You have read your way through another year Boroondara!

Our community loves Australian literary fiction, followed closely by a good crime thriller and is always willing to try new authors. Here are the adult fiction books you borrowed the most last year with a grand total of 27,120 loans, smashing last year's total of 22,886.   

Liane Moriarty continues to be one of your favourite authors with Nine perfect strangers* topping the list at 1,361 loans, and fellow Australian author, Jane Harper also performing very well. Debut author Trent Dalton has captivated readers with Boy swallows universe and Joanna Nell has delighted with her first novel, The single ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village. 

Perennial favourite, Lee Child was the most read author once again with 7 books on the list whilst fellow crime writers, John Grisham and Michael Connelly tied with four titles each. The testamentsMargaret Atwood's long awaited sequel to The handmaid's tale* was very popular, as was The children act* by Ian McEwan which always rates well. 

So settle into your summer reading with the books that your friends and neighbours have loved.

Boroondara Hottest 100 adult fiction titles of 2019

To reserve a book, click the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation. Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available from our eBook collection.

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