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English collections

  • Top 100 Most Borrowed Books

  • 2018

Adult Lending Fiction 2018

ItemBIB IDTitleAuthorCall NumberNumber of Loans in 2018Notes
1 2300215 The five people you meet in heaven Albom, Mitch F ALB 1,817  
2 3476707 Origin : a novel Brown, Dan F BRO 1,538 (1)
3 3221134 The time keeper Albom, Mitch F ALB 1,273  
4 2696331 For one more day Albom, Mitch F ALB 1,141 (1)
5 3290171 The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott) F FIT 1,132 (1)
6 3215497 Me before you Moyes, Jojo F MOY 1,047 (1)
7 3333996 The Hobbit : or there and back again Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) F TOL 1,033 (1)
8 2842930 The ABC murders Christie, Agatha F CHR 858 (1)
9 3224541 The adventures of Sherlock Holmes Doyle, Arthur Conan F DOY 857 (1)
10 3459602 My not so perfect life Kinsella, Sophie F KIN 853 (1)
11 3206103 Nineteen eighty-four Orwell, George F ORW 852 (1)
12 3395449 Animal farm : a fairy story Orwell, George F ORW 842 (1)
13 2538482 Never let me go Ishiguro, Kazuo F ISH 827 (1)
14 3339250 The girl on the train Hawkins, Paula F HAW 824 (1)
15 3304296 The fellowship of the ring Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) F TOL 786 (1)
16 3491239 To kill a mockingbird Lee, Harper F LEE 759 (1)
17 3280844 The first phone call from heaven Albom, Mitch F ALB 747  
18 3293279 Pride and prejudice Austen, Jane F AUS 727 (1)
19 2436644 The curious incident of the dog in the night-time Haddon, Mark F HAD 725 (1)
20 3323612 Murder on the Orient Express Christie, Agatha F CHR 709 (1)
21 3217500 A game of thrones Martin, George R. R. F MAR 704 (1)
22 3188319 Life of Pi Martel, Yann F MAR 695 (1)
23 2920305 The shack : a novel Young, William P. F YOU 669  
24 3460898 Camino Island Grisham, John F GRI 659  
25 2090855 The catcher in the rye Salinger, J.D. F SAL 641 (1)
26 3166271 The remains of the day Ishiguro, Kazuo F ISH 620 (1)
27 3323615 The mysterious affair at Styles Christie, Agatha F CHR 611 (1)
28 2493093 The Da Vinci code Brown, Dan F BRO 602 (1)
29 3433902 The whistler Grisham, John F GRI 585 (1)
30 3323326 Five little pigs Christie, Agatha F CHR 575 (1)
31 2881968 The alchemist Coelho, Paulo F COE 573 (1)
32 3382042 After you Moyes, Jojo F MOY 562  
33 2368433 The kite runner Hosseini, Khaled F HOS 562 (1)
34 3282611 The hollow Christie, Agatha F CHR 555 (1)
35 3345104 Death on the Nile Christie, Agatha F CHR 531  
36 3398027 The mystery of the blue train Christie, Agatha F CHR 531 (1)
37 3478735 The rooster bar Grisham, John F GRI 515  
38 3277463 Oliver Twist Dickens, Charles F DIC 503 (1)
39 2625993 The old man and the sea Hemingway, Ernest F HEM 492 (1)
40 3255775 Inferno : a novel Brown, Dan F BRO 474 (1)
41 3467849 And then there were none Christie, Agatha F CHR 467 (1)
42 3267184 Lord of the flies Golding, William F GOL 449 (1)
43 2840645 A Christmas carol Dickens, Charles F DIC 442 (1)
44 3323609 The murder of Roger Ackroyd Christie, Agatha F CHR 439 (1)
45 2913218 Dead man's folly Christie, Agatha F CHR 437 (1)
46 3388790 The magic strings of Frankie Presto Albom, Mitch F ALB 431 (1)
47 3481635 The midnight line : a Jack Reacher novel Child, Lee F CHI 428  
48 3304979 All the light we cannot see : a novel Doerr, Anthony F DOE 423 (1)
49 3277172 Great expectations Dickens, Charles F DIC 423 (1)
50 3471383 IT King, Stephen F KIN 423 (1)
