Topic: The Top 21: Tauranga City Libraries Most Issued Books in 2015

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What was the most popular book borrowed from Tauranga City Libraries in 2015? This page lists the top 21 books overall, along with the top 21 children's picture books and adult fiction.

The list is dominated by children's author Jeff Kinney who has eight titles in the top 21 books issued by Tauranga City Libraries in 2015. Titles from his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series took out the top four spots. With more than one title in the Top 21 are fellow children’s authors Geronimo Stilton, Andy Griffiths and Lynley Dodd. New Zealand author Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries also makes it into the Top 21 list.

Tauranga City Libraries Five Most Issued Books in 2015

The top five issued books for 2015.

The Top 21 Issued Books for 2015:

  • 1.    Diary of a wimpy kid: the last straw by Jeff Kinney TOTAL:523
  • 2.    Diary of a wimpy kid: Greg Heffley's journal by Jeff Kinney TOTAL:480
  • 3.    Diary of a wimpy kid: Cabin fever by Jeff Kinney TOTAL:458
  • 4.    Diary of a wimpy kid: Hard luck by Jeff Kinney TOTAL:425
  • 5.    Never go back by Lee Child TOTAL:410
  • 6.    Diary of a wimpy kid: The ugly truth by Jeff Kinney TOTAL:379
  • 7.    The 26-storey treehouse by Andy Griffiths TOTAL:364
  • 8.    Diary of a wimpy kid: The third wheel by Jeff Kinney TOTAL:344
  • 9.    The fault in our stars by John Green TOTAL:339
  • 10.  The 39-storey treehouse by Andy GriffithsTOTAL:331
  • 11.  Slinky Malinki, early bird by Lynley Dodd TOTAL:327
  • 12.  The hunger games by Suzanne Collins TOTAL:321
  • 13.  The BFG by Roald Dahl TOTAL:305
  • 14.  Red pizzas for a blue Count by Geronimo Stilton TOTAL:300
  • 15.  The search for sunken treasure by Geronimo Stilton TOTAL:299
  • 16.  Diary of a wimpy kid. Dog days by Jeff Kinney TOTAL:284
  • 17.  The smallest turtle by Lynley Dodd TOTAL:282
  • 18.  Guinness world records 2015 / [editor-in-chief, Craig Glenday] TOTAL:280
  • 19= Save the white whale! by Geronimo Stilton TOTAL:279
  • 19= Diary of a wimpy kid: Roderick rules by Jeff Kinney TOTAL:279
  • 20.  Divergent by Veronica Roth TOTAL:274
  • 21.  The luminaries by Eleanor Catton TOTAL:273

Authors in The Top 21 for 2015:

  • Jeff Kinney (8 titles)
  • Geronimo Stilton (3 titles)
  • Andy Griffiths (2 titles)
  • Lynley Dodd (2 titles)
  • Lee Child (1 title)
  • John Green (1 title)
  • Suzanne Collins (1 title)
  • Roald Dahl (1 title)
  • Craig Glenday (1 title)
  • Veronica Roth (1 title)
  • Eleanor Catton (1 title)

The busiest day in the library in 2015 was over Easter. On Tuesday 7th April 1951 people used the library, followed by 1833 people the following day. 

The Top 21 Adult Fiction Books for 2015:

  • 1.  Never go back by Lee Child                                      
  • 2.  The luminaries by Eleanor Catton                                   
  • 3.  61 hours : a Reacher novel by Lee Child                            
  • 4.  Worth dying for by Lee Child                                        
  • 5.  The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins                             
  • 6.  Gone girl by Gillian Flynn                                         
  • 7.  Personal by Lee Child                                              
  • 8.  A week in winter by Maeve Binchy                                    
  • 9.  The storyteller by Jodi Picoult                                    
  • 10.Nothing to lose by Lee Child                                       
  • 11.Once in a lifetime by Cathy Kelly                                  
  • 12.Forgive me by Lesley Pearse                                        
  • 13.Lone wolf by a novel by Jodi Picoult                               
  • 14.Say you're sorry by Michael Robotham                               
  • 15.The perfect hope by Nora Roberts                                   
  • 16.Leaving time by Jodi Picoult                                       
  • 17.The drop by Michael Connelly    
  • 18.Sing you home by a novel by Jodi Picoult                           
  • 19.Me before you by JoJo Moyes                                   
  • 20.The one plus one by Jojo Moyes
  • 21. The hidden child by Camilla Lackberg                              

The Top Adult Fiction Books were dominated by Lee Child with five titles, followed by Jodi Picoult with four.

