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Josh Tiffany <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 5 Oct 2021 16:10:04 -0400
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Greetings, salutations, and welcome back to another spine tingling,
nerve-jangling, ooky-spooky-wooky edition of the High Demand Hold Digest -
your source for the most requested items in the Minerva library system.

The passing of seasons are often marked by collective celebrations that
allow us to note the passage of yet another month in yet another year.  But
for many of us, there are just as many personal moments and private
ceremonies that mark the turning of one season to the next.  It can be that
first time you unzip your winter jacket and inch and don't get frost bite.
or the first time your feet leave the bed and hit the cold floor on a late
August morning. or the first time someone walking in front of you stops cold
in the center of the sidewalk to point at some faraway object that lets you
know spring is here.  These events can mark the passage of time better than
any wall calendar ever will.

For me, I know exactly where I am in space and time when my desk becomes
flooded with first batch of newly released Hallmark Christmas films, and the
pull list for requested items from the Gray Library looks like a truly
amazing lineup of a midnight movie horror film festival.  Yes, when the
first six parts of the Friday the 13th film franchise are requested in one
swoop (along with a plethