The Girl on the Train was first published back in January 2015 and has since become a huge hit. Not only did the novel debut at No. 1 in the New York Times bestseller list, it remained there for 13 weeks straight.
By March of 2015 the psychological thriller had sold over a million copies and by October of 2016, over 15 million copies had been sold worldwide. The book was once again hurled into the mainstream when a film adaptation starring Emily Blunt was released in late 2016. It certainly looks like the book has struck a chord.
It has since been revealed by TedXTech that the novel was the most borrowed library book of 2015 to 2016, a seriously impressive feat. Author Paula Hawkins said of the news:
“As a voracious reader possessed of a fevered imagination, my childhood visits to the library were a thrill. I credit those weekly trips with making me the reader – and the writer – I became, so I could not be more delighted to discover that The Girl on the Train was the most borrowed book from UK libraries last year.”
The remaining 9 most borrowed library books in the UK are as follows: