Most Borrowed Titles 2012

January 25th, 2013

Details of the 100 most borrowed titles 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 Titles 2012
Position Title Author/Contributor
1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth: Book 5 Jeff Kinney
3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Jeff Kinney
4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Jeff Kinney
5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick rules Jeff Kinney
6 The Help Kathryn Stockett
7 Guinness world records 2011 Guinness World Records
8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog days Jeff Kinney
9 Horrid Henry and the bogey babysitter Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
10 Arthur Quinn and the world serpent Alan Early
11 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
12 The Official Driver Theory Test Prometric Ireland Ltd/Road Safety Authority
13 Horrid Henry and the mega-mean time machine Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
14 Horrid Henry’s stinkbomb Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
15 Horrid Henry and the mummy’s curse Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
16 Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
17 Horrid Henry and the football fiend Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
18 My sister Jodie Jacqueline Wilson: illustrated by Nick Sharratt
19 Kensuke’s kingdom Michael Morpurgo: illustrated by Michael Foreman
20 Horrid Henry’s underpants Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
21 Horrid Henry meets the Queen Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
22 Horrid Henry’s revenge Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
23 Under the hawthorn tree Marita Conlon-McKenna: illustrated by Donald Teskey
24 Horrid Henry Robs the Bank Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
25 The litigators John Grisham
26 Little darlings Jacqueline Wilson: illustrated by Nick Sharratt
27 Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
28 The sense of an ending Julian Barnes
29 Horrid Henry and the secret club Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
30 Horrid Henry and the abominable snowman Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
31 Horrid Henry’s Christmas cracker Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
32 Horrid Henry’s haunted house Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
33 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling
34 Minding Frankie Maeve Binchy
35 Horrid Henry Wakes the Dead Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
36 Horrid Henry and other stories Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
37 Even the dogs Jon McGregor
38 Spirit of the Titanic Nicola Pierce: illustrated by Emma Byrne
39 Horrid Henry tricks the tooth fairy Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
40 Hetty Feather Jacqueline Wilson: illustrated by Nick Sharratt
41 Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman Dav Pilkey
42 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson
43 The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood Jeff Kinney
44 Horrid Henry’s Birthday Party: (Early Reader) Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
45 Horrid Henry Rocks Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
46 Eva’s journey Judi Curtin: illustrated by Woody Fox
47 Alice in the middle Judi Curtin: illustrated by Woody Fox
48 Dubliners James Joyce: Introduction by John Boyne
49 Captain Underpants and the perilous plot of Professor Poopypants Dav Pilkey
50 The longest whale song Jacqueline Wilson: illustrated by Nick Sharratt
51 Horrid Henry’s Holiday: (Early Reader 3) Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
52 Alice & Megan forever Judi Curtin: illustrated by Woody Fox
53 Horrid Henry gets rich quick Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
54 On Canaan’s side Sebastian Barry
55 Cookie Jacqueline Wilson: illustrated by Nick Sharratt
56 Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
57 Eva’s holiday Judi Curtin
58 Headhunters Jo Nesbo
59 Bonjour Alice Judi Curtin: illustrated by Woody Fox
60 Candyfloss Jacqueline Wilson: illustrated by Nick Sharratt
61 Wildflower girl Marita Conlon-McKenna: illustrated by Donald Teskey
62 Me and my sisters Sinead Moriarty
63 The Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy: The night of the nasty nostril nuggets : the sixth epic novel, Part 1 Dav Pilkey
64 Dog days Jeff Kinney
65 Lily alone Jacqueline Wilson: illustrated by Nick Sharratt
66 Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredible Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space Dav Pilkey
67 Captain Underpants and the big, bad battle of the Bionic Booger Boy Dav Pilkey
68 The affair Lee Child
69 The moment Douglas Kennedy
70 Horrid Henry’s nits Francesca Simon: illustrated by Tony Ross
71 Red mist Patricia Cornwell
72 Where’s Wally? The Wonder Book Martin Handford
73 Don’t ask Alice Judi Curtin: illustrated by Woody Fox
74 Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Children’s Edition J.K. Rowling
75 Sapphire Battersea Jacqueline Wilson: illustrated by Nick Sharratt
76 Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets Dav Pilkey
77 Alice to the Rescue Judi Curtin: illustrated by Woody Fox
78 The time spell Judi Curtin
79 Ferno : the fire dragon Adam Blade
80 The Adventures of Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey
81 The worst thing about my sister Jacqueline Wilson: illustrated by Nick Sharratt
82 The return journey: and other stories Maeve Binchy
83 The Slap Christos Tsiolkas
84 Judy Moody Around the World in 8 1/2 Days Megan McDonald: illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
85 Greyhound of a Girl Roddy Doyle
86 Matilda Roald Dahl: illustrated by Quentin Blake
87 James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl: illustrated by Quentin Blake
88 Starring Tracy Beaker Jacqueline Wilson: illustrated by Nick Sharratt
89 Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone J.K.