The ILC in Numbers

Wonder what the most popular books are at St Laurence? Well read on…

Top 15 books issues so far this year, in ascending order.

15. The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

14. Things a Bright Girl Can Do – Sally Nicholls

13. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

12. Cuckoo Song – Frances Hardinge

11. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

10. Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve

9. Rooftoppers – Katherine Rundell

8. Rebound – Kwame Alexander

7. Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh

6. Sputniks Guide To Life On Earth – Frank Cottrell Boyce

5. The House With Chicken Legs – Sophie Anderson

4. Apple And Rain – Sarah Crossan

3. Railhead – Philip Reeve

2. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

1.One – Sarah Crossan

The borrows of One amounted to 0.005 of total loans from the ILC this year!

The ILC In Numbers

Did you know that there are 7286 different key words used in our database for the ILC which tag books into different categories?

The top ten tags are, in order; “none provided”, “young adult fiction”, “adventure stories”, “fantasy & magical realism”, “art”, “childrens stories”, “Poetry”, “history”, “religion”, and “Historical fiction”.

Sadly, the “none provided” tag isn’t something we’re proud of in the ILC. We are actively trying to improve the tagging system, and hopefully over the remainder of the year, the 574 books tagged “none provided” will be 0.

We have some surprising tags in the ILC however. We have 3 books tagged under “hats”, 2 under “snails”, yet none about “ironing”.

The tag “12” had 13 occurrences, and “normality” only has 1. For some reason, we even have 1 book tagged “same-day delivery”.

Sadly, there are, as yet, no books tagged “tag”.