Library lending figures in the UK

Posted on February 13, 2013. Filed under: 1 |

pile of booksThe Guardian reports on the results of the  latest book lending data from the Public Lending Right (PLR) in the UK.

You can compare the UK results with our little library service’s list of the most popular in 2013 here.

A table in the article gives the top 100 most borrowed books in the UK and the top loaned authors. Here are the top 10 of each to whet your appetite.

1 10th anniversary James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Century 2011
2 Worth dying for by Lee Child Bantam 2010
3 Miracle cure Harlan Coben Orion 2011
4 Private London by James Patterson Century 2011
5 The help Kathryn Stockett Fig Tree 2010
6 Gruffalo Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Axel Scheffler Macmillan Children’s 1999
7 Caught Harlan Coben Orion 2011
8 Worth dying for Lee Child Bantam Books 2011
9 The reversal by Michael Connelly Orion 2011
10 Minding Frankie Maeve Binchy Orion 2011


Click heading to sort

Lending band (min loans 2011/12)
Adult = A, Childrens = C
1 James Patterson 2,000,000 A
2 Daisy Meadows 1,000,000 C
3 Julia Donaldson 1,000,000 C
4 Nora Roberts 1,000,000 A
5 Francesca Simon 1,000,000 C
6 Jacqueline Wilson 1,000,000 C
7 M C Beaton 1,000,000 A
8 Danielle Steel 500,000 A
9 Mick Inkpen 500,000 C
10 Adam Blade 500,000 C

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