FICTION is top of the pops with Huddersfield's book borrowers.
The Public Library staff say fiction books are noticeably more popular than non-fiction.
But gardening and cookery are among books that are frequently borrowed, along with crime and thrillers.
Hot books at the moment are Audrey Howard's Skylark's Song and Theo Luxton's Real Truth About the Golf Swing.
Danielle Steele has been named as the most popular author in Huddersfield.
Librarian Pam Chew says: "Over the last 12 months borrowing figures at the library have increased.
"This is due to a stock influx and also because we are promoting books as much as possible, aiming to increase statistics and issue figures."
She said the children's library was also very popular, with more and more children being encouraged to read.
Jacqueline Wilson is Huddersfield's favourite children's writer at the moment.
Ms Chew added: "As well as providing us with information reading is a great way to relax and escape from the pressures of today's world."
Nationally, new library figures from Lewis (Library Enquiry Web Information Service) show the popular books and authors with borrowers across the UK.
In the North readers are in agreement with the rest of the UK in placing Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince as first and second most frequently borrowed books.