The first ever ebook library chart was compiled and released by Public Lending Right (PLR), which looked at annual public library loans. Here are the top 10 most borrowed ebooks:
1. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
2. The Midnight Line: (Jack Reacher 22) by Lee Child
3. This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay
4. Circe by Madeline Miller
5. Origin by Dan Brown
6. Still Me by Jojo Moyes
7. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
8. Normal People by Sally Rooney
9. Blood Road by Stuart MacBride
10. Killing Floor: (Jack Reacher 1) by Lee Child
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was also the 4th most borrowed print title in 2018/2019.
Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (UK: HarperCollins) (US: Penguin Random House) is an international bestseller, having sold over 1.5 million copies across all formats in the US, and 2.2 million copies across all formats including 1.1 million printed copies in the UK. It clinched the No. 1 spot on the Sunday Times bestseller list for 16 weeks and has spent a whopping 84 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, with four weeks at No. 1, currently at No. 10. It is also the joint-winner of Australian bookstore Dymocks’ Top 101 for 2020 for the second year running.
Eleanor Oliphant won the Costa First Novel Award, the Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards, the Readers’ Choice Award at the Books Are My Bag Awards 2018, the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award, the Audio Production Awards, the Waverton Good Read Award, three prizes at the British Book Awards – Overall Book of the Year, Fiction Debut of the Year, and Marketing Strategy for the Year, and was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Incredibly, it was ranked the 22nd bestselling general fiction book since accurate records began by the Bookseller, and was the 19th bestselling book of the last decade (2010 – 2019). Reese Witherspoon’s company Hello Sunshine is set to produce this astonishing debut, alongside production giant MGM Studios.
A huge congratulations to Gail Honeyman on this amazing accomplishment.