Australia’s Most Borrowed Young Adult Books

Australia’s Most Borrowed Young Adult Books

One thing is very clear – Australian teens love reading dystopian fantasy YA!

Last week Civica, Australia’s leading provider of library information, collection, management and library staffing solutions, partnering with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), released their list of the books young Australians across the country have been requesting and devouring from our libraries for the first quarter of 2016.

All three titles from Veronicas Roth’s ‘Divergent’ series make the list, with Divergent itself at the number one spot. Then there’s the entire Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, and the first books in ‘The Maze Runner’ series. All of these series have also recently been turned into massively successful blockbuster movies, which may help explain why they’re so frequently borrowed. And if you’ve read the first one in any of these series, you’ll know that you better request the second (and third) titles right away so you’re not stuck on a cliffhanger!

The odd one out is John Green’s bestselling YA romance The Fault in Our Stars, but like the other books on the list, it too has been a recent smash hit movie.

You can click on the covers below for more information, and click here to see the Children’s list!

Australia’s most borrowed young adult books:

  • Divergent (Veronica Roth)
  • The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
  • The Maze Runner (James Dashner)
  • Allegiant (Veronica Roth)
  • Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
  • Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
  • Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
  • The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
  • The Scorch Trials (James Dashner)
  • The Death Cure (James Dashner)


Click here to see what the adults have been borrowing too!

What’s your child been borrowing (and renewing) so far this year? Let us know in the comments.


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