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English collections

  • Top 100 Most Borrowed Books

  • 2018

Adult Lending Non-Fiction 2018

ItemBIB IDTitleAuthorCall NumberNumber of Loans in 2018Notes
1 3496647 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination. English language 2017 Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority 371.27 HON 4,128 (2)
2 3480721 Cambridge English IELTS. 12 : academic with answers : authentic examination papers. (IELTS practice tests series)   428.24 CAM 1,774 (2)
3 2565676 Lonely Planet Eastern Europe   914.7 LON 1,658  
4 3183883 Thinking, fast and slow Kahneman, Daniel 153 KAH 1,585  
5 3437300 Advanced taxation in Hong Kong Lee, Dora L. Y. 336.2095125 LEE 1,555 (1)
6 3109656 Barron's IELTS : International English Language Testing System Lougheed, Lin 428.24 LOU 1,517 (1)
7 3403438 Hong Kong company law Stott, Vanessa 347.7 STO 1,474 (1)
8 3489084 Hong Kong taxation and tax planning Ho, Patrick Kin-wai 336.2095125 HOP 1,284 (1)
9 3477974 The Norton anthology of English literature   820.82 NOR 1,252 (1)
10 2319345 HKALE. AS use of English Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority 371.27 HON 1,217 (2)
12 2180265 Return of the condor heroes Wee, Tian Beng 741.5 WEE 1,216  
11 2038909 The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud Freud, Sigmund 131.3462 FRE 1,216 (1)
13 2538695 Language proficiency assessment for teachers. English language ... question papers Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority 371.13095125 HON 1,215  
14 3297415 Hong Kong mock examination : English language paper 1 & paper 3 : question papers and examination report   371.27 HON 1,171  
15 2827121 Lonely Planet Japan   915.2 LON 1,169  
16 3437129 Windows 10 in easy steps Vandome, Nick 005.446 VAN 1,134 (1)
17 2896957 Tuesdays with Morrie : an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson Albom, Mitch 920 SCH 1,133 (1)
18 3468983 Barron's essential words for the IELTS Lougheed, Lin 428.24 LOU 1,066 (1)
19 3304344 Practical English usage Swan, Michael 428.24 SWA 993 (1)
20 3365398 Business writing for Hong Kong Bilbow, Grahame T. 651.7 BIL 953 (1)
21 3343806 Sapiens : a brief history of humankind Harari, Yuval N. 909 HAR 946 (1)
22 3469071 Auditing and assurance in Hong Kong Lau, Peter Tze-yiu 657.64 LAU 890 (1)
23 3440121 The Hong Kong company secretary's handbook : practice and procedure Cheng, Po Wah 651.3741 CHE 884 (1)
24 3461211 In order to live : a North Korean girl's journey to freedom Park, Yeonmi 325.21095193 PAR 871 (1)
25 2827105 Lonely Planet Australia   919.4 LON 856  
26 2944004 The AB guide to music theory Taylor, Eric Robert 781 TAY 821  
27 3416455 Model business letters, emails and other business documents Taylor, Shirley 651.75 TAY 812  
28 3409481 Grit : the power of passion and perseverance Duckworth, Angela 158.1 DUC 782  
29 1956291 Lonely Planet Croatia   914.394 LON 778  
30 3299874 A photographic guide to common urban trees of Hong Kong   582.16095125 PHO 773  
31 3469286 Academic English : skills for success   428.24 ACA 768 (1)
32 3345425 Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future Thiel, Peter A. 658.11 THI 765  
33 2706898 Eyewitness travel. Great Britain   914.2 EYE 751  
34 2405888 Lonely Planet Iceland   914.91 LON 751  
35 3392653 Windows 10 for dummies Rathbone, Andy 005.446 RAT 745 (1)
36 2889592 Eyewitness travel guides. Austria   914.36 EYE 733  
38 1285558 Hong Kong taxation : law and practice Flux, David 336.2 FLU 725  
37 3200832 Lonely Planet Scandinavia   914.8 LON 725  
39 3394724 When breath becomes air Kalanithi, Paul 616.99424 KAL 700  
40 976135 Lonely Planet New Zealand.   919.31 LON 697  
41 3275987 I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban Yousafzai, Malala 371.82209547 YOU 690 (1)
42 2560444 Lonely Planet Portugal   914.69 LON 683  
43 3198358 The power of habit : why we do what we do in life and business Duhigg, Charles 137 DUH 682  
44 3222391 How to win friends and influence people Carnegie, Dale 137.5 CAR 672 (1)
45 3428456 Contract law in Hong Kong : an introductory guide Mau, Stephen D. 347.4095125 MAU 668 (1)
