What are Singaporeans reading?
[09 Mar 2006]
Actually, this list is not a Singapore-wide list. It is drawn from the “Top 20 Hot List” in my institution’s library. So the readership is basically 17 to 20 year-olds and then 35 to 60 year-olds.
The list is
based on the highest number of loans transacted for lifestyle lending, lifestyle fiction & lifestyle AV for books, fiction & media respectively for each month.
An interesting insight into what the interests are, especially Japanese, and Cosmos…
- Japanese for busy people I : Kana version / Association for Japanese-Language Teaching. – Tokyo
- Minna no Nihongo . Elementary : translations & grammatical notes in English. – Tokyo
- A woman’s guide to business and social success / by Ruth Tolman
- Li Guang Yao Zhuan Ji = The biography of Lee Kuan Yew / Zhou Guo Can, editor.
- Bangkok. – [Hong Kong] : APA Publications (HK) Ltd.
- Harry Potter and half-blood prince / J.K. Rowling. – London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2005.
- Angels and demons / Dan Brown. – London : Corgi Books, 2001.
- Kiss me once, kiss me twice / Kimberly Raye. – New York : Warner Books, c2004.
- A bend in the road / Nicholas Sparks. – London : Bantam Books, 2002.
- Digital fortress / Dan Brown. – New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2004.
- Cosmos [videorecording] : a personal voyage / written by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan & Steven Soter.
- Rowan Atkinson is Mr. Bean [videorecording] : the whole Bean / producer, Sue Vertue ; directed by John Birkin and Paul Weiland ; written by Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll, Rowan Atkinson.
- Finding the love of your life [sound recording] / Neil Clark Warren.
- Looney tunes golden collection. Volume 2 [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. present a Warner Bros. Cartoon.
- The power of ambition [sound recording] : unleashing the conquering drive within you! / Jim Rohn ; producer, Karen Stelmach.