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.