51 3469097 The late show Connelly, Michael F CON 418  
52 3342419 A twist in the tale Archer, Jeffrey F ARC 407 (1)
53 3323365 Hercule Poirot's Christmas Christie, Agatha F CHR 402 (1)
54 3224862 Gone girl Flynn, Gillian F FLY 396 (1)
55 3248048 Les Miserables Hugo, Victor F HUG 389 (1)
56 3335105 Sense & sensibility Austen, Jane F AUS 384 (1)
57 2840603 A tale of two cities Dickens, Charles F DIC 382 (1)
58 3285200 Little women Alcott, Louisa May F ALC 375 (1)
59 3460902 Rich people problems : a novel Kwan, Kevin F KWA 369  
60 3437569 This was a man Archer, Jeffrey F ARC 368 (1)
61 2771424 A thousand splendid suns Hosseini, Khaled F HOS 366  
62 3323295 Curtain : Poirot's last case Christie, Agatha F CHR 361  
63 3049473 Nocturnes : five stories of music and nightfall Ishiguro, Kazuo F ISH 360 (1)
64 2064567 After the funeral Christie, Agatha F CHR 359 (1)
65 3301006 Brave new world Huxley, Aldous F HUX 356 (1)
66 3217501 A clash of kings Martin, George R. R. F MAR 354 (1)
67 2508717 The new annotated Sherlock Holmes Doyle, Arthur Conan F DOY 354  
68 3407365 China rich girlfriend : a novel Kwan, Kevin F KWA 350  
69 2913987 A murder is announced Christie, Agatha F CHR 343 (1)
70 2842907 The body in the library Christie, Agatha F CHR 342 (1)
71 3305079 The Martian : a novel Weir, Andy F WEI 341 (1)
72 851137 War and peace Tolstoy, Leo, graf F TOL 340 (1)
73 1994120 The unbearable lightness of being Kundera, Milan F KUN 337 (1)
74 3271442 Crazy rich Asians Kwan, Kevin F KWA 333  
75 3457144 The fix Baldacci, David F BAL 333 (1)
76 3187015 The lost symbol Brown, Dan F BRO 332 (1)
77 3224534 The sign of four Doyle, Arthur Conan F DOY 329 (1)
78 2557493 Angels & demons Brown, Dan F BRO 328 (1)
79 2918809 Taken at the flood Christie, Agatha F CHR 321 (1)
80 3448394 The Handmaid's tale Atwood, Margaret F ATW 321 (1)
81 3352376 The buried giant Ishiguro, Kazuo F ISH 319  
82 3304329 The two towers Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) F TOL 316 (1)
83 3410549 Sherlock : the essential Arthur Conan Doyle adventures Doyle, Arthur Conan F DOY 315 (1)
84 3333638 Rainbow Six Clancy, Tom F CLA 313 (1)
85 3172665 Around the world in eighty days Verne, Jules F VER 311 (1)
86 3252770 A Caribbean mystery : a Miss Marple mystery Christie, Agatha F CHR 309 (1)
87 3460725 No middle name : the complete collected Jack Reacher short stories Child, Lee F CHI 306  
88 3455250 Small great things Picoult, Jodi F PIC 306 (1)
89 3465454 16th seduction Patterson, James F PAT 297 (1)
90 2134284 Sad cypress Christie, Agatha F CHR 297 (1)
91 3445461 Emma Austen, Jane F AUS 294 (1)
92 3385761 Rogue lawyer Grisham, John F GRI 293  
93 3413274 My sister's keeper Picoult, Jodi F PIC 289 (1)
94 2538015 Sleeping murder Christie, Agatha F CHR 289 (1)
95 2906586 Wuthering Heights Brontë, Emily F BRO 289 (1)
96 3166267 A pale view of hills Ishiguro, Kazuo F ISH 285 (1)
97 3491732 Still me Moyes, Jojo F MOY 279 (1)
98 3330577 Gray Mountain Grisham, John F GRI 275  
99 3478728 Two kinds of truth Connelly, Michael F CON 275  
100 3257305 And the mountains echoed Hosseini, Khaled F HOS 273  

 

Notes
(1) Including books of different editions/years of publication of the same title (only the information of the first volume will be provided if the books were published with multiple volumes).
(2) For a series of books under the same title, only the information of the books with the highest circulation will be provided.