46 2560273 Lonely Planet Great Britain   914.2 LON 666  
47 3404737 Frank Wood's business accounting 1 Wood, Frank 657 WOO 662 (1)
48 3192190 Justice : what's the right thing to do? Sandel, Michael J. 172.2 SAN 654  
49 2794770 Eyewitness travel guides. Australia   919.4 EYE 642  
50 3429220 Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law (1) Gittings, Danny 342.5125 GIT 638 (1)
51 3476981 A random walk down Wall Street : the time-tested strategy for successful investing Malkiel, Burton Gordon 332.6 MAL 629 (1)
52 2992773 Lonely Planet Russia   914.7 LON 625  
53 3373013 Fundamentals of corporate finance   658.15 ROS 615 (1)
54 2889563 Eyewitness travel. Switzerland.   914.94 EYE 613  
55 3316288 International English in everyday conversation   428.24 INT 593  
56 801313 Lonely Planet Sydney   919.44 LON 592  
58 3419241 Brilliant Microsoft Windows 10 Johnson, Steve 005.446 JOH 587  
57 3360941 Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future Vance, Ashlee 338.762922 MUS 587  
59 3370007 Tort law in Hong Kong : an introductory guide Mau, Stephen D. 347.5095125 MAU 578 (1)
60 3196740 Common English errors in Hong Kong Bunton, David 428.3 BUN 573  
61 2857852 Lonely Planet Canada   917.1 LON 570  
62 887870 Lonely Planet Switzerland   914.94 LON 566  
63 2889954 Eyewitness travel guides. Portugal   914.69 EYE 564  
64 2806511 HKCEE. English language Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority 371.27 HON 564 (2)
65 2565683 Lonely Planet Spain   914.6 LON 558  
66 2863721 Lonely Planet Norway   914.81 LON 553  
67 3456544 Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy Sandberg, Sheryl 155.937092 SAN 553  
68 3478291 Barron's essential words for the TOEFL : test of English as a foreign language Matthiesen, Steven J. 428.3076 MAT 548 (1)
69 3483019 How to study law   340.07 HOW 546 (1)
70 3196783 More common English errors in Hong Kong Bunton, David 428.3 BUN 544  
71 3475252 Read & think French   448.24 REA 542 (1)
72 3372918 Spanish in 30 days : course book Konigbauer, Carmen R. de. 468.24 KON 542  
73 3106127 Lonely Planet discover Australia   919.4 LON 540  
75 2568101 Lonely Planet Tokyo   915.2135 LON 539  
74 3191572 Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking Cain, Susan 137.3 CAI 539  
76 3173010 Steve Jobs Isaacson, Walter 621.39092 JOB 539 (1)
77 2605156 Advanced grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English ; with answers Hewings, Martin 428.24 HEW 536  
78 2794802 Eyewitness travel guides. Canada   917.1 EYE 532  
79 3484009 International financial reporting : a practical guide Melville, Alan 657.3 MEL 532 (1)
80 2813310 The rough guide. New Zealand   919.31 ROU 529  
81 3449536 Homo deus : a brief history of tomorrow Harari, Yuval N. 909.83 HAR 528 (1)
82 2852258 Lonely Planet Vancouver   917.1133 LON 522  
84 3221006 English grammar today : an A-Z of spoken and written grammar   428.24 ENG 521  
83 2565620 Lonely Planet Western Europe   914 LON 521  
85 3393023 Lonely Planet Europe   914 LON 520  
86 2890018 Eyewitness travel guides. Prague   914.37 EYE 516  
87 2820462 Eyewitness travel. Italy   914.5 EYE 512  
88 2389334 Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring   918 LON 500  
89 2912274 Outliers : the story of success Gladwell, Malcolm 302 GLA 500 (1)
90 926745 Lonely Planet France   914.4 LON 499  
91 3372897 German in 30 days : course book Beck, Angelika 438.24 BEC 498  
92 2706940 Eyewitness travel guides. London   914.21 EYE 496  
93 2777930 Lonely Planet China   915.1 LON 496  
94 3483383 Financial accounting and reporting Elliott, Barry 657 ELL 494 (1)
95 3158155 Lonely Planet discover New Zealand   919.31 LON 494  
98 3469051 Academic vocabulary in use : vocabulary reference and practice : self-study and classroom use McCarthy, Michael 428.24 MACC 493  
96 2707057 DK eyewitness travel. Top 10 London   914.21 DKE 493  
97 2798767 Eyewitness travel. New Zealand   919.31 EYE 493  
99 1948302 Lonely Planet city guide. Moscow   914.731 LON 492  
100 3440595 The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds Lewis, Michael (Michael M.) 612.8233 LEW 492  

 

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.