LIBRARIES in Worcestershire have revealed their most borrowed books of 2017.

Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train was the favourite fiction read among adults, who picked up the book 1,317 times.

David Walliams' Ratburger took the top spot in the juniors' category, with 547 loans last year.

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member with responsibility for communities, said: "It's always interesting to learn what the most borrowed books of the year have been.

"These figures go to show how popular our libraries are and how people continue to choose libraries to borrow books so they can tick them off on their reading lists.

"Our libraries stock such a wide range of titles for all tastes."

Author Lee Child found himself in the adult fiction top five twice, with Make Me coming in second and Night School finishing third.

Comedian Walliams appeared in the juniors' top five again with Billionaire Boy coming in third with 481 loans, pipped to second place by Jeff Kinney's Hard Luck, which was borrowed 491 times.

In the adult non-fiction list, Susan Jeffers' Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway topped the pile with 279 loans.

The figures relate to all 21 public libraries, including Bromsgrove and Redditch.

The Advertiser revealed last month that visitor numbers at Worcestershire's libraries were up by almost 60,000 last year, meaning the county is bucking the national trend of declining library borrowers.