Most Borrowed Books and Authors 2013

December 10th, 2014

The popularity of libraries among children and their families continues to escalate, as highlighted by figures released by Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency.

In the top 100 ‘most borrowed from the library’, children’s authors dominated this list in Ireland’s 336 public libraries in 2013. Nine children’s authors made it into the top ten, with Roderick Hunt, creator of over 400 titles in the Oxford Reading Tree series, the most popular author for the fifth successive year with almost 160,000 library loans.

Classic stories remain among children’s favourites with renowned authors such as Enid Blyton, Roger Hargreaves and Roald Dahl in the top ten list of children’s authors, alongside Daisy Meadows, Francesca Simon, and Jacqueline Wilson. Another world classic, Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl, continues to engage young readers sixty-seven years after the first publication of the diary, through poignant account of life during the Holocaust.

The ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series by American author Jeff Kinney is overwhelmingly popular and takes the top six places on the most borrowed titles list. This series of books which highlights the adventures of school boy Greg Heffley, has become even more popular following the series of films based on the books. A new entry to the top ten of children’s author’s in 2013 was Michael Morpurgo, a multi-prize winning author and former Children’s Laureate who has published over 100 books.

The figures for adult loans show that crime thrillers remain in high demand among library users. For the fourth successive year, prolific US writer James Patterson is the most popular adult fiction author with over 68,000 library loans. In total, six authors writing in the crime and thriller genres appear in the list of top 10 most borrowed adult fiction authors. Another American favourite, Nora Roberts, who also writes as J.D. Robb, is the second most-borrowed general fiction author with over 61,000 loans. The much acclaimed Norwegian crime writer, Jo Nesbø, also featured in the top ten. Nesbø’s popularity among Irish readers was also reflected during his visit to the Mountains To Sea Book Festival in Dun Laoghaire last year when many fans turned out to chat with the writer about his main protagonist, Inspector Harry Hole.

Irish writers and illustrators, both children’s and adult, are also attracting a steady following, with 14 featuring in the top 100. Irish children’s author Judi Curtin, creator of the ‘Alice and Megan’ and ‘Eva’ series, was the most borrowed Irish author for the second year running.

Irish fiction remains dominant in the lists for Irish writers; with 22 Irish fiction titles making it into the top 100.

The influence of the Dublin City Library’s initiative, ‘Dublin: One City, One Book’ is reflected in James Plunkett’s Strumpet City making first place as the most borrowed adult fiction title by an Irish author. The second most borrowed adult fiction title by an Irish writer was A Week in Winter; the last novel written by the much loved author, Maeve Binchy.  The winner of the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2013 also attracted the attention of many readers, with Kevin Barry’s winning debut novel, City of Bohane, the fourth most borrowed adult fiction title last year.

The most borrowed non-fiction book was based on a more pragmatic choice by Irish readers; the Official Driver Theory Test was the most popular in this category.

Position Author Title
1 Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

2 Jeff Kinney Diary   of a Wimpy Kid
3 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
4 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
5 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
6 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
7 James Plunkett: Introduction by Fintan O’Toole Strumpet   City
8 Nick  Schon Save   Pudding Wood
9 Suzanne   Collins The   Hunger Games
10 Suzanne   Collins Catching   Fire


2. Most Borrowed Adult Fiction Titles 2013

Position Author Title
1 James Plunkett: Introduction by Fintan O’Toole Strumpet   City
2 J.K.   Rowling The   casual vacancy
3 Maeve   Binchy A   Week in Winter
4 Kevin   Barry City   of Bohane
5 EL   James Fifty   shades of grey
6 John   Grisham The   racketeer
7 John   Grisham The   litigators
8 Sinead   Moriarty This   child of mine
9 Dan   Brown Inferno
10 Marian   Keyes The   mystery of Mercy Close

 

