As part of Canada Day celebrations taking place across the country, the Vancouver Public Library has revealed the top 10 most borrowed Canadian books from its collection.

The library says the data was gathered over the last 15 years, which is as far back as its computer records go. 

Here is the list:

1. The Corporation by Joel Bakan

​2. Obasan by Joy Kogawa

3. Room by Emma Donoghue

HIWI - Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue is the author of the novel Room, which has been made into a major motion picture. (Punch Photographic/HarperCollins)

4. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

5. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

6. When the Body Says No by Gabor Maté

7. A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

Magic 8 - Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews is the Canadian author of A Complicated Kindness, which won several awards including the Governor General's Award for English fiction. (Carol Loewen)

8. The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky by Karen X. Tulchinsky

9. The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

10. My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki


Canadian author Ruth Ozeki is the author of My Year of Meats and A Tale for the Time Being. (Kris Krug/Penguin Canada)

Top 10 kids books borrowed:

1. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

2. And Then It Happened by Michael Wade and Laura Wade

3. The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman

MLIB - Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman is the author of over 80 children's and young adult books. (

4. An Ocean Apart by Gillian Chan

5. The Emperor's Code by Gordon Korman

6. Mud City by Deborah Ellis

7. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of Green Gables author P.E.I.

Lucy Maud Montgomery is the author of the popular children's book Anne of Green Gables, which was recently made into a new TV series. (Parks Canada)

8. One False Note by Gordon Korman

9. The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

10. Firewing by Kenneth Oppel

Magic 8 - Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel is the author of several young adult and children's novels, including Firewing. (Mark Raynes Roberts)