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Big Little Lies and Hickory Dickory Dash head Wimmera libraries’ most popular books for 2018

Chloe, 7, and Lucy, 4, Butsch, read Hickory Dickory Dash at the Horsham Library. The book was the most popular children's book in the Wimmera in 2018 according to library lending data.

Chloe, 7, and Lucy, 4, Butsch, read Hickory Dickory Dash at the Horsham Library. The book was the most popular children’s book in the Wimmera in 2018 according to library lending data.


Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies was the most borrowed book across the Wimmera in 2018.
Wimmera Regional Library Corporation marketing manager Leanda Elliott said Moriarty’s novel topped the list of books borrowed across Wimmera Regional Library’s branches.
She said the book explored the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.
“The TV series, based on the book and featuring Nicole Kidman, increased the popularity of the book as many people read it before or after watching the show,” she said.
“The Longing, Candice Bruce’s novel of two very different women living on a remote Western District station in the 1840s came in at number two, and a local setting also saw Mark Brandi’s novel Wimmera feature ninth on the list.  
“Perennial favourite authors Di Morrissey, Lee Child, John Grisham and Tim Winton all feature in the top 10 list.”
Mrs Elliott said for children, Hickory, Dickory, Dash by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood was the most popular title, and was also the National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2018.
“Aaron Blabey’s wonderfully humorous children’s picture books see him take four places in the top 10 children’s books, while for slightly older readers, Andy Griffith’s treehouse novels are always popular,” she said.
Top 10
1. Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
2. The Longing – Candice Bruce
3. Force of Nature – Jane Harper
4. The Last Mile – David Baldacci
5. The Midnight Line – Lee Child
6. The Red Coast – Di Morrissey
7. The Dark Lake – Sarah Bailey
8. The Shepherd’s Hut – Tim Winton
9. Wimmera – Mark Brandi
10. The Rooster Bar – John Grisham

Trish Hateley reads to her grandchildren Hamish Crawford, left, and Kane Ough at Horsham Library.

Trish Hateley reads to her grandchildren Hamish Crawford, left, and Kane Ough at Horsham Library.

Children’s books
1. Hickory Dickory Dash – Tony Wilson
2. The 91-Storey Treehouse – Andy Griffiths
3. The Brothers Quibble – Aaron Blabey
4. The Very Noisy Bear – Nick Bland
5. Weir Do – Anh Do
6. Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas – Aaron Blabey
7. Pig the Star – Aaron Blabey
8. Don’t Call Me Bear! – Aaron Blabey
9. The Wrong Book – Nick Bland
10. The 52-Storey Treehouse – Andy Griffiths

1.	Hickory dickory dash / Wilson, Tony 2.	The 91-storey treehouse / Griffiths, Andy 3.	The brothers Quibble / Blabey, Aaron 4.	The very noisy bear / Bland, Nick 5.	Weir Do / Do, Anh 6.	Piranhas don't eat bananas / Blabey, Aaron 7.	Pig the star / Blabey, Aaron 8.	Don't call me bear! / Blabey, Aaron 9.	The wrong book / Bland, Nick 10.	The 52-storey treehouse / Griffiths, Andy

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