Who’s reading what in Telford

Bed by David Whitehouse was the most borrowed book in Telford and Wrekin’s libraries during 2014/15 it was revealed. British authors are hugely popular in the region with nine of the Top 10 Most Borrowed Books being by home-grown authors.

Data released by the Public Lending Right (PLR) office shows exactly which books and authors proved most popular with library borrowers.

David Whitehouse commented: “PLR makes the often difficult life of a writer less difficult, while reminding us when we most need it that the heart of British libraries is still beating and should be tended to, not neglected. Finding out that my book was the most borrowed in Telford and Wrekin confirms what I had long suspected… that the people of Telford and Wrekin are the wisest and most beautiful in all the land.”

US thriller writer James Patterson was today revealed as the Most Borrowed Author in libraries across the UK as a whole for the ninth year running.

The list in full:

TOP 10 LIBRARY BOOKS: TELFORD AND WREKIN

1. Bed – David Whitehouse

2. Never Go Back – Lee Child

3. That’s Not My Piglet – Fiona Watt & Rachel Wells

4. Dinosaur Doo – Andrew Weale & Joelle Dreidemy

5. Diamond – Jacqueline Wilson & Nick Sharratt

6. A Wanted Man – Lee Child

7. Waiting for Wednesday – Nicci French

8. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates – Liz Pichon

9. This Matter of Marriage – Debbie Macomber

10. Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy – Francesca Simon & Tony Ross

TOP 10 LIBRARY BOOKS: UK OVERALL

1. Personal – Lee Child

2. Never Go Back – Lee Child

3. Abattoir Blues – Peter Robinson

4. The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith

5. Invisible – James Patterson

6. Unlucky 13 – James Patterson

7. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

8. Want You Dead – Peter James

9. Be Careful What You Wish For – Jeffrey Archer

10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney

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