Most popular items for adults 2012

What are the most popular items at Christchurch City Libraries? In an attempt to find out the answer, our staff have compiled reports on the most popular adult, children’s, young adult, e–audiobook and e–book titles.

Popularity has been calculated by the number of holds placed in 2012.

  1. Cover of 50 shades of greyFifty Shades of Grey E L James
  2. A Wanted Man Lee Child
  3. The Official New Zealand Road Code NZ Transport Agency
  4. The Casual Vacancy J K Rowling
  5. Lone Wolf Jodi Picoult
  6. A Week in Winter Maeve Binchy
  7. A Game of Thrones George R R Martin
  8. The Promise Lesley Pearce
  9. The Mystery of Mercy Close Marian Keyes
  10. The Racketeer John Grisham
  11. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Rachel Joyce
  12. The Last Boyfriend Nora Roberts
  13. Bring up the Bodies Hilary Mantel
  14. The Forgotten David G Baldacci
  15. The Sins of the Father Jeffrey Archer
  16. The Soldier's Wife Joanna Trollope
  17. Cover of Richie McCawThe Open Side Richie McCaw
  18. Rushing Woman's Syndrome Libby Weaver
  19. Simple Pleasures of the Free Range Cook Annabel Langbein
  20. Winter of the World Ken Follett
  21. The Black Box Micahel Connelly
  22. The Witness Nora Roberts
  23. Bones are Forever Kathy Reichs
  24. The Innocent David G Baldacci
  25. The House on Willow Street Cathy Kelly
  26. Jack of Diamonds Bryce Courtenay
  27. Private Games James Patterson
  28. Standing in Another Man's Grave Ian Rankin
  29. The Perfect Hope Nora Roberts
  30. Fifity Shades Darker E L James
  31. Worth dying for Lee Child
  32. High Country Woman: My Life on Rees valley Station Iris Scott
  33. Cover of Call the midwifeCall the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s Jennifer Worth
  34. After Cleo Helen Brown
  35. Capital John Lancaster
  36. NYPD Red James Patterson
  37. Last to Die Tess Gerritsen
  38. The Forrests Emily Perkins
  39. 11th Hour James Patterson
  40. Phantom Jo Nesbo
  41. The Official New Zealand Road Code for Heavy Vehicle Drivers Glenn Donovan
  42. Me Before You Jojo Moyes
  43. The Search for Anne Perry Joanne Drayton
  44. The Secret Keeper Kate Morton
  45. The Vanishing Point Val McDermid
  46. Sweet Tooth Ian McEwan
  47. The Bone Bed Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  48. Private Oz James Patterson
  49. Accidentally Overweight: Solve your Weight Loss Puzzle Libby Weaver
  50. Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
  51. I, Michael Bennett James Patterson
  52. Cover of A wife on Gorge RiverA Wife on Gorge River Catherine Stewart
  53. The Bat Jo Nesbo
  54. Delusion in Death J D Robb
  55. Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel
  56. Guilty Wives A Novel James Patterson
  57. Is It Just Me? Miranda Hart
  58. Trapped: Remarkable Stories of Survival from the 2011 Canterbury Earthquake Martin Van Beynen
  59. Fifty Shades Freed E L James
  60. Children of Liberty Paullina Simons
  61. When in Rome Nicky Pellegrino
  62. Believing the Lie Elizabeth George
  63. Private #1 Suspect: a Novel James Patterson
  64. Losing You Susan Lewis
  65. The Sins of the Mother: A Novel Danielle Steele
  66. The Winter Rose Jennifer Donnelly
  67. Sweet Poison: Why Sugar Makes Us Fat David Gillespie
  68. Zoo James Patterson
  69. Graham Henry: Final Word Bob Howitt
  70. Red Mist Patricia Daniel Cornwell
  71. Rod: The Autobiography Rod Stewart
  72. Cover of So brilliantly cleverSo Brilliantly Clever: Parker, Hulme and the Murder that Shocked the world Peter Graham
  73. No Child of Mine Susan Lewis
  74. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson
  75. Treats from Little and Friday Kim Evans
  76. Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the Raj Anne De Courcy
  77. Low Pressure Sandra Brown
  78. Death Comes to Pemberley P D James
  79. A Clash of Kings: Book 2 of a Song of Ice and Fire George R R Martin
  80. A Possible Life: A Novel in 5 Parts Sebastian Faulks
  81. The Affair Lee Child
  82. The Girl You Left Behind Jojo Moyes
  83. The House of Memories Monica McInerney
  84. The Patchwork Marriage Jane Green
  85. That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor Anne Sebba
  86. The Next Always Nora Roberts
  87. Celebrity in Death J D Robb
  88. Double Happiness: How Bullshit Works Joe Bennett
  89. Backlash Lynda La Plante
  90. My French Affair: How a Kiwi Woman Found her Joie De Vivre Amanda Taylor–Ace
  91. River Cottage Veg Every Day Hugh Fearney–Whittingstall
  92. Betrayal Danielle Steel
  93. Stay Close Harlan Coben
  94. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain Barbara Arrowsmith–Young
  95. The Help Kathryn Stockett
  96. I've Got Your Number Sophie Kinsella
  97. Criminal Karin Slaughter
  98. Flight Behaviour: A Novel Barbara Kingsolver
  99. Friends Forever Danielle Steel
  100. The Life Martina Cole

See more annual lists of popular titles.

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