YPRL Top Reads of 2019

We all love a list, especially if it's the 'Top 10' variety. And who doesn't love a bit of inside intel into the reading habits of others? (we know we do!)

To celebrate a fantastic 2019 at YPRL, and all of our borrowers, we've put together these YPRL Top Reads of 2019 lists, giving you a little bit of insight into the reading trends of our community.

1. First up we take a look at the Top 10 Fiction books borrowed from YPRL in 2019. With Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker coming it at number one, and Liane Moriarty taking out three of the top spots, alongside fellow Australian author Jane Harper with her page-turning debut The Dry, the Aussies are well represented this year!

The Dressmaker

2. Next, we take a look at the Top 10 Non-Fiction books borrowed from YPRL in 2019. Books covering everything from financial astuteness (The Barefoot Investor), to healthy eating (In Season), to tidying up (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up) are featured in this list.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

3. And for those who like to listen to their books, we have taken a look at the Top 10 Audiobooks borrowed from YPRL in 2019. Mysteries and crime novels take the lead in this list, with most YPRL audiobook borrowers preferring plot-driven crime.

Earthly Delights

4. In YA this year, comics have dominated taking all ten spots on the Top 10 YA Fiction list. Old favourites like Spider-Man and Batman make an appearance, as do newer serials Tokyo Ghoul and Assassination Classroom.

Tokyo Ghoul

5. Just like YA, our Top 10 Junior Fiction list was conquered by comics this year with many of the well-know classics represented (Garfield, The Simpsons, Tintin, Pokemon).


At the end of each year, we like to take a look at the top borrowed books at each of the YPRL Branches. While there is some consistency among the titles appearing on each list, for the most part each branch has a unique Top 10, showing that while we are one YPRL, we are made up of many communities with different borrowing habits!

Take a look and see for yourself:




Diamond Valley



Mill Park



We hope you've enjoyed these lists as much as we have! 

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