Ten top popular authors

'Personal' is the latest instalment in Lee Child's Jack Reacher series.
'Personal' is the latest instalment in Lee Child's Jack Reacher series.
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Morecambe Library has put together this chart of its top popoular authors,

1 Lee Child

Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series is one of the most popular at the moment with more than 400 people waiting to get hold of a copy of the latest book ‘Personal.’

2 Jeff Kinney

With book nine of the Wimpy Kid series due out in November, these popular children’s books have grown a strong base.

3 James Patterson

The prolific author is best known for his best-selling crime series including ‘Alex Cross’, ‘Women’s Murder Club’ and ‘Michael Bennett.’

4 David Walliams

Over the last seven years David Walliams has become one of the most popular children’s authors with books including ‘Mr Stink’, ‘Gangsta Granny’ and his current bestseller ‘Awful Auntie.’

5 Jeffrey Archer

The ‘Clifton Chronicles’ have taken Jeffrey Archer back into the bestseller lists, with volume five due out early next year.

6 Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson has sold more than seven million copies of her books in the UK alone. Her latest, ‘Opal Plumstead’, tells the story of Opal who works in a sweet factory.

7 Philippa Gregory

Phillipa Gregory is back in the bestseller charts with her latest historical fiction book, ‘The King’s Curse.’

8 Julia Donaldson

A big hit among young readers and parents , she is best known for her collaborations with Axel Scheffler on books including ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room On The Broom.

9 Ian Rankin

The long running Inspector Rebus series has been appearing on bestseller lists since 1987. Rankin is about to publish a collection of the Rebus short stories called ‘The Beat Goes On.’

10 Roald Dahl

This year is the 50th anniversary of the classic ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ and Dahl remains one of the most popular children’s authors of all times.