Library Lovers' Day @ Miranda Library

After 142 entries in the Library Lovers' Day competition it seems that Pride and Prejudice is the most popular book as voted by visitors to Miranda library. The majority of books nominated were novels but there were a few non-fiction titles such as Hazel's Journey by Sue Pieters-Hawke. Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, ate it's way into the competition and people's love of language surfaced with Beginner's Chinese being a favourite. Our customers were happy to enter the competition, many finding it difficult to nominate one favourite and at least one person writing that they "just love books".

Library Lovers' Day WinnerThe succesful library lover was a local resident and library member and was very excited when told they won the flower arrangement. Their favourite book was Matthew Flinders' Cat by Bryce Courtenay. The most nominated books and authors were:

Favourite Books

  1. Pride and Prejudice
  2. The Da Vinci Code
  3. Matthew Flinders' Cat
  4. Middlemarch
  5. Pillars of the Earth
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird
  7. Gone with the Wind
  8. The Notebook

Favourite Authors

  1. Catherine Cookson
  2. Jane Austen
  3. Nora Roberts
  4. Bryce Courtenay
  5. James Patterson
  6. Elizabeth George
  7. John Grisham
  8. Ken Follett
  9. Dan Brown, Michael Connelly, George Eliot, Georgette Heyer, J A Jance, Harper Lee, Margaret Mitchell, Ian Rankin, Ruth Rendell, Danielle Steel, Wilbur Smith and Stuart Woods (all equal ninth)
Thank you to all who participated in this event and those who dared to express their love for books, authors and libraries!