Most Borrowed Authors 2013

January 9th, 2014

Details of the 100 most borrowed authors for PLR Year 2013 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 2013

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

The PLR Registrar is satisfied for the information in this release to be made widely accessible,