Crime and thriller authors once again head the list of the most popular books in UK libraries, according to annual statistics released by the Public Lending Right.
The list is headed by the usual suspects, with Dan Brown’sThe Lost Symbol the single most borrowed book. Thriller writer James Patterson has five novels in the top 10, and is once again the single most borrowed author in the UK library service. Lee Child and Ian Rankin also feature in the top 10. The pattern is repeated for the books most borrowed from libraries in Leeds.
This is great news for the big names, but spare a thought for some of the authors at the other end of the list. Many have written really great titles but, for one reason or another, they are at the bottom of the most borrowed list. They may not be writing in a popular genre, or only have one novel to their name. Some do not publish books as regularly as the big name authors, others were popular in their day, but have not written anything for a while. Some, sadly, are no longer with us.
So, today we’re celebrating some of the least borrowed authors in Leeds Libraries. If you fancy discovering a hidden reading gem, give some of these a try. You can reserve online and collect from your nearest library, or in some cases download the eBook or eAudio version without even leaving the house.
Jo Bannister is a well-reviewed British crime author, with a number of series to her name, as well as standalone novels. Well worth a look if you’re a fan of police peocedurals.
Emily Brontë. Surely some mistake? Come on people of Leeds, Wuthering Heights is a great book, and we have eBook and eAudio versions too.
Ngaio Marsh published 32 detective novels from the 1930s onwards, featuring Roderick Alleyn. Her popularity has not been as enduring as that of Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie, but her novels are similar. eBooks available!
Jeaniene Frost is an American fantasy author, best known for her ‘Night Huntress’ series of paranormal romances. If you like to read about vampires, these are the books for you.
Looking for a bit of romance? Victoria Pade is the bestselling author of numerous contemporary romances. It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, so go ahead and indulge yourself.