Most popular non-fiction for adults 2019

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 and young adult titles. The titles are in listed in order of how many times they were borrowed from our libraries.


  1. Becoming Michelle Obama
  2. Educated Tara Westover
  3. Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*Ck Mark Manson
  4. Daughter of Gloriavale : My Life in a Religious Cult Lilia Tarawa
  5. Scrumptious Chelsea Winter
  6. Eat Chelsea Winter
  7. When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi
  8. Fresh Start, Feel Good! Nadia Lim
  9. 12 Rules for Life : An Antidote to Chaos Jordan .B Peterson
  10. Essential Annabel Langbein Best-Ever Meals for Busy Lives Vol.1
  11. What Am I Supposed To Eat? Dr Libby Weaver
  12. The Diary of a Bookseller Shaun Bythell
  13. The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Marie Kondo
  14. The Road to Little Dribbling : More Notes from a Small Island Bill Bryson
  15. The Dr Libby Beauty Guide Dr Libby Weaver
  16. Exhausted to Energized Dr Libby's Guide to Living Your Life with More Energy Dr Libby Weaver
  17. Bargain Box Family Favourites Easy, tasty, affordable recipes
  18. Nadia Lim's Fresh Start Cookbook
  19. Sapiens : A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari
  20. Homemade Happiness Chelsea Winter
  21. Fear : Trump in the White House Bob Woodward
  22. Life Less Sugar Amanda Tiffen
  23. Let's eat! Mostly healthy, always delicious Nadia Lim
  24. The Choice : Embrace the Possible Edith Eger
  25. A long way home Saroo Brierly
  26. Dinnertime Goodness Nadia Lim
  27. ESSENTIAL Volume Two: Sweet Treats for Every Occasion 2 Annabel Langbein
  28. Rich Enough? A Laid-back Guide for Every Kiwi Mary Holm
  29. Māori Made Easy Workbook 1/Kete 1 Scotty Morrison
  30. Easy Weeknight Meals Nadia Lim
  31. Drawn Out : A Seriously Funny Memoir Tom Scott
  32. IELTS Preparation & Practice Speaking&listening Students Book Alet Doornbusch et al
  33. Spark Joy : An Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying Marie Kondo
  34. IELTS 11 Academic With Answers : Authentic Examination Papers N011/000 Cambridge University Press (COR) 
  35. Driving to Treblinka : A Long Search for a Lost Father Diana Wichtel
  36. What's for dinner? : 80 weeknight favourites Nadia Lim
  37. Dr Libby's Women's Wellness Wisdom What Every Woman Needs to Know Dr Libby Weaver
  38. Everyday Super Food Jamie Oliver
  39. Fire and Fury Michael Wolff
  40. In Pieces Sally Field
  41. The barefoot investor : the only money guide you'll ever need Scott Pape
  42. Straight from the Pig's Mouth The Life and Crimes of a Kiwi Detective Al Lester
  43. Chasing the Dream Shaun Wallace
  44. Writing for the IELTS Lin Lougheed
  45. The Art of Simple : Recipes and Ideas for a Calmer Way of Life Eleanor Ozich
  46. My Life, My Fight Steven Adams
  47. Flat broke with two goats: a memoir Jennifer McGaha
  48. Slow Cooked Satisfying Food for the Oven or Slow Cooker Allyson Gofton
  49. He'll Be Ok : Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men Celia Lashlie
  50. Better than a Bought One Clever Recipes and Ideas for Home-grown Celebrations Jo Seagar

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