When it comes to books and DVDs, Canberrans can’t get enough of Game of Thrones, Hollywood blockbusters, and tidying up. That’s according to the list of most popular titles requested from ACT public libraries throughout 2016.
The top five most-requested books include:
- The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
- Reckoning: A Memoir by Magda Szubanski
- Spark Joy: A Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
- The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government by Nikki Savva
- The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
The top five most-requested DVDs include:
- The Dressmaker
- The Martian
- Bridge of Spies
- Game of Thrones: the Complete Fifth Series
Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said the range of titles borrowed demonstrates the broad interests of the people who use the ACT’s public libraries, as well as the variety of titles on offer.
“The theme of tidying up and organisation carries on from last year, as The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up was also in the top 5 books in 2015. And it might be a sign of living in the nation’s capital that a political biography has made it into the top 5 books six years in a row,” Fitzharris said.
“There’s some great films in the top 5, while various seasons of Game of Thrones have been in the top 5 DVDs each year since 2013.”
Canberrans borrow about 2.85 million items from ACT public libraries each year. In 2015-16, around 1.96 million visitors came through the doors.