Surrey Libraries Most Popular Books in 2017

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Friday, Dec 15, 2017

What was Surrey reading in 2017? Here are the ten most popular adult fiction books borrowed from Surrey Libraries' nine branches this year. 

The most popular print book is J.K. Rowling’s "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" which was checked out 470 times in 2017.

Surrey definitely likes its mystery/thrillers. In the top 10 we have 2 novels each by John Grisham ("The Whistler", "Camino Island") and Lee Child ("Night School", "No middle name") as well as "The Wrong Side of Goodbye" by Michael Connelly and "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware. That's more than half our list!

It's interesting to see two classics on our list this year "1984" by George Orwell and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. World events may have influenced their resurgence in popularity.

Mystery/thrillers were also popular in ebooks. 7/10 of the most popular ebooks are mystery/ thrillers with  "The Whister" by John Grisham in the top spot. It was borrowed an astonishing 550 times.

 

Title

Author

2017 Checkouts

Harry Potter and the cursed child Parts

J.K. Rowling

470

The whistler

John Grisham

361

Night school

Lee Child

330

The wrong side of goodbye: a novel

Michael Connelly

330

Camino Island

John Grisham

302

To kill a mockingbird

Harper Lee

299

Do not say we have nothing: a novel

Madeleine Thien

298

Nineteen eighty four

George Orwell

278

No middle name: the complete collected Jack Reacher short stories

Lee Child

276

The woman in cabin 10

Ruth Ware

275

Title

Author

2017 Checkouts

The Whistler: A Novel

John Grisham

550

Night School: Jack Reacher Series, Book 21

Lee Child

526

The Wrong Side Of Goodbye

Michael Connelly

458

Amazing Grace

Lesley Crewe

383

The Girl On The Train

Paula Hawkins

382

The Other Einstein: A Novel

Marie Benedict

325

Turbo Twenty-Three

Janet Evanovich

298

No Man's Land

David Baldacci

294

The Fix

David Baldacci

291

The Obsession

Nora Roberts

275