Archive for February 6th, 2009

Crime and thriller books top the latest list of  ‘most borrowed books from Scottish libraries*:


1. The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin

2. The Overlook by Michael Connelly

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

4. At Risk by Patricia Cornwell

5. Cross by James Patterson

6. Judge and Jury by James Patterson & Andrew Gross

7. The Quickie by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

8. Death’s Door by Quintin Jardine

9. Echo Park by Michael Connelly

10. The 6th Target by James Patterson

Nice to get a snapshot of library borrowing habits like this.  And the BBC report makes an interesting observation, suggesting that Scottish borrowers would rather make their own borrowing decisions than listen to the likes of Richard & Judy…

If you fancy comparing and contrasting the nation’s book borrowing habits, then check out Scotland’s top 100 herethe UK’s top 100  here or the full list here.

List compiled by Public Lending Right (period: July 2007 to June 2008)

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