Wellington City Libraries' top five lists for loans in the past year show readers in the capital are following international trends in popular books.
Wellington readers are having a continued love affair with Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen and Lisbeth Salander, going by the books loaned from the library.
For children's fiction, Harry Potter books take out four out of five of the most popular books, while Robert Muchamore's Cherub series about young spies compete for space in with young adult section with Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy.
Adult readers are still hooked on the Millenium trilogy by Swedish crime writer Stieg Larsson while the ever popular Lee Child's Jack Reacher books continue to be hot property.
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal by Jeff Kinney
Young Adult Fiction
1. Brigands M.C. by Robert Muchamore
2. Shadow Wave by Robert Muchamore
3. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
5. People's Republic by Robert Muchamore
1. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
2. The Affair by Lee Child
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
4. Daughters-in-Law by Joanna Trollope
5. Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child
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