Armful of booksMost Borrowed Books 2005 - 2006

The fifty most borrowed books for the year July 2005 - July 2006 in four sections:

Adult Fiction

  1. Leap of faith Danielle Steel
  2. The cottage Danielle Steel
  3. The house on Hope Street by Danielle Steel
  4. The woman who left by Josephine Cox
  5. The sky is falling by Sidney Sheldon
  6. Answered prayers by Danielle Steel
  7. Safe harbour by Danielle Steel
  8. The bonny dawn by Catherine Cookson
  9. Nights of rain and stars by Maeve Binchy
  10. Looking back by Josephine Cox
  11. The last time they met by Anita Shreve
  12. The kiss by Danielle Steel
  13. Dating game by Danielle Steel
  14. The return journey by Maeve Binchy
  15. Sea glass by Anita Shreve
  16. Bleachers by John Grisham
  17. Angels by Marian Keyes
  18. Forget-me-not by Emma Blair
  19. All he ever wanted by Anita Shreve
  20. Sunset in St Tropez by Danielle Steel
  21. Exiles by Anita Burgh
  22. Bad company by Jack Higgins
  23. Bare bones by Kathy Reichs
  24. The summons by John Grisham
  25. Kate Hannigan's girl by Catherine Cookson
  26. Riley in the morning by Sandra Brown
  27. Rainbow days by Josephine Cox
  28. Journey by Danielle Steel
  29. Daddy's little girl by Mary Higgins Clark
  30. Marrying the mistress by Joanna Trollope
  31. Girl from the south by Joanna Trollope
  32. The king of torts by John Grisham
  33. Seduction by design by Sandra Brown
  34. A place called Hope by Audrey Howard
  35. Rosie of the river by Catherine Cookson
  36. Quentins by Maeve Binchy
  37. Bad boy Jack by Josephine Cox
  38. The beachcomber by Josephine Cox
  39. Jinnie by Josephine Cox
  40. Ransom by Danielle Steel
  41. The blind years by Catherine Cookson
  42. 2nd chance by James Patterson, with Andrew Gross
  43. You belong to me by Mary Higgins Clark
  44. The last juror by John Grisham
  45. The best is yet to come by Judith Gould
  46. Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy
  47. Johnny Angel by Danielle Steel
  48. The big bad wolf by James Patterson
  49. Lord John and the private matter by Diana Gabaldon
  50. Wild strawberries by Emma Blair

Adult Nonfiction

  1. The return of the naked chef by Jamie Oliver
  2. A history of Canterbury
  3. Banks Peninsula cradle of Canterbury by Gordon Ogilvie
  4. Rich dad, poor dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  5. Sumner to Ferrymead by Walter de Thier
  6. Contemporary New Zealand art by Elizabeth Caughey and John Gow
  7. New Zealand yesterdays : a look at our recent past by Hamish Keith
  8. A new history of Canterbury by Stevan Eldred-Grigg
  9. The liver cleansing diet by Sandra Cabot
  10. The naked chef by Jamie Oliver
  11. From the banks of the Avon : the story of a river by Robert C. Lamb
  12. Raising boys : why boys are different, and how to help them become happy and well-balanced men by Steve Biddulph
  13. Waimakariri : Canterbury's river of cold rushing water : an illustrated history by Robert Logan
  14. Why men don't listen & women can't read maps : beyond the toilet seat being up by Barbara & Allan Pease
  15. Happy days with the naked chef by Jamie Oliver
  16. Nigella bites by Nigella Lawson
  17. Both sides of the river by Mona Anderson
  18. Those were the days : a nostalgic look at the 1940s from the pages of The Weekly News by Phillip Ridge
  19. A walk in the woods by Bill Bryson
  20. Men are from Mars, women are from Venus : a practical guide for improving communication and getting what you want in your relationships by John Gray
  21. Picturing the Peninsula : early days on Banks Peninsula by Gordon Ogilvie
  22. The cashflow quadrant : rich dad's guide to financial freedom by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  23. The New Zealand garden by Jane Edmanson
  24. Those were the days : a nostalgic look at the early days, 1900-1919 from the pages of The Weekly News by Phillip Ridge
  25. The Experience of World War II by John Campbell
  26. Very easy vegetarian cookbook by Alison Holst & Simon Holst
  27. Never fail muffins by Robyn Martin
  28. Complete A-Z of gardening in New Zealand by W.G. Sheat
  29. NZ woman's weekly : the first 60 years, 1932-1992 by Janet Blackwell
  30. The gardener's encyclopaedia of New Zealand native plants by Yvonne Cave
  31. Those were the days : a nostalgic look at the 1920s from the pages of The Weekly News by Stephen Barnett
  32. A city possessed : the Christchurch Civic Creche case : child abuse, gender politics and the law by Lynley Hood
  33. Contemporary painting in New Zealand by Michael Dunn
  34. The Port Hills of Christchurch by Gordon Ogilvie
  35. Maggie's garden show guide by
  36. A Canterbury album : collodion photography in Canterbury, 1857-1880 by Joan Woodward
  37. Good morning New Zealand : news stories of the day from the 1950s by Gil Dymock
  38. The journey to prison : who goes and why by Celia Lashlie
  39. Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's animated characters by John Grant
  40. Family trusts :a New Zealand guide by Martin Hawes
  41. Explore Queensland by Bruce Elder
  42. The ultimate book of flowers for New Zealand gardeners by Geoff Bryant
  43. Rhododendrons in New Zealand by Margaret Tapley
  44. Vanishing Greece by Clay Perry
  45. Terence Conran's garden DIY by John McGowan
  46. A picture book of old Canterbury by Ken Coates
  47. Enjoying the Port Hills, Christchurch by Gordon Ogilvie
  48. The most beautiful villages of Greece and the Greek islands by Mark Ottaway
  49. A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson
  50. Creative light food by Allyson Gofton

