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Monday, 8 February 2016

County libraries announce the most popular titles

Among those with
most top 100 titles:
Peter Robinson.
The most popular books for North Yorkshire libraries users have been unveiled. Lee Child's Personal secured the number one slot with Yorkshire-born Peter Robinson second with Abattoir Blues. 

Robinson was among a small group of authors with the most titles in the Top 100.

The total number of books borrowed from North Yorkshire libraries in 2014/15 was more than 2,443,500.

The top ten titles:

1. Personal by Lee Child
2. Abattoir Blues by Peter Robinson
3. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
5. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
6. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
7. Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer
8. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
9. The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
10. The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriquez

Among the authors with most titles in the top 100 are Yorkshire-born Peter Robinson and James Patterson, each with five, and Ann Cleeves, Jo Nesbo, Michael Connelly, Robert Galbraith and Santa Montefiore, each with three.

County councillor Chris Metcalfe, executive member for library and information services, said the county council was pleased with what it regarded as health borrowing numbers and would be maintaining the £850,0000 amount of investment in its stock,.

In 2014/15, more than 56,500 e-books were issued. In January this year, the library service saw more people sign up as e-book users and more active users than ever before and issued the 150,000th e-book since the launch of the service in 2010.

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