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Most Borrowed Canadian Books

Last week, we saw the Vancouver Public Library’s most checked-out books of 2017. What are their Top 10 Canadian checked-out books of all time, well from the last 15 years when they started tracking?

Most Borrowed Canadian Adult Books Since 2002

  1. The Corporation. Joel Bakan. 2004
  2. Obasan. Joy Kogawa. 1983
  3. Room. Emma Donoghue. 2012
  4. The Power of Now. Eckhart Tolle. 2004
  5. Life of Pi.  Yann Martel. 2002
  6. When the Body Says No. Gabor Maté. 2004
  7. A Complicated Kindness. Miriam Toews. 2007
  8. The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky. Karen X. Tulchinsky. 2008
  9. The Cat’s Table. Michael Ondaatje. 2012
  10. My Year of Meats. Ruth Ozeki. 1999

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Most Borrowed Canadian Young Adult Books Since 2002

  1. Airborn. Kenneth Oppel. 2008
  2. Skybreaker. Kenneth Oppel. 2014
  3. Stairclimber. Kenneth Oppel. 2011
  4. Acceleration. Graham McNamee. 2012
  5. Son of the Mob. Gordon Korman. 2004
  6. The Reckoning. Kelly Armstrong. 2017
  7. Alice, I think. Susan Juby. 2007
  8. The Gathering. Kelley Armstrong. 2012
  9. Miss Smithers. Susan Juby. 2004
  10. The Awakening. Kelley Armstrong. 2011

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Most Borrowed Canadian Kids Books Since 2002

  1. The Paper Bag Princess. Robert Munsch. 1980
  2. And Then It Happened. Michael Wade and Laura Wade. 2011
  3. The Medusa Plot. Gordon Korman. 2011
  4. An Ocean Apart. Gillian Chan. 2004
  5. The Emperor’s Code. Gordon Korman. 2010
  6. Mud City. Deborah Ellis. 2015
  7. Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery. 1908
  8. One False Note. Gordon Korman. 2008
  9. The Breadwinner. Deborah Ellis. 2015
  10. Firewing. Kenneth Oppel. 2008

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