Most popular non–fiction for adults 2013

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 fiction, non-fiction, childrens and young adult titles.

Popularity has been calculated by the number of holds placed in 2013.

  1. Cover of Dr Libby's real food chefThe Official New Zealand Road Code For Car Drivers David Hebden
  2. Dr Libby’s Real Food Chef Libby Weaver
  3. 15–Minute Meals Jamie Oliver
  4. Patched: The History Of Gangs In New ZealandJarrod Gilbert
  5. Rushing Woman’s Syndrome Libby Weaver
  6. Is It Just Me? Miranda Hart
  7. The Fast Diet Michael Mosley
  8. A History Of Silence: A Memoir Lloyd Jones
  9. I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8–Week Detox Program And Cookbook Sarah Wilson
  10. Musings From Middle AgeCover of Musings from middle age Kerre Woodham
  11. Accidentally Overweight: Solve Your Weight Loss Puzzle Libby Weaver
  12. A Bit Of What You Fancy Jo Seagar
  13. Bonkers: My Life In Laughs Jennifer Saunders
  14. With Bold Needle & Thread: Adventures In Vintage Needlecraft Rosemary McLeod
  15. Who Killed Scott Guy? The Case That Gripped A Nation Mike White
  16. Molesworth: Stories From New Zealand’s Largest High Country Station Harry Broad
  17. Quake Dogs: Heart–Warming Stories Of Christchurch Dogs Laura Sessions
  18. Save With Jamie [Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less] Jamie Oliver
  19. Raw Martin Crowe
  20. Misconception: A True Story Of Life, Love And Infertility Jay–Jay Feeney
  21. Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop TalkingSusan Cain
  22. An English Affair: Sex, Class And Power In The Age Of ProfumoCover of An English Affair R. P. T. (Richard Peter Treadwell) Davenport–Hines
  23. Jamie’s 30–Minute Meals Jamie Oliver
  24. The 5:2 Diet Book Feast For 5 Days A Week And Fast For 2 Kate Harrison
  25. Inside The Medium Kelvin Cruickshank
  26. Dr Libby’s Beauty From The Inside Out Libby Weaver
  27. Open: An Autobiography Andre Agassi
  28. Rod: The Autobiography Rod Stewart
  29. A Wife On Gorge River Catherine Stewart
  30. It’s All Good Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great Gwyneth Paltrow
  31. The Open Side Richie Mccaw
  32. Nadia Lim’s Good Food Cook Book: Simple, Healthy & Delicious Nadia Lim
  33. All Blacks Don’t Cry: A Story Of Hope John Kirwan
  34. Appetite For Destruction Food : The Good, The Bad And The FatalGareth Morgan
  35. Maeve’s Times: Selected Irish Times Writings Maeve Binchy
  36. The Fast Diet Recipe Book Mimi Spencer
  37. Inequality: A New Zealand CrisisCover of Inequality Max Rashbrooke
  38. The Official New Zealand Road Code For Heavy Vehicle Drivers Glenn Donovan
  39. Outraged Paul Henry
  40. The Examined Life: How We Lose And Find Ourselves Stephen Grosz
  41. The Revive Cafe Cookbook Jeremy Dixon
  42. Scott Guy: His Parents’ Story Of Love, Betrayal, Murder And Courage Tony Farrington
  43. From The Big Bang To God Our Awe–Inspiring Journey Of Evolution Lloyd Geering
  44. Sane New World: How To Tame The Mind Ruby Wax
  45. Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s Jennifer Worth
  46. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was ShotMalala Yousafzai
  47. Under A Mackerel Sky: A Memoir Rick Stein
  48. Bluebells CakeryCover of Bluebells Cakery Karla Goodwin
  49. Pig Tits & Parsley Sauce: Slash Your Grocery Bill By Living Sustainably Lyn Webster
  50. Good Food Made Simple: More Than 150 Quick–Smart Recipes And Meal Solutions Allyson Gofton
  51. Coast: A New Zealand Journey Bruce Ansley
  52. One Pot Cooking Richard Till
  53. Straw Dogs: Thoughts On Humans And Other Animals John Gray
  54. Tragedy At Pike River Mine: How And Why 29 Men Died Rebecca Macfie
  55. Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There: A Manifesto For Living the Slow Life Wallace Chapman
  56. Life Code: The New Rules For Winning In The Real World Phillip C. McGraw
  57. One Summer: America, 1927 Bill Bryson
  58. The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story Lily Koppel
  59. The Christchurch Fiasco: The Insurance Aftershock And Its Implications for New Zealand and beyond Sarah Miles
  60. The Zookeeper’s Wife Diane Ackerman
  61. Daring Greatly: How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead Brene C. Brown
  62. The Revive Cafe Cookbook 3 Jeremy Dixon
  63. New Zealand Interior StyleCover of New Zealand interior style Leeann Yare
  64. Ripped Apart: A City In Chaos : Bob Parker’s Story Bob Parker
  65. Eat: The Little Book Of Fast Food Nigel Slater
  66. Little And Friday: Celebrations Kim Evans
  67. Return Of A King: The Battle For AfghanistanWilliam Dalrymple
  68. Self–Portrait Marti Friedlander
  69. The Real Mrs. Brown: The Brendan O’Carroll Story Brian Beacom
  70. The Revive Cafe Cookbook 2 Jeremy Dixon
  71. Faded Glamour: Nostalgia Revisited Rebecca Kain
  72. The Wharf At Waterfall Bay: An Isolated Life In The Sounds, the Courage to Change Tack Lisa Harper
  73. Bertie: A Life Of Edward VII Jane Ridley
  74. Island Wife: Living On The Edge Of The Wild Judy Fairbairns
  75. Sophie Pascoe: Stroke Of Fate Sophie Pascoe
  76. Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape Jenna Miscavige Hill
  77. On The Trail Of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through The Land of the Nomads Tim Cope
  78. Simple Pleasures: The Free Range CookCover of Simple PleasuresAnnabel Langbein
  79. The Happiness Project Or, Why I Spent A Year Trying To Sing Gretchen Craft Rubin
  80. The Ultimate 5 : 2 Diet Recipe Book Easy, Calorie Counted Fast Day Meals Kate Harrison
  81. An Awfully Big Adventure: New Zealand World War One Veterans Jane Tolerton
  82. At My Table Chelsea Winter
  83. Homemade Simon Gault
  84. It Starts With Food Dallas Hartwig
  85. Mojo
  86. The Dog & Lemon Guide Clive Matthew–Wilson
  87. The Reason I Jump [One Boy’s Voice From The Silence Of Autism]Naoki Higashida
  88. I’m Your Man: The Life Of Leonard Cohen Sylvie Simmons
  89. Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga Craig McLachlan
  90. Sweet Poison: Why Sugar Makes Us Fat David Gillespie
  91. A Street Cat Named Bob James Bowen
  92. Man’s Search For Meaning Viktor E. Frankl
  93. The Closet Stylist: Your Guide To Personal Style Anna Caselberg
  94. Hey Jo: A Rock And Roll Fairytale Jo Wood
  95. Cook, Eat, Enjoy: Tasty Dishes From My Travels To Your Kitchen Nici Wickes
  96. Cover of Julie Biuso HomeJonah: My Story Jonah Lomu
  97. Julie Biuso At Home
    Julie Biuso
  98. The Serpent’s Promise: The Bible Retold As Science Steve Jones
  99. The Spark: A Mother’s Story Of Nurturing Genius Kristine Barnett
  100. Gut And Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment For Autism Natasha Campbell–Mcbride
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