IF your new year’s resolution for 2020 is to read more, these most-borrowed books of 2019 may give you some inspiration on where to start.

Lee Child once again topped the adult fiction list with his book Past Tense, just as he did in 2018 with The Midnight Line.

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith and In A House Of Lies by Ian Rankin made up the top three borrowed adult fiction books.

The Road To Little Dribbling: More Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson, Mythos by Stephen Fry and Becoming by Michelle Obama were the most borrowed non-fiction books.

Roald Dahl penned five of the top 10 borrowed children’s books in the county, and Esio Trot, The Magic Finger and The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me were also popular page-turners.

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary - The Next Chapter by Jeff Kenney, The Amazing Book Of Marvel Spider-Man and the Amazing Book Of LEGO Star Wars, both by Dorling Kindersley Limited, made up the top three in the non-fiction charts.

Travel guide books were also among borrowers' favourites, with Portugal, Italy, Spain, Japan and Scotland the most popular countries to learn about.

Worcestershire County Councillor Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member with responsibility for communities, said: “It’s wonderful to see a wide array of books being borrowed by people of all ages in 2019, and that the joy of reading is there for so many people.

"It’s always interesting to see what our residents enjoy reading at the end of each year.”