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Australia's most borrowed library books of 2019

7/04/2020 4:57 PM
Australia's most borrowed library books of 2019

To celebrate Library and Information Week 2019 Civica and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), have released a comprehensive list of Australia and New Zealand’s most borrowed library books in 2019.

2019 Civica Libraries Index reveals seven of the top 20 titles are set to be adapted to films or television series, with stories authored by Australians becoming increasingly popular choices for adaptations, both locally and globally.This includes Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers (#20) and Truly Madly Guilty (#18), both to become television series, and Jane Harper’s debut hit The Dry (#7) to be turned into a movie. 

At the top of this year’s list is Lee Child’s newest Jack Reacher novel, The Midnight Line, which depicts a journey for justice, beating Child’s own Night School, which slipped one place from its top rank in 2018. The Jack Reacher series has already been released on the big screen by Paramount Pictures, with Tom Cruise starring as the ex-US army major, and is set to be developed into a brand-new television series.  

Already on our screens, Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying (#8) most borrowed in Non-Fiction) became a cultural phenomenon through the Netflix series of the same name. Crazy Rich Asiansthe book that was the basis of the blockbuster hit, featured in the ACT Libraries’ most borrowed fiction at #20.

See the full lists below: