Lee Child’s Better Off Dead was one of the most borrowed Fiction Titles during 2022, in a list released by Campbelltown City Library.

Actually the book, No. 26 in the highly successful Jack Reacher series, is co-authored by Lee Child and Andrew Child. Are they related? Yes they are: Lee Child is the pen name of James Grant CBE and Andrew Child, is the pen name of his younger brother, Andrew Grant, himself a successful British author best known for his David Trevellyan series.

Another collaboration high up on the list was The Noise, a thriller by American-based authors, James Patterson and J D Barker.

Aussie singer/songwriter Josh Pyke and comedian/artist Anh Do were sought after authors in the Junior section for Family Tree, Pyke’s wonderfully meaningful story about the building blocks of any community—our homes, our families, our roots, and Do’s Weirdo 15 about a huge, funny birthday party.

High among the most borrowed Biographies is Campbelltown girl who made it big in the media Lisa Wilkinson’s It Wasn’t Meant to be Like This, which celebrates her incredible journey.

Here is the complete list:

Most Borrowed Fiction Titles:

  • Better Off  Dead by Lee Child
  • The Noise by James Patterson
  • Legacy by Nora Roberts,
  • The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly
  • Win by Harlan Coban

Most Borrowed Junior titles:

  • Family Tree by Josh Pyke
  • Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
  • Weirdo 15 by Anh Do
  • Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Rowley Jefferson
  • Dinosaurs

Most Borrowed Biographies:

  • My Year of Living Vulnerably by Rick Morton
  • My Adventourous Life by Dick Smith
  • Elizabeth Macarthur’s Letters edited by Kate Greenville
  • The Uncaged Sky by Kylie Moore-Gilbert
  • It Wasn’t Meant to be Like This by Lisa Wilkinson

Most Borrowed YA Fiction titles:

  • Unravel me
  • The Cruel Prince
  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
  • Six of Crows

Most Borrowed Non-Fiction titles:

  • The Body Keeps the Score
  • Atomic Habits
  • 10 Minute Fix
  • Guinness World Records 2022
  • The WW Essential Guide to Healthy Eating