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Library assistant Josh Smith with some of the most popular non-fiction books of the year.

THE LATEST novel in Ann Cleeves’ Shetland series has topped the list of the most popular adult fiction books loaned from Shetland Library in 2017.

Cold Earth was taken out a total of 61 times during the year, with Lee Child’s Night School withdrawn 50 times.

Other popular books included Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train, Val McDermid’s Out of Bounds and Peter May’s Cast Iron.

Local writer Malachy Tallack’s The Un-discovered Islands was the most popular adult non-fiction book with 23 loans, beating off competition from the likes of Clare Horatio, Amy Liptrot, Matt Haig and the 2015 Guinness World Records.

Jonathan Wills and Mike McDonnell’s Bobby the Birdman – an Anthology Celebrating the Life of Bobby Tulloch was the most popular local book.

Andrew Halcrow’s Into the Southern Ocean, Maurice Henderson’s In Search of Willafjord and the Shetland Fishermen Yearbook were also popular.

Jeff Kinney dominated the list of most popular children’s fiction, while books about Minecraft were the most popular children’s non-fiction.

Game of Thrones was the most popular in film, and Crosby, Stills Nash & Young and Fiddlers’ Bid were among the most loaned CDs.

The most popular e-magazine from the library, meanwhile, was Woman’s Own, with 268 loans. Amateur Photographer, Auto Express and the BBC Good Food Magazine were also well-read by locals.

Library manager Karen Fraser said downloadable talking and audio books are becoming increasingly popular.

“Some of our top authors haven’t changed much in recent years, but we always find the trends in these charts quite interesting,” she said.

“Clive Cussler and Ann Cleeves have the highest e-book loans, though interestingly Charlotte Bronte’s Villette makes a respectable third place.

“Our e-book loans are still comparatively small, but our downloadable talking books are starting to take off. Among younger readers, loans of e-audiobooks now far outstrip CD versions, the most popular being Harry Potter.”

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