What’s everyone been reading? Most borrowed books this academic year.

Top Ten Authors

Joint 1st:

  • Neal Shusterman
  • Robert Muchamore

Joint 2nd:

  • Anthony Horowitz
  • Alice Oseman

Joint third:

  • George Orwell
  • J.K. Rowling

Joint 4th

  • Koyoharu Gotouge (Demon Slayer Manga)
  • Karen McManus (YA thrillers)
  • Richard Osman (The Thursday Murder Club)

Joint 5th

  • Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London)
  • Sarah J. Maas

Joint 6th

  • Robert Harris (historical thrillers)
  • Mick Herron (Slough House series)

Joint 7th

  • Malorie Blackman
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Madeline Miller
  • Ruta Sepetys

Joint 8th

  • Bonnie Garmus
  • Holly Jackson
  • Maggie O’Farrell
  • Philip Pullman
  • Chris Riddell
  • Kaiu Shirai

Joint 9th

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Alison Gwilt

Joint 10th

  • Elizabeth Day
  • Colleen Hoover
  • Liane Moriarty
  • Elizabeth Strout
  • Virginia Woolf

Most Popular Books


  • Scythe (Book 1) by Neal Shusterman


  • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Joint 3rd

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Circe by Madeline Miller

Joint 4th

  • Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • The Bullet that missed by Richard Osman
  • The Blue Book of Nebo by Manon Steffan Ros

Joint 5th

  • Born a crime by Trevor Noah
  • I must betray you by Ruta Sepetys
  • Persepolis: A graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi
  • The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
  • Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Most popular series:

  • Scythe
  • Cherub
  • The Promised Neverland (Manga)
  • The Thursday Murder Club
  • Hunger Games
  • Shonen Jump (Manga)
  • Demon Slayer
  • Heartstopper
  • The Sandman
  • The Scholomance (A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik)

Here are the most borrowed books from New York Public Libraries 2022