3. Most Borrowed Children’s Fiction Titles 2013

Position Author Title
1 Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

2 Jeff Kinney Diary   of a Wimpy Kid
3 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
4 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
5 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
6 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
7 Nick  Schon Save   Pudding Wood
8 Suzanne   Collins The   Hunger Games
9 Suzanne   Collins Catching   Fire
10 Jeff Kinney Dog   Days

4. Most Borrowed Fiction by Irish Authors 2013 (Adult and Children Combined)

Position Author Title
1 James Plunkett: Introduction by Fintan O’Toole Strumpet   City
2 Maeve   Binchy A   Week in Winter
3 Marita   Conlon-McKenna Under   the hawthorn tree
4 Kevin   Barry City   of Bohane
5 Judi   Curtin Eva’s   journey
6 Judi   Curtin Eva’s   holiday
7 Marita   Conlon-McKenna Wildflower   Girl
8 Judi   Curtin Leave   it to Eva
9 Judi   Curtin Alice   in the Middle
10 Sinead   Moriarty This   child of mine

 

5. Most Borrowed Non-Fiction Titles 2013

Position Author/Contributor Title
1 Road   Safety Authority The official driver theory test : questions and answers
2 Mary   O’Rourke

Just   Mary: My Memoir

3 Guinness   World Records Guinness   World Records 2012
4 Guinness   World Records Guinness   World Records 2013
5 Michael   Harding Staring   at lakes: A memoir of love, melancholy and magical thinking

 
6. Most Borrowed Authors 2013 (Adult and Children Combined)

Position Author Adult/Children
1 Roderick   Hunt C
2 Daisy   Meadows C
3 Francesca   Simon C
4 Roder   Hargreaves C
5 Jacqueline   Wilson C
6 Enid   Blyton C
7 Adam   Blade C
8 Julia   Donaldson C
9 Roald   Dahl C
10 James   Patterson A

 
7. Most Borrowed Authors 2013 (Adult Fiction)

Position Author
1 James   Patterson
2 Nora   Roberts/J.D. Robb
3 Lee   Child
4 Michael   Connelly
5 Maeve   Binchy
6 Harlan   Coben
7 Danielle   Steele
8 Jodi   Picoult
9 Tess   Gerritsen
10 Jo   Nesbo

8. Most Borrowed Children’s Authors 2013

Position Author
1 Roderick   Hunt
2 Daisy   Meadows
3 Francesca   Simon
4 Roger   Hargreaves
5 Jacqueline   Wilson
6 Enid   Blyton
7 Adam   Blade
8 Julia   Donaldson
9 Roald   Dahl
10 Michael   Morpurgo

 9. Most Borrowed Irish Authors 2013 (Adult and Children Combined)

Position Author
1 Judi   Curtin
2 Darren   Shan
3 Maeve   Binchy
4 Martin   Waddell
5 Eoin   Colfer
6 Roddy   Doyle
7 Cathy   Kelly
8 Malachy   Doyle
9 Derek   Landy
10 Sheila   O’Flanagan

 

Detailed lists of the most Borrowed Authors and Titles 2013 can be accessed on the PLR website at www.plr.ie

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.

 

Most Borrowed Authors 2013

December 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, provided that PLR’s role in compiling the information is acknowledged.

 

 

Most Borrowed Titles 2013

December 9th, 2014

Details of the 100 most borrowed titles 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. 

