American thriller writer James Patterson is the author whose books are borrowed most often from libraries in America and Britain. Malcolm Gladwell topped the non-fiction list in America with Outliers: The Story of Success, according to Library Journal.com.
American authors dominate the list of 250 books borrowed most often in Britain in 2009.
Patterson is followed by the romantic writers Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel.
Only two of the 10 most borrowed books in Britain were by British writers: The Outcast by Sadie Jones and Friday Nights by Joanna Trollope.
Here are the top 10 lists for Britain, America and Singapore. The Singapore list is for the National Library Board's financial year 2008.