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Top Borrowed in 2021!

YPRL Staff

23 December, 2021

Borrowed from the Shelves

These popular books were HOT this year. We have multiple copies but none lasted on the shelves long. Clearly some authors and series are popular. It's great to see two female authors and some Aussies too! How many of these have you read?

Sentinel, Lee Child

Survivors, Jane Harper

Blue Moon , Lee Child

The Law of Innocence, Michael Connelly

Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens

Fair Warning, Michael Connelly

Daylight, David Baldacci

The Lost Man, Jane Harper

Walk the Wire, David Baldacci

The Dry, Jane Harper

Special Shout out to the only kids book in the Top 20 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid 14: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney.

eBooks for eNJOYMENT!

Library members can access eBooks through our website but also through the Libby and Borrow Box apps. Different books are available through the two different eBook providers. Find out more about them here.

Here are the top eBooks borrowed across these two platforms in 2021. They were borrowed between 324 and 172 times!

The Survivors, Jane Harper

Wife and the Widow, Christian White

Grown Ups, Marian Keyes

Scrublands, Chris Hammer

Grime and Punishment: Dog Man Series, Book 9, Dav Pilkey

The Dry, Jane Harper

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K Rowling

The Survivors, Jane Harper

The Duke and I: Bridgerton Series, Book 1, Julia Quinn

Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes

Awesome Audiobooks

Audiobooks - like eBooks - are provided through Borrow Box or Libby apps but are obviously more popular through Borrow Box since 8 out of the top 10 were from here. These titles were borrowed between 356 and 192 times! What a great mix of memoir, crime, humour, history and fiction. And who can resist Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter!

Good Turn, Dervla McTiernan

Becoming, Michelle Obama

488 Rules for Life, Kitty Flanagan

Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens

The Survivors, Jane Harper

The Duke and I: Bridgerton Series, Book 1, Julia Quinn

All Our Shimmering Skies, Trent Dalton

Your Own Kind of Girl, Clare Bowditch

Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone, J.K Rowling

Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton

Get Streaming!

Your library membership also gives you free access to streaming film, tv shows and documentaries on Kanopy - plus Kanopy Kids! Find out more here

Here are the top watched videos of 2021.

Alone, season 6



Catherine the Great 

The Phone Call


Book Club

How to be a Good Wife

Alone, season 1

Bobbie the Bear


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