The Kayton Library 10 Top Reads

If you’re looking for some inspiration have a look at the Kayton Library’s most borrowed fiction. Counting loans from September to December it is a really interesting mix of authors, genres, and new and old titles.

  1. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas. Very relevant to issues in the news, but mostly a great read and a decent movie. The book’s better.
  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. The bright new livery of the 42nd Anniversary edition really seems to have attracted attention. It is still funny and clever.
  3. The Manningtree Witches by A.K. Blakemore. This has only just arrived and is already proving very popular with our older readers. I’m reading it at the moment and it is a claustrophobic, addictive story.
  4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. A perennial favourite; read it with 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 to collect the set.
  5. Burn by Patrick Ness. Nominated for the Carnegie Award 2022 this is going to be huge. If you enjoyed Eragon do have a look at it.
  6. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke is my absolute favourite book of recent times. I think I have forced it into a number of hands. Hopefully they all enjoyed it.
  7. Scythe by Neal Shusterman has been a real hit here. We have lots of copies and they are all on loan all of the time. Try it and see what the fuss is about.
  8. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. A great thriller and still hugely popular. The movie might be helping our loans: as usual, the book is better.
  9. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Still a great read.
  10. The Library of the Dead by HL Huchu. A surprisingly dark and compelling fantasy set in Edinburgh. It is very atmospheric but maybe not one for more sensitive readers.