Children's Fiction

  1. Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  2. Harry Potter and the half-blood prince by J.K. Rowling
  3. Unseen by Paul Jennings
  4. Holes by Louis Sachar
  5. The Worry Website by Jacqueline Wilson
  6. Sink the gizmo by Paul Jennings
  7. The cat mummy by Jacqueline Wilson
  8. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  9. The vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl
  10. Artemis Fowl The Arctic incident by Eoin Colfer
  11. Uncollected. Volume one, Every story from Unreal, Unbelievable and Quirky Tales by Paul Jennings
  12. Saffy's angel by Hilary McKay
  13. Sandry's book by Tamora Pierce
  14. Adults only by Morris Gleitzman
  15. The princess test by Gail Carson Levine
  16. The hostile hospital by Lemony Snicket
  17. The Wednesday wizard by Sherryl Jordan
  18. The carnivorous carnival by Lemony Snicket
  19. Toad heaven by Morris Gleitzman
  20. Lemony Snicket the unauthorized autobiography by Lemony Snicket
  21. Charm school by Anne Fine
  22. Gift of the gab by Morris Gleitzman
  23. Dangerous spaces by Margaret Mahy
  24. The discovery of dragons by Graeme Base
  25. The amber spyglass by Philip Pullman
  26. Brian's winter by Gary Paulsen
  27. Uncollected. Volume three, Every story from Undone, Uncovered and Unseen by Paul Jennings
  28. Dustbin baby by Jacqueline Wilson
  29. Beware! by R.L.Stine
  30. Just looking, thanks by David Hill
  31. Ambushed by Fleur Beale
  32. The fairy's mistake by Gail Carson Levine
  33. The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents by Terry Pratchett
  34. The man by Raymond Briggs
  35. Midnight by Jacqueline Wilson
  36. The house that Jack built by Gavin Bishop
  37. The snow pony by Alison Lester
  38. Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson
  39. It's not easy being bad by Cynthia Voigt
  40. The other side of silence by Margaret Mahy
  41. The austere academy by Lemony Snicket
  42. Daja's book by Tamora Pierce
  43. I was a rat!, or, The scarlett slippers by Philip Pullman
  44. Fat, four-eyed and useless by David Hill
  45. The Hobbit, or, There and back again by J.R.R. Tolkien
  46. The vile village by Lemony Snicket
  47. For Biddle's sake by Gail Carson Levine
  48. The haunting hour by R.L. Stine
  49. The girls' revenge by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  50. The golden compass by Philip Pullman

Children's nonfiction

  1. Puzzle holiday by Susannah Leigh
  2. Puzzle planet by Susannah Leigh
  3. Exploring time : a history of New Zealand for children by Jacquelyn Arbury
  4. The X ray picture book of fantastic transport machines by Chris Oxlade
  5. I spy extreme challenger! : a book of picture riddles by Walter Wick
  6. Whale by Vassili Papastavrou
  7. Discovering New Zealand birds by Sandra Morris
  8. First pony by Kate Needham
  9. Paper flyers and other super flyers by Neil Francis
  10. Puzzle ocean by Susannah Leigh
  11. Puzzle island by Susannah Leigh
  12. I spy treasure hunt : a book of picture riddles by Walter Wick
  13. Castle by Christopher Gravett
  14. Dolphins by Judith Hodge
  15. Looking after your rabbits : young pet owner's guide by Helen Piers
  16. Pirate by Richard Platt
  17. A kid's first book of cooking by Sheryll Filloy
  18. Space by Nick Lipscombe
  19. Star wars. Attack of the clones : the visual dictionary by David West Reynolds
  20. Edmund Hillary by Kevin Boon
  21. Space exploration by Carole Stott
  22. Ancient Egypt by George Hart
  23. I spy, year-round challenger! : a book of picture riddles by Walter Wick
  24. The World Book encyclopedia
  25. The savage stone age by Terry Deary
  26. French for beginners by Angela Wilkes
  27. The 20th century by Terry Deary
  28. Star wars. Attack of the clones : incredible cross-sections by Curtis Saxton
  29. Robot by Clive Gifford
  30. Looking after your goldfish : a young pet owner's guide by Helen Piers
  31. Look-alikes by Joan Steiner
  32. Puzzle jungle by Susannah Leigh
  33. Titanic by Simon Adams
  34. Draw cars by Doug Dubosque
  35. Christchurch : a pictorial history by David Johnson
  36. Horrible Christmas by Terry Deary
  37. Puzzle town by Susannah Leigh
  38. The Walker children's fun-to-cook book by Roz Denny
  39. Star wars, episode I : the visual dictionary by David West Reynolds
  40. The life cycle of the kiwi by Betty Brownlie
  41. Dogs and puppies by Katherine Starke
  42. Treasure hunt mazes by Roger Moreau
  43. Witch & wizard by Douglas Hill
  44. The life cycle of the Monarch butterfly by Betty Brownlie
  45. I spy Christmas : a book of picture riddles by Walter Wick
  46. Arctic & Antarctic by Barbara Taylor
  47. Cakes & cookies for beginners by Fiona Watt
  48. One fat cat by Vivian French
  49. Puzzle castle by Susannah Leigh
  50. The Usborne book of origami by Eileen O'Brien