PLR’s Most Borrowed 2013/14

For the eighth year running, James Patterson has retained his crown as the Most Borrowed Author in UK libraries.



No fewer than thirteen books by US thriller writer Patterson also appear in the UK’s Top 100 Most Borrowed Titles list, according to data released this month by Public Lending Right (PLR)

Patterson also once again topped the “millionaires” chart, clocking up over 1 million loans in 2013/2014. Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series maintained its popularity, taking four out of the top five titles in the Most Borrowed Children’s Titles list.

Most Borrowed Authors: 2013/14 (2012/13 position in brackets)

  1. James Patterson (1)
  2. Daisy Meadows (2)
  3. Julia Donaldson (3)
  4. Francesca Simon (4)
  5. M C Beaton (7)
  6. Adam Blade (8)
  7. Jacqueline Wilson (5)
  8. Nora Roberts (6)
  9. Lee Child (12)
  10. Roald Dahl (14)

Most Borrowed Titles: 2013/14

  1. Inferno by Dan Brown
  2. Never Go Back by Lee Child
  3. A Wanted Man by Lee Child
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  5. Private Down Under by James Patterson and Michael White
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
  7. Six Years by Harlan Coben
  8. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson
  9. Mistress by James Patterson and David Ellis
  10. The Dying Hours by Mark Billingham

The full list of all the PLR Most Borrowed categories can be found here