Revealed: Surrey Libraries’ list of most borrowed books in 2016

The most popular book has been checked out 510 times so far this year

Cover of the Paula Hawkins book 'The Girl on the Train

SURREY — Surrey Libraries has flipped open a top-10 list of adult fiction books borrowed most often from its branches in 2016.

Paula Hawkins’ “The Girl on the Train” tops the list, followed by a J.K. Rowling favourite.

“The list was based upon a query to the statistics tables on our circulation database,” explained Jim Walsh, Manager of Information Technology for Surrey Libraries.

“We reported the annual circulation of all adult fiction titles with more than 30 checkouts this year and sorted the list in descending order of number of checkouts to find the top titles.

“The most-borrowed title, ‘The Girl on the Train,’ has been checked out 510 times so far in 2016. ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a very close second at 506 checkouts to date.”

Here’s the list:

1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 and 2 by J.K. Rowling

3. Rogue lawyer by John Grisham

4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

5. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

6. The Crossing: a novel by Michael Connelly

7. All the light we cannot see: a novel by Anthony Doerr

8. Make Me: a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child

9. Cometh the hour by Jeffrey Archer

10. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

 

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