What was the most borrowed book in the UK last year?
The most borrowed non-fiction book this year was Jamie Oliver’s ‘Save With Jamie’. It ranked number 11 overall – a rare appearance in the top 100 for a non-fiction book
The most borrowed author in libraries across the UK is still James Patterson. Though he does write and co-write a lot of books! He’s held the top spot for eight years.
Regional breakdowns show that Child was the most borrowed author in the north east, Wales and Yorkshire( The Affair was rated 5* loads of times by Leeds readers); Dan Brown was tops in Scotland and James Patterson was most popular in Northern Ireland. In London, the most borrowed book was the Home Office title, Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents.
The number of people borrowing books from libraries has halved since 1997, with loan rates also falling figures from CIPFA. Data on the most loaned books etc is published by the Public Lending Right (PLR) and was released on 13th February