. Rowling.
The Top 10 is refreshed somewhat by the appearance of both Sheila O’Flanagan and Cathy Kelly with their respective new fiction titles ‘Stand by Me’ and ‘Homecoming’.
Most Borrowed Authors in October 2010
1. Francesca Simon
2. Jacqueline Wilson
3. Roger Hargreaves
4. James Patterson
5. Jeff Kinney
6. Roald Dahl
7. Daisy Meadows
8. J.K. Rowling
9. Stieg Larsson
10. Judi Curtin
Children’s authors continue to dominate our Most Borrowed Authors list with Francesca Simon as popular now as she was when these lists were first compiled two years ago.
The remaining nine spots include seven children’s writers, with Jeff Kinney establishing himself as a constant presence as one of Ireland’s most popular authors of recent vintage.
Only the prolific James Patterson and the ever popular Stieg Larsson ensure a representation for adult fiction writers in October.