The Top 21 Adult Non-Fiction Books for 2015:

  • 1. The official New Zealand road code [2015/16]
  • 2. The free range cook : accompanying the tv series by Annabel Langbein
  • 3. The dwarf who moved by Peter Williams
  • 4. Rushing woman's syndrome by Libby Weaver
  • 5. Free range in the city by Annabel Langbein                         
  • 6. Jamie's 30 minute meals by Jamie Oliver
  • 7. 15-minute meals by Jamie Oliver                                    
  • 8. Guinness world records 2015
  • 9. I quit sugar : your complete 8-week detox program and cookbook by Sarah Wilson
  • 10. I quit sugar for life by Sarah Wilson
  • 11. Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver                                                  
  • 12. Through the seasons : the free range cook by Annabel Langbein      
  • 13. Accidentally overweight : solve your weight loss puzzle by Libby Weaver  
  • 14. Historical review : Bay of Plenty journal of history              
  • 15. The official New Zealand road code for heavy vehicle drivers
  • 16. Feed the family for $15 or less by Sophie Gray                      
  • 17. The magic by Rhonda Byrne                                          
  • 18. 100 tasty $10 meals : 100 meals costing less than $10 each by Sophie Gray 
  • 19. Dr Libby's beauty from the inside out : enhance the gifts nature by Libby Weaver 
  • 20. Slow : mouth-watering recipes for the slow cooker & crock pot by Allyson Gofton   
  • 21. The railway man by Eric Lomax              

The Top 21 Children's Picture Books for 2015:

  • 1.  Slinky Malinki, early bird by Lynley Dodd                            
  • 2.  Maisy goes to hospital by Lucy Cousins                            
  • 3.  The smallest turtle by Lynley Dodd                                   
  • 4.  Hairy Maclary's bone by Lynley Dodd                                  
  • 5.  Hairy Maclary's rumpus at the vet by Lynley Dodd                     
  • 6.  Hairy Maclary, shoo by Lynley Dodd                                   
  • 7.  Hairy Maclary's caterwaul caper by Lynley Dodd                                    
  • 8.  Schnitzel von Krumm forget-me-not by Lynley Dodd                     
  • 9.  Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd                  
  • 10.Hairy Maclary's showbusiness by Lynley Dodd                          
  • 11.The ballet class by Adèle Geras                                             
  • 12.Hairy Maclary's hat tricks by Lynley Dodd                            
  • 13.Maisy goes to the city by Lucy Cousins                               
  • 14.James Mayhew presents Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella by James Mayhew
  • 15.But excuse me, that is my book by Lauren Child                       
  • 16.Hairy Maclary scattercat by Lynley Dodd                              
  • 17.Charlie Cook's favourite book by Julie Donaldson    
  • 18.The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle                            
  • 19.Schnitzel von Krumm's basketwork by Lynley Dodd                      
  • 20.Roadworks by Sally Sutton
  • 21.Peppa Pig and the vegetable garden by Neville Astley

Perennial favourite in the Children's Picture Books was much loved Tauranga author Lynley Dodd with 12 books in the Top 21.

The Top 21 Children's Non-Fiction Books for 2015:

  • 1. Standing small : a celebration of 30 years of the LEGO minifigure  
  • 2. The LEGO ideas book : you can build anything!
  • 3. Where's Wally? : in Hollywood by Martin Handford                    
  • 4. Where's Wally? by Martin Handford                                  
  • 5. My little pony / illustrated by Lyn Fletcher                      
  • 6. Guinness world records 2015
  • 7. Where's Wally now? by Martin Handford                              
  • 8. Where's Wally? : the fantastic journey by Martin Handford          
  • 9. Where's Wally? : the wonder book by Martin Handford                
  • 10. LEGO Star wars : the visual dictionary by written by Simon Beecroft  
  • 11. Guinness world records 2014 by editor-in-chief, Craig Glenday      
  • 12. The incredible paper chase by by Martin Handford                   
  • 13. The LEGO adventure book. [Vol. 1], Cars, castles, dinosaurs & monsters
  • 14. The LEGO adventure book. Volume 2, Spaceships, pirates, dragons   
  • 15. The LEGO book by Daniel Lipkowitz                       
  • 16. The Lego movie : the essential guide by written by Hannah Dolan    
  • 17. Guinness world records 2013
  • 18. Star Wars, the clone wars : incredible vehicles
  • 19. Mysteries of the Jedi by Elizabeth Dowsett and Shari Last
  • 20. Minecraft : Construction handbook by Matthew Needler and Phil Southam
  • 21. Disney Mickey Mouse & friends 

 

See also: 'Wimpy Kid' series takes out top four spots by Kim Fulton (Bay of Plenty Times, 16 January 2016).

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The Top 21: Tauranga City Libraries Most Issued Books in 2015


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