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Top Ten Most Popular Book Titles 2021

The Top Ten Most Borrowed Books from Cluny Library

As we start a new calendar, we thought it might be nice to revisit the most popular books here in the library.

We have hundreds of titles available here in the library for students and staff to borrow, but like all things, some books are more popular than others! With that in mind, the following are our most borrowed books. Broken into headings, we have included some information about each title and what you might like to try reading next if you enjoyed them.

Have you read any of these books? Let us know!

#10 Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman

Series: Noughts & Crosses, Book 2

Following on from the events of Noughts & Crosses, Jude’s life now rests on a knife’s edge. Sephy blames Jude for the injustices done to his family, but with her life on the line, which side will he choose?

Recommended Reading: Girl Missing by Sophie McKenzie and Scythe by Neal Shusterman.

#9 Class A by Robert Muchamore

Series: CHERUB, Book 2

When four CHERUB agents join a case to chase down Keith Moore, Europe’s biggest cocaine dealer, they are in for one of their most difficult cases yet. Infiltrating his gang in an attempt to find evidence against him when dozens of police officers have failed, may prove to be too much for them…

Recommended Reading: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer and Alex Rider by by Anthony Horowitz.

#8 The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore

Series: Lorien Legacies, Book 5

The fifth installation into the Lorien Legacies series. With the remaining heroes scattered across the globe, we follow each of their branching pathways as they build new connections and alliances. Will they succeed in preventing the full scale invasion of the Mogadorian before it is too late?

Recommended Reading: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve and The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

#7 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Set in South Carolina in 1964, Lily Owen’s life has been shaped by the death of her mother. Now being raised by her stand-in-mother Rosaleen who insults the three biggest racists in town, they escape to Tiburon, South Carolina. Introduced to the wonderful world of flowers and bees, Lily is about to discover a lot including the secrets of her mother.

Recommended Reading: The Help by Kathryn Stockett and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

#6 Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Series: Noughts & Crosses, Book 1

Sephy and Callum have been friends since they were children but know they can never be any more then that. Sephy is a cross, a member of the ruling class, and Calum is a Nought, a member of the lower society. They live in a world of racism and fear – both of which are only increasing. But what would happen if these two opposed sides were to fall in love? What if this love might lead them into terrible danger…

Recommended Reading: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

#5 Gone by Grant Michael

Series: Gone, Book 1

When every adult disappears from the world, teenagers are the only ones left trying to piece together what happened. With no TV, phones or internet working – they are truly left alone. What will happen this society as new order descends amongst the chaos and even more curious yet when some teenagers start to gain unlikely powers…

Recommended reading: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and Divergent by Veronica Roth.

#4 Gossip Girl: A Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar

Series: Gossip Girl, Book 1

The inspiration behind the multi-season spanning TV show, Gossip Girl follows the lives of New York City’s Upper East Side students. When S comes back from boarding school, everyone is on high alert. What will S do and what will they find out?

Recommended reading: Pretty Little Liars series by by Sara Shepard, Good Girls Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson.

#3  Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Leading what feels like a double life, Jamie wants nothing more to blend in. In school she is a blonde-Aussie but at home she is a Muslim Jamilah. Wanting to make friends but also hide her strict father’s rules, Jamie is left feeling torn.

Recommended reading: A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard.

#2 I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Allie Carter

Series: Gallagher Girls, Book 1

At Gallagher Academy, students aren’t just geniuses, they are also being trained as spies. Join Cammie, also known as the Chameleon, and her friends adventures as they train to become elite spies and join them on their adventures. Cammie might be a capable spy but even that doesn’t prepare her for falling in love.

Recommended reading: Heist Society by Ally Carter and Embassy Row by Ally Carter.

#1 The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Series: Summer, Book 1

“Every year, Isabel spends a perfect summer at her friends house.” Belly measures her years in summers and every summer she meets Conrad and Jeremiah who she has known for years. This year though, everything is different as both Conrad and Jeremiah notice her… and it will be a summer she never forgets.

Recommended reading: We were Liars by E. Lockhart and The Selection by Kiera Cass.

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