What’s Australia’s Most Borrowed Fiction Book?

What’s Australia’s Most Borrowed Fiction Book?

It’s official, Australia – we love reading thrillers!

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 Australians across the country have been requesting and devouring from our libraries for the first quarter of 2016.

Many of the titles were ones you told us you loved in last year’s Top 100, so we’re not surprised they’ve been favourites at the libraries too. Paula Hawkins’ runaway bestseller The Girl on the Train tops the list, with Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl ranking high as well, clearly we can’t get enough of those page-turning psychological thrillers. Authors Lee Child and Michael Connolly each have multiple titles on the list, from their thrilling Jack Reacher and Harry Bosch series respectively – Lee Child’s books make up one fifth of the whole list!

Australian fiction is well represented too. Graeme Simsion’s two screwball romantic comedies featuring  Don Tillman, The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, have been hugely popular again this year, and Di Morrisey’s recent sweeping Australian saga The Road Back was a favourite for Australian readers.

You can click on the covers below for more information.

The most borrowed adult fiction titles were:

  • The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins, Black Swan)
  • Make Me (Lee Child, Bantam)
  • Personal (Lee Child, Bantam)
  • The Burning Room (Michael Connelly, A&U)
  • The Rosie Effect (Graeme Simsion, Text)
  • Never Go Back (Lee Child, Bantam)
  • The Rosie Project Graeme Simsion, Text)
  • Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn, Hachette)
  • The Road Back (Di Morrissey, Macmillan)
  • The Gods of Guilt (Michael Connelly, A&U)


 To learn more or check out the other lists, including Non-Fiction, Children and Young Adult, click here! 


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