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Here are the top 10 borrowed books in 2021


It’s the end of 2021 and the perfect time to look back and reflect on the year that has been. And oh, what a year! While it had ups and downs, 2021 also proved to be an excellent time to borrow from your local library and settle into a good book.

Here we look at the most borrowed books of 2021 to ensure you didn’t miss the most loved items from our shelves. We’ve compiled book lists from across the Geelong Regional Libraries' network this year of our most popular titles. Below you’ll find our top 10 fiction and non-fiction reads.

Top 10 Adult Fiction

  1. Survivors by Jane Harper
  2. Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
  3. Sentinel by Lee Child
  4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Deila Owens
  5. Fair Warning by Michael Connelly
  6. Win by Harlan Coben
  7. All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton
  8. Honeybee by Craig Silvey
  9. Godmothers by Monica McInerney
  10. Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

Top 10 Adult Non-fiction

  1. Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku
  2. Phosphorescence by Julia Baird
  3. The Resilience Project by Hugh Van Cuylenburg
  4. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
  5. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  6. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  7. Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch
  8. Promised Land by Barack Obama
  9. Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump
  10. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

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