Royal Memoir Tops List of Most Borrowed Books at the RPL

Prince Harry’s memoir, “Spare,” stirred controversy and secured the top spot for both nonfiction and overall borrowed titles at the Regina Public Library in 2023.

“Popular culture has a huge influence on what we read,” Geoffrey Allan, Director of Collections at Regina Public Library said. “It’s always interesting to see the connection between what people are reading and recent movies, memoirs, current events, and even celebrity gossip.”

Colleen Hoover dominated the fiction category with her novels, especially the enduring popularity of “It Ends With Us” and its sequel, set for a 2024 screen adaptation.

The nonfiction shelves showcased celebrity memoirs like Matthew Perry’s “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” Pamela Anderson’s “Love Pamela,” and Elliot Page’s “Pageboy.”

The Hunger Games series, 15 years since its inception, continued to captivate readers, fueled by the release of the prequel’s film adaptation, “Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”

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