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Monday, 11 April 2011


Now that more and more public libraries (hands off, Tory gits) are offering eBook lending, the following list is a useful gauge of current public taste:

Ebook retail and library service provider OverDrive has released a list of the most borrowed ebooks from UK libraries for February 2011.

The list covers books checked out and on a waiting lists at libraries using OverDrive’s fulfilment service.

Books loaned by libraries can be read on any ePub/Adobe DRM compatible device any on a number of apps for tablets and smartphones.

They cannot be read on Amazon’s Kindle or Apple’s iBooks which use their own proprietary DRM.
To see if your library is a member of the OverDrive network, visit
Adult Fiction
1. A Tiny Bit Marvellous, by Dawn French
2. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
3. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
4. The Alchemist’s Secret, by Scott Mariani
5. The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson
6. The Brightest Star in the Sky, by Marian Keyes
7. Heresy, by S. J. Parris
8. Hot Ice, by Nora Roberts
9. Homecoming, by Cathy Kelly
10. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
Adult Nonfiction
1. The Fry Chronicles, by Stephen Fry
2. Life and Laughing, by Michael McIntyre
3. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
4. It’s Not What You Think, by Chris Evans
5. Memoirs of a Fruitcake, by Chris Evans
6. Tickling the English, by Dara O’Briain
7. Agent Zigzag, by Ben Macintyre
8. How Hard Can It Be?, by Jeremy Clarkson
9. The Third Man, by Peter Mandelson
10. 3,096 Days, by Natascha Kampusch
Juvenile Fiction
1. Glass Houses, by Rachel Caine
2. The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
3. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
4. Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead
5. The Dead Girls’ Dance, by Rachel Caine
6. Midnight Alley, by Rachel Caine
7. Angel, by L. A. Weatherly
8. Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz
9. Point Blanc, by Anthony Horowitz
10. The Titan’s Curse, by Rick Riordan
Juvenile Nonfiction
1. Red Scarf Girl, by Ji-li Jiang
2. Harper Lee, by Andrew Haggerty
3. Gladiator, by Simon Scarrow
4. The Children’s Baking Book, by Dorling Kindersley
5. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the World of Harry Potter, by Tere Stouffer
6. First Aid Manual 9th Edition, by British Red Cross Society
7. Anne Frank and Children of the Holocaust, by Carol Ann Lee
8. Dear Nobody, by Berlie Doherty
9. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson
10. Henry, by David Starkey

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