Most Borrowed Authors 2012

January 25th, 2013

Details of the 100 most borrowed authors for PLR Year 2012 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: Top 100 Most Borrowed Authors 2012

Position Author Position Author
1 Roderick Hunt 26 Maeve Binchy
2 Daisy Meadows 27 Rose Impey
3 Francesca Simon 28 Karen McCombie
4 Roger Hargreaves 29 Marita Conlon-McKenna
5 Jacqueline Wilson 30 John Grisham
6 Enid Blyton 31 R.L. Stine
7 Adam Blade 32 Harlan Coben
8 James Patterson 33 Eoin Colfer
9 Roald Dahl 34 Danielle Steel
10 Julia Donaldson 35 Meg Cabot
11 Terry Deary 36 Georges Prosper Remi (Hergé)
12 Lee Child 37 Holly Webb
13 Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb 38 Ian Whybrow
14 Jeff Kinney 39 Cathy Cassidy
15 JK Rowling 40 Martin Handford
16 Dav Pilkey 41 Karen Wallace
17 Darren Shan 42 Tess Gerritsen
18 Michael Connelly 43 Lucy Daniels
19 Fiona Watt 44 Rene Goscinny
20 Anthony Horowitz 45 Roddy Doyle
21 Judi Curtin 46 Sue Graves
22 Jodi Picoult 47 Jo Nesbo
23 Robert Muchamore 48 Alan Macdonald
24 Martin Waddell 49 Agatha Christie
25 Jeremy Strong 50 Kelly McKain
Position Author Position Author
51 Rick Riordan 76 Allan Ahlberg
52 Sheila O’Flanagan 77 Alexander McCall Smith
53 Lemony Snicket 78 John Connolly
54 Heather Amery 79 Linda Chapman
55 Sue Bentley 80 Clive Gifford
56 David Baldacci 81 Ann Bryant
57 Henning Mankell 82 Tony Bradman
58 Malachy Doyle 83 Mairi Mackinnon
59 Dr Seuss 84 Ian Rankin
60 Anne Fine 85 Anne Cassidy
61 Lucy Cousins 86 Melissa Hill
62 Felicity Brooks 87 Jeffery Deaver
63 Dick King-Smith 88 Cathy Kelly
64 Cynthia Rider 89 Tony Ross
65 Jean Adamson 90 Susan Lewis
66 Steve Cole 91 Jeanne Willis
67 Brianog Brady Dawson 92 Oisin Mcgann
68 Mary Higgins Clark 93 Ruth Rendell
69 Martina Cole 94 Karin Slaughter
70 Josephine Cox 95 Stieg Larsson
71 Anita Ganeri 96 Lynda La Plante
72 Sally Grindley 97 Lesley Pearse
73 Jenny Oldfield 98 Kathy Reichs
74 Derek Landy 99 Sue Mongredien
75 Cathy Hopkins 100 Clive Cussler

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