What were the most popular books of 2016 at Orange City Library?

BEST READS: Orange City librarian Sean Brady with some of our most popular books of the year, including the thriller 'The Girl On The Train'. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 0106pbtop1

BEST READS: Orange City librarian Sean Brady with some of our most popular books of the year, including the thriller 'The Girl On The Train'. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 0106pbtop1

Orange loves its thrillers, mysteries and romances.

The list of the top 10 fiction books borrowed from the Orange City Library in 2016 shows we love a gripping suspense, a choice murder-mystery and the odd juicy love story.

Librarian Sean Brady said fiction books were the most borrowed out of the more than 80,000 items in the library collection.

“Clive Cussler, James Patterson, crime, mystery, some romance, they are popular,” he said.

Patterson’s ‘Now You See Her’ was the sixth most popular book borrowed in Orange.

Mr Brady said Australian authors were sought after and we love award winners.

“When the Miles Franklin award comes out, whoever wins that is popular,” he said.

The most sought-after book of 2016 was ‘The Girl On The Train’ by Paula Hawkins, which also topped most-popular lists around the country and overseas.

Library reading and writing co-ordinator Jasmine Vidler said the book, which was made into a movie that premiered in December, was a “fast-paced thriller.”

A similar-themed book, also made into a movie, was ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn, which was the second most-borrowed book.

“It’s the story of a missing wife told from her point of view and her husband’s. It is another fast-paced gripping read.”

Lee Child’s ‘Make Me’ was third with ‘The Rosie Project’ by Graeme Simsion the most popular love story to be borrowed in Orange in fourth place.

Ms Vidler said the library would be hosting a crime writing festival on July 9 at the Hotel Canobolas featuring several top authors.

If you want to borrow any of these books get in quick as the Orange library will be closed from January 25 to February 20 for renovations. 

MOST BORROWED BOOKS OF 2016

Fiction:

  1. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  3. Make Me by Lee Child
  4. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  5. Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
  6. Now You See Her by James Patterson
  7. The Black Box by Michael Connelly
  8. Mightier Than The Sword by Jeffrey Archer
  9. Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer
  10. The Liar by Nora Roberts
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