May 22, 2022

BookNet Canada Releases: The Most-Loaned Canadian Authored Books of 2020 (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Juvenile/YA)

From BookNet Canada:

We love libraries! And we bet you love libraries, too. Inspired by our infinite appreciation for the work public libraries do, and before the year ends, we thought we’d dive into our LibraryData records to find out which Canadian authored books were loaned the most during 2020.

These are the results.

Most Loaned Canadian Books Overall

Book covers of The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, A Better Man by Louise Penny, and Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

  1. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

  2. A Better Man by Louise Penny

  3. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

  4. The Innocents by Michael Crummey

  5. Akin by Emma Donoghue

Direct to Complete Blog Post with Three Additional Lists Top 10 Lists:

  • Most Loaned Canadian Fiction
  • Most Loaned Canadian Non-Fiction
  • Most Loaned Canadian Juvenile/YA
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