Title Contributor
 1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Jeff Kinney
 2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
 3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Jeff Kinney
 4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Jeff Kinney
 5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick rules Jeff Kinney
 6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The third wheel Jeff Kinney
 7 Strumpet City James Plunkett: Introduction by Fintan O’Toole
 8 Save Pudding Wood Nick Schon
 9 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
 10 Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
 11 Dog days Jeff Kinney
 12 The casual vacancy J.K. Rowling
 13 A Week in Winter Maeve Binchy
 14 Horrid Henry and the bogey babysitter Francesca Simon
 15 Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
 16 Under the hawthorn tree Marita Conlon-McKenna
 17 Horrid Henry’s stinkbomb Francesca Simon
 18 City of Bohane Kevin Barry
 19 The official driver theory test Road Safety Authority
 20 Horrid Henry and the mega-mean time machine Francesca Simon
 21 Dog days Jeff Kinney
 22 Horrid Henry meets the Queen Francesca Simon
 23 Horrid Henry and the mummy’s curse Francesca Simon
 24 My sister Jodie Jacqueline Wilson
 25 Horrid Henry and the football fiend Francesca Simon
 26 Horrid Henry’s underpants Francesca Simon
 27 Horrid Henry robs the bank Francesca Simon
 28 Eva’s journey Judi Curtin
 29 Horrid Henry’s revenge Francesca Simon
 30 Horrid Henry and other stories Francesca Simon
 31 Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman Dav Pilkey
 32 Holes Louis Sachar
 33 The worst thing about my sister Jacqueline Wilson
 34 Horrid Henry and the secret club Francesca Simon
 35 Captain Underpants and the perilous plot of Professor Poopypants Dav Pilkey
 36 Fifty shades of grey EL James
 37 Horrid Henry and the abominable snowman Francesca Simon
 38 Horrid Henry wakes the dead Francesca Simon
 39 Horrid Henry’s haunted house Francesca Simon
 40 The racketeer John Grisham
 41 Horrid Henry’s Christmas cracker Francesca Simon
 42 Captain Underpants and the big bad battle of the Bionic Booger Boy Dav Pilkey
 43 Eva’s holiday Judi Curtin
 44 Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets Dav Pilkey
 45 Horrid Henry tricks the tooth fairy Francesca Simon
 46 Little darlings Jacqueline Wilson
 47 Horrid Henry’s Holiday: (Early Reader 3) Francesca Simon
 48 Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space Dav Pilkey
 49 Wildflower girl Marita Conlon-McKenna
 50 The Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy: Pt.1: Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets Dav Pilkey
 51 Horrid Henry’s Birthday Party: (Early Reader) Francesca Simon
 52 The Adventures of Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey
 53 Leave it to Eva Judi Curtin
 54 Horrid Henry and the zombie vampire Francesca Simon
 55 Alice in the middle Judi Curtin
 56 Horrid Henry rocks Francesca Simon
 57 The litigators John Grisham
 58 Horrid Henry gets rich quick Francesca Simon
 59 Hetty Feather Jacqueline Wilson
 60 Just Mary: My Memoir Mary O’Rourke
 61 Lily alone Jacqueline Wilson
 62 Guinness World Records 2012 Guinness World Records
 63 This child of mine Sinead Moriarty
 64 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K Rowling
 65 Bonjour Alice Judi Curtin
 66 Matilda Roald Dahl
 67 The longest whale song Jacqueline Wilson
 68 Alice & Megan forever Judi Curtin
 69 Fantastic Mr Fox Roald Dahl
 70 Where’s Wally? The Wonder Book Martin Handford
 71 Guinness World Records 2013 Guinness World Records
 72 Ferno: The fire dragon Adam Blade
 73 Kensuke’s kingdom Michael Morpurgo
 74 Horrid Henry’s monster movie Francesca Simon
 75 Inferno Dan Brown
 76 Horrid Henry’s nits Francesca Simon
 77 The mystery of Mercy Close Marian Keyes
 78 The time spell Judi Curtin
 79 Spirit of the Titanic Nicola Pierce
 80 Alice to the Rescue Judi Curtin
 81 Fields of home Marita Conlon McKenna
 82 James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl
 83 Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Roald Dahl
 84 Pants! Alan MacDonald
 85 The Twits Roald Dahl
 86 Cookie Jacqueline Wilson
 87 Gone girl Gillian Flynn
 88 Don’t ask Alice Judi Curtin
 89 Skating sensation Rachel Renee Russell
 90 Where’s Wally? In Hollywood Martin Handford
 91 Staring at lakes a memoir of love, melancholy and magical thinking Michael Harding
 92 The Honey Queen Cathy Kelly
 93 The sense of an ending Julian Barnes
 94 Double trouble Judi Curtin
 95 Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkle Dav Pilkey
 96 Dork diaries Rachel Renee Russell
 97 The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary:
How Greg Heffley Went to Hollywood
Jeff Kinney
 98 The affair Lee Child
 99 War Horse Michael Morpurgo
 100 Diary of a young girl Anne Frank

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.

