Ever wondered who is the most frequently read author at Jesmond Library? Or which book is most frequently loaned?

Wonder no more. The data for the year to 31st March 2019 has been analysed, the numbers crunched, and the results are now in. 

The winners are…

Most popular authors:

Mari Hannah (photo by A James)

Mari Hannah 

Lee Child

Ann Cleeves

Ian McEwan

John Grisham

Adult Fiction – top 6 books:

Top adult fiction

Warlight, Michael Ondaatje 

Clock Dance, Anne Tyler 

Dark Pines, Will Dean 

An Unsuitable Match, Joanne Trollope 

The Darkness, Ragnar Jonasson 

The Librarian, Sally Vickers

Non-Fiction – top 5:

Top non-fiction

12 Rules For Life: an antidote for chaos, Jordan B Peterson 

The Diet Myth: The real science behind what we eat, Tim Spector 

The Growth Delusion: why economists are getting it wrong and what we can do about it, David Pilling 

Change Your Mood With Aromatherapy, Denise Whichello Brown 

Complete Illustrated Guide to Chinese Medicine, Tom Williams 


And from the junior section of our library:

Most borrowed Children’s books

Top children’s book

Hippo Has A Hat, Julia Donaldson

Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Michael Rosen

Alien Adventures

Where’s Wally? The Fantastic Journey, Martin Hanford

The Bad Tempered Ladybird, Eric Carle

Favourite Authors – children’s books

Daisy Meadows

Daisy Meadows

Julia Donaldson

Jean Adamson

Mick Inkpen

Francesca Simon