Most Borrowed Authors in 2010

April 12th, 2011

Details of the 100 most borrowed authors for PLR Year 2010 can be found here.

The most borrowed lists of titles and authors are based on all the books loaned by public libraries, so that includes authors who are registered with PLR as well as others who are not registered or who are not eligible to register.

PLR: Most Borrowed Authors 2010 No. 1 to 50

Position Author Position Author
1 Roderick Hunt 26 Lauren Child
2 Daisy Meadows 27 Martin Waddell
3 Francesca Simon 28 Danielle Steel
4 Enid Blyton 29 Karen McCombie
5 Jacqueline Wilson 30 Dav Pilkey
6 Roger Hargreaves 31 Eoin Colfer
7 James Patterson 32 Maeve Binchy
8 Nora Roberts 33 Lucy Daniels
9 Roald Dahl 34 Tess Gerritsen
10 Terry Deary 35 Harlan Coben
11 Adam Blade 36 Megan McDonald
12 Lee Child 37 John Grisham
13 Julia Donaldson 38 Jeremy Strong
14 Vivian French 39 Ian Whybrow
15 Darren Shan 40 Marita Conlon-McKenna
16 Jodi Picoult 41 Sheila O’Flanagan
17 Michael Morpurgo 42 Stephenie Meyer
18 Dr. Seuss 43 Robert Muchamore
19 Meg Cabot 44 Judi Curtin
20 R.L. Stine 45 Karen Wallace
21 Anthony Horowitz 46 Agatha Christie
22 Michael Connelly 47 Jeffery Deaver
23 Fiona Watt 48  Wilbert Awdry
24 J.K. Rowling 49 Heather Amery
25 Rose Impey 50 Eric Hill

The PLR Registrar is satisfied for the information in this release to be made widely accessible, provided that PLR’s role in compiling the information is acknowledged.

PLR: Most Borrowed Authors 2010 No. 51 to 100

Position Author Position Author
51 Lemony Snicket 76 Malachy Doyle
52 Felicity Brooks 77 Allan Ahlberg
53 Josephine Cox 78 Lesley Pearse
54 Patricia Scanlan 79 Lucy Cousins
55 Henning Mankell 80 Martina Cole
56 Martin Handford 81 Hergé (Georges Prosper Remi)
57 Kelly McKain 82 Ruth Rendell
58 Cathy Hopkins 83 Linda Chapman
59 Alexander McCall Smith 84 Tony Bradman
60 Roddy Doyle 85 Mick Inkpen
61 Sue Bentley 86 Anne Cassidy
62 Anne Fine 87 Sue Graves
63 Cathy Cassidy 88 Sally Grindley
64 Dick King-Smith 89 Tony Ross
65 Marian Keyes 90 Cynthia Rider
66 Jenny Oldfield 91 Cecelia Ahern
67 Ian Rankin 92 Terry Pratchett
68 Mary Higgins Clark 93 Anita Ganeri
69 David Baldacci 94 Oisin McGann
70 John Connolly 95 Melissa Hill
71 Brianog Brady Dawson 96 Jean and Gareth Adamson
72 Anita Shreve 97 Joe O’Brien
73 Stieg Larsson 98 Jillian Powell
74 Cathy Kelly 99 Sophie Kinsella
75 Jonathan Kellerman 100 Lynda La Plante

Children’s Books Top Library Loans’ Charts

Most Borrowed Titles in 2010

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