 

Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Most popular book in public libraries in 2012

October 25th, 2013

Irish children are great readers and very influential users of public libraries. Figures released by Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency show that children’s authors dominated the ‘most-borrowed-from-the-library’ lists in Ireland’s 336 public libraries in 2012. Children’s books now represent 46% of all books borrowed.

Nine children’s authors made it into the top ten ‘most-borrowed-from-the-library’ list for last year, with Roderick Hunt, author of over 300 titles in the Oxford Reading Tree series, the most popular for the fourth successive year with over 155,000 library loans.

Classic stories continue to delight today’s children with stars such as Enid Blyton, Roger Hargreaves and Roald Dahl in the top ten, alongside Daisy Meadows, Francesca Simon, and Jacqueline Wilson.

The most borrowed titles list is dominated by the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series by American author Jeff Kinney highlighting the adventures of school boy Greg Heffley.  This series of books has become even more popular following the series of films based on the books.

The influence of the Dublin City Library’s initiative, ‘Dublin: One City, One Book’ is reflected in the placing of the Dubliners by James Joyce at number 7 in the most borrowed adult fiction titles. The public’s appetite for crime thrillers shows no signs of waning. For the third successive year, prolific US writer James Patterson remains the most popular adult fiction author with almost 71,000 library loans. UK thriller writer Lee Child author of the hugely successful Jack Reacher series is the second most-borrowed adult fiction author with almost 50,000 loans.   The 2012 Jack Reacher film with actor Tom Cruise in the lead role has certainly helped increase loan figures.  In total, five authors writing in the crime and thriller genres appear in the Top 10 Most Borrowed Adult Fiction Authors list.

Irish writers and illustrators, both children’s and adult, are attracting lots of Irish readers, with 13 featuring in the top 100.  Darren Shan, author of horror and fantasy books is the most popular Irish author for the fourth year running.

Alan Early’s adventure story ‘Arthur Quinn and the world serpent’ is the most popular fiction title by an Irish author. The story is set in Dublin, where Viking mythology comes to life. This book was the title of Dublin City Libraries citywide reading for children promotion in Spring 2012.

The most popular non-fiction books were the Guinness World Records 2011 and the Official Driver Theory Test.

American author Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel ‘The Help’ assumes the position as most borrowed adult fiction book. The story about African-American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 1960s was also adapted for the screen and released in 2011.

The lists are compiled by Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency from information supplied to the Public Lending Remuneration (PLR) Scheme by all public libraries in Ireland.

12,722 authors resident in forty-three countries were registered for Irish PLR in 2012. €221,482.06 was paid out to 4,685 authors in respect of their total library loans. Nineteen authors received the maximum payment of €1,000, and the rate-per-loan was 5.3 cent.

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Notes for Editors

There are over 16.4 million visits to Irish public libraries each year, resulting in over 19 million loans of books and non-book materials.

Under the Public Lending Remuneration (PLR) scheme, payment is made to authors, illustrators, etc. whose books are borrowed from the country’s 336 public libraries.

