Most downloaded books from UK libraries (in Feb 2011)

OverDrive have provided their Top 10 lists for downloaded e-books and audiobooks from libraries in the UK in February.

Download eBooks - Adult FictionMonths On List
1.A Tiny Bit Marvellous, by Dawn French (Penguin Adult)7
2.The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (Penguin Adult)11
3.Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel (HarperCollins)5
4.The Alchemist's Secret, by Scott Mariani (HarperCollins)5
5.The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson (Bloomsbury Publishing)10
6.The Brightest Star in the Sky, by Marian Keyes (Penguin Adult)13
7.Heresy, by S. J. Parris (HarperCollins)5
8.Hot Ice, by Nora Roberts (Random House Publishing Group)20
9.Homecoming, by Cathy Kelly (HarperCollins)5
10.Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen (HarperCollins)5
Download eBooks - Adult NonfictionMonths On List
1.The Fry Chronicles, by Stephen Fry (Penguin Adult)20
2.Life and Laughing, by Michael McIntyre (Penguin Adult)4
3.Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert (Bloomsbury Publishing)20
4.It's Not What You Think, by Chris Evans (HarperCollins)5
5.Memoirs of a Fruitcake, by Chris Evans (HarperCollins)4
6.Tickling the English, by Dara O Briain (Penguin Publishing)8
7.Agent Zigzag, by Ben Macintyre (Bloomsbury Publishing)3
8.How Hard Can It Be?, by Jeremy Clarkson (Penguin Adult)8
9.The Third Man, by Peter Mandelson (HarperCollins)5
10.3,096 Days, by Natascha Kampusch (Penguin Adult)10
Download eBooks - Juvenile FictionMonths On List
1.Glass Houses, by Rachel Caine (Allison & Busby)2
2.The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan (Penguin Adult)39
3.The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury Publishing)18
4.Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead (Penguin Adult)10
5.The Dead Girls' Dance, by Rachel Caine (Allison & Busby)3
6.Midnight Alley, by Rachel Caine (Allison & Busby)2
7.Angel, by L. A. Weatherly (Usborne Publishing)7
8.Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz (Walker Books Ltd)22
9.Point Blanc, by Anthony Horowitz (Walker Books Ltd)15
10.The Titan's Curse, by Rick Riordan (Penguin Publishing)23
Download eBooks - Juvenile NonfictionMonths On List
1.Red Scarf Girl, by Ji-li Jiang (HarperCollins)4
2.Harper Lee, by Andrew Haggerty (Marshall Cavendish Corp.)8
3.Gladiator, by Simon Scarrow (Penguin Adult)1
4.The Children's Baking Book, by Dorling Kindersley (Dorling Kindersley UK)4
5.The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter, by Tere Stouffer (Penguin Group USA, Inc.)12
6.First Aid Manual 9th Edition, by British Red Cross Society (Dorling Kindersley UK)1
7.Anne Frank and Children of the Holocaust, by Carol Ann Lee (Penguin Publishing)6
8.Dear Nobody, by Berlie Doherty (Penguin Publishing)3
9.Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson (Penguin Adult)3
10.Henry, by David Starkey (HarperCollins)5
Download Audiobooks - Adult FictionMonths On List
1.The Confession, by John Grisham (AudioGO Ltd)13
2.Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body, by M. C. Beaton (AudioGO Ltd)5
3.The Cobra, by Frederick Forsyth (BBC Audiobooks LTD)10
4.1st to Die, by James Patterson (Hachette Audio)31
5.Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House, by M. C. Beaton (BBC Audiobooks LTD)7
6.Witch Hunt, by Ian Rankin (BBC Audiobooks LTD)11
7.Brighton Rock, by Graham Greene (AudioGO Ltd)2
8.Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carre (BBC Audiobooks LTD)7
9.Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, by M. C. Beaton (BBC Audiobooks LTD)6
10.Ice Cold, by Tess Gerritsen (Brilliance Audio)26
Download Audiobooks - Adult NonfictionMonths On List
1.At Home, by Bill Bryson (BBC Audiobooks LTD)37
2.Life, by Keith Richards (Hachette Audio)21
3.Notes from a Big Country, by Bill Bryson (BBC Audiobooks LTD)10
4.Journeys in English, by Bill Bryson (BBC Audiobooks LTD)18
5.Down Under, by Bill Bryson (BBC Audiobooks LTD)15
6.French For Dummies, by Zoe Erotopoulos, Ph.D. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)18
7.Learn in Your Car Spanish Complete, by Henry N. Raymond (Penton Overseas, Inc.)27
8.Life on Air, by David Attenborough (AudioGO Ltd)11
9.Neither Here Nor There, by Bill Bryson (BBC Audiobooks LTD)14
10.The Afghan, by Frederick Forsyth (BBC Audiobooks LTD)6
Download Audiobooks - Juvenile FictionMonths On List
1.Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer (Listening Library)36
2.Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer (Listening Library)46
3.The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien (BBC Audiobooks LTD)35
4.The Maze of Bones, by Rick Riordan (Scholastic Audio)36
5.Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer (Listening Library)33
6.Northern Lights, by Philip Pullman (BBC Audiobooks LTD)5
7.New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer (Listening Library)32
8.Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer (BBC Audiobooks LTD)13
9.The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Audio)40
10.Angel, by L. A. Weatherly (AudioGO Ltd)8
Download Audiobooks - Juvenile NonfictionMonths On List
1.Hear-SayTM French, by Donald S. Rivera (Penton Overseas, Inc.)28
2.My Family and Other Animals, by Gerald Durrell (CSA Word)12
3.Hear-SayTM Spanish, by Donald S. Rivera (Penton Overseas, Inc.)27
4.VocabuLearn® French Word Booster, by Penton Overseas, Inc. (Penton Overseas, Inc.)26
5.VocabuLearn® Spanish Word Booster, by Penton Overseas, Inc. (Penton Overseas, Inc.)25
6.French on the Move for Kids, by Catherine Bruzzone (McGraw-Hill)23
7.Of Thee I Sing, by Barack Obama (Listening Library)13
8.Science and Scientists, by David Angus (Naxos AudioBooks)13
9.VocabuLearn® Italian Word Booster, by Penton Overseas, Inc. (Penton Overseas, Inc.)16
10.VocabuLearn® German Word Booster, by Penton Overseas, Inc. (Penton Overseas, Inc.)14

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