Tasmania’s Top 10s of 2022

The annual Top 10s have been released! What did Tasmanians most love to read and borrow last year?

Once again, Libraries Tasmania’s annual Top 10s reveal what Tasmanians most loved to read in the past year. There are some clear trends – and a few surprises!

Tasmanians borrowed more than 3 million items last year from their public library, and Tasmania’s Top 10s serve as a snapshot of our State’s reading tastes.

Featuring the most-borrowed items across 19 categories, the full list from 2022 showcases your favourite fiction, non-fiction, romance, crime, magazines, picture books and board books, plus eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and more.

Browse the dropdown sections below to see all the favourites across the categories.

Adult Fiction

1Better off DeadLee Child
2The Dark HoursMichael Connelly
3Apples Never FallLiane Moriarty
4The Spy’s WifeFiona McIntosh
5The Heron’s CryAnn Cleeves
6The Murder RuleDervla McTiernan
7Over My Dead BodyJeffrey Archer
8The MatchHarlan Coben
9The Way it is NowGarry Disher
10The Judge’s ListJohn Grisham

Tasmanian Fiction

1The Deep Kyle Perry
2Bruny Heather Rose
3The LabyrinthAmanda Lohrey
4The Bluffs Kyle Perry
5The Angry Women’s ChoirMeg Bignell
6A Week to RememberEsther Campion
7Welcome to Nowhere River Meg Bignell
8Cold CoastRobyn Mundy 
9The Rain HeronRobbie Arnott
10The Beautiful MotherKatherine Scholes 


1The Dark Hours Michael Connelly
2The Heron’s Cry Ann Cleeves
3Over My Dead Body Jeffrey Archer
4The Way it is NowGarry Disher
5Unforgiven Sarah Barrie
6MercyDavid Baldacci
7Not Dark Yet Peter Robinson
8Mirror Man Fiona McIntosh
9WakeShelley Burr
10Deception Creek Fleur McDonald


1Mara’s Choice Anna Jacobs
2Again, RachelMarian Keyes
3Outback Secrets Rachael Johns
4A Very Special Christmas Anna Jacobs
5Snowy Mountains DaughterAlissa Callen
6The No-Show Beth O’Leary
7Nightwork Nora Roberts
8A Wedding in the Country Katie Fforde
9The Opal Miner’s Daughter Fiona McArthur
10The Champagne WarFiona McIntosh

Young Adult Fiction

1One of Us is Lying Karen M. McManus
2SmileRaina Telgemeier
3Shadow and BoneLeigh Bardugo
4They Both Die at the End Adam Silvera
5Caraval Stephanie Garber
6You’ll Be the Death of Me Karen M. McManus
7Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo
8One of Us is NextKaren M. McManus
9The Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesSuzanne Collins
10Red Queen Victoria Aveyard

Picture Books

1Peppa Pig (series) Various
2Bluey (series)Bluey
3Maisy (series)Lucy Cousins
4Oi! (series) Kes Gray
5Whitney and Britney Chicken DivasLucinda Gifford
6The Woolly Bear CaterpillarJulia Donaldson
7The Birthday PartyCamilla Reid
8Family TreeJosh Pyke
9Cat Dog Mem Fox
10Llamas in PyjamasMatt Cosgrove

Overdrive – eBooks

1The MotherJane Caro 
2Apples Never FallLiane Moriarty
3Happy HourJacquie Byron
4The CaneMaryrose Cuskelly
5The LabyrinthAmanda Lohrey
6The TiltChris Hammer
7Ten Steps to Nanette : A Memoir SituationHannah Gadsby
8The Murder RuleDervla McTiernan
9The LiarsPetronella McGovern
10The SurvivorsJane Harper

Overdrive – eAudiobooks

1Harry Potter (series)J. K. Rowling
2The SuspectMichael Robotham
3The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckMark Manson
4Ten Steps to Nanette : A Memoir SituationHannah Gadsby
5The MotherJane Caro 
6When We Fall Aoife Clifford
7The LiarsPetronella McGovern
8Such a Quiet PlaceMegan Miranda
9Rising DustFleur McDonald
10101 Essays That Will Change the Way You ThinkBrianna Wiest

BorrowBox – eAudioBooks

NumberTitle Author
1Where the Crawdads SingDelia Owens
2The Thursday Murder ClubRichard Osman
3Love StoriesTrent Dalton
4The Man Who Died TwiceRichard Osman
5Apples Never FallLiane Moriarty
6The Midnight LibraryMatt Haig
7PhosphorescenceJulia Baird
8The LabyrinthAmanda Lohrey
9The Boy from the WoodsHarlan Coben
10Dark EmuBruce Pascoe