PLR is managed by the Local Government Management Agency and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

Most Borrowed Authors and Titles 2012

1. Most Borrowed Titles 2012 (Adult and Children Combined)

Position Author Title
1 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid
2 Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

3 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
4 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
5 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick rules
6 Kathryn Stockett The Help
7 Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2011
8 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog days
9 Francesca Simon:  illustrated by Tony Ross Horrid Henry and the bogey babysitter
10 Alan Early Arthur Quinn and the world serpent

2. Most Borrowed Adult Fiction Titles 2012

Position Author Title
1 Kathryn Stockett The Help
2 John Grisham The litigators
3 Julian Barnes The sense of an ending
4 Maeve Binchy Minding Frankie
5 Jon McGregor Even the Dogs
6 Stieg Larsson The girls with the dragon tattoo
7 James Joyce Dubliners
8 Sebastian Barry On Canaan’s side
9 Jo Nesbo Headhunters
10 Lee Child The Affair

3. Most Borrowed Children’s Fiction Titles 2012

Position Author Title
1 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid
2 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
3 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
4 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
5 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick rules
6 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog days
7 Francesca Simon:  illustrated by Tony Ross Horrid Henry and the bogey babysitter
8 Alan Early Arthur Quinn and the world serpent
9 Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
10 Francesca Simon:  illustrated by Tony Ross Horrid Henry and the mega-mean time   machine

4. Most Borrowed Fiction by Irish Authors 2012 (Adult and Children Combined)

Position Author Title
1 Alan Early Arthur Quinn and the world serpent
2 Marita Conlon-McKenna: illustrated   by Donald Teskey Under the hawthorn tree
3 Maeve Binchy Minding Frankie
4 Nicola Pierce: illustrated by Emma   Byrne Spirit of the Titanic
5 Judi Curtin: illustrated by Woody   Fox Eva’s Journey
6 Judi Curtin: illustrated by Woody   Fox Alice in the middle
7 James Joyce Dubliners
8 Judi Curtin: illustrated by Woody   Fox

Alice   & Megan forever

9 Sebastian Barry On Canaan’s side
10 Judi Curtin Eva’s holiday

5. Most Borrowed Non-Fiction Titles 2012

Position Author/Contributor Title
1 Craig Glenday Guinness World Records 2011
2 Prometric Ireland Ltd/Road Safety   Authority

The Official Driver Theory Test

3 Rhonda Byrne The Secret
4 Maureen Gaffney Flourishing
5 Jamie Oliver Jamie’s 30-minute Meals

6. Most Borrowed Authors 2012 (Adult and Children Combined)

Position Author Adult/Children
1 Roderick Hunt C
2 Daisy Meadows C
3 Francesca Simon C
4 Roger Hargreaves C
5 Jacqueline Wilson C
6 Enid Blyton C
7 Adam Blade C
8

James Patterson

A
9 Roald Dahl C
10 Julia Donaldson C

7. Most Borrowed Authors 2012 (Adult Fiction)

Position Author
1 James Patterson
2 Lee Child
3 Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb
4 Darren Shan
5 Michael Connelly
6 Jodi Picoult
7 Maeve Binchy
8 John Grisham
9 Harlan Coben
10 Danielle Steel

8. Most Borrowed Children’s Authors 2012

Position Author
1 Roderick Hunt
2 Daisy Meadows
3 Francesca Simon
4 Roger Hargreaves
5 Jacqueline Wilson
6 Enid Blyton
7 Adam Blade
8 Roald Dahl
9 Julia Donaldson
10 Terry Deary

9. Most Borrowed Irish Authors 2012 (Adult and Children Combined)

Position Author
1 Darren Shan
2 Judi Curtin
3 Martin Waddell
4 Maeve Binchy
5 Marita Conlon-McKenna
6 Eoin Colfer
7 Roddy Doyle
8 Sheila O’Flanagan
9 Malachy Doyle
10 Brianog Brady Dawson

Detailed lists of the most Borrowed Authors and Titles 2012 can be accessed on the PLR website at www.plr.ie
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.

Most Borrowed Authors 2012

October 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

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.

For further information please contact: Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency Tel: 01 6332200; email: librariesdevelopment@lgma.ie

Public Lending Remuneration (PLR) scheme: www.plr.ie