FOI reveals top 10 most loaned library books in Northamptonshire

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Adult fiction books topped the polls in Northamptonshire’s top ten most loaned library books of 2017, including three crime novels.

Travel book, Bill Bryson's Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island ranked as the number one most borrowed library book in the county this year, with 589 issues of the paperback.

It beat fiction novel, Judith Allnatt's Silk Factory into second place, which was loaned 548 times this year, an FOI submitted by this newspaper revealed.

Overall the 2017 top ten shows a return to form for more adult fiction - with crime thrillers occupying three of the top ten places and humourous fiction including sagas Extraordinary life of Frank Derrick, age 81, by J.B Morrison.

1) Bill Bryson - Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island - 589 issues

2) Judith Allnatt - Silk Factory - 548 issues

3) Lies within: shocking, page-turning crime thrill Jane Isaac 9 Adult fiction - 535

4) Joanna Cannon - Trouble with Goats and Sheep - 463 issues

5) Sarah Perry - Essex Serpent - 459 issues

6) Ali McNamara - Letters from Lighthouse Cottage - 442 issues

7) Penny Parkes - Out of Practice - 442 issues

8) J.B Morrison - Extraordinary life of Frank Derrick, age 81 - 423 issues

9) Jane Corry - My husband's wife - 423 issues

10) Ian Rankin - Even dogs in the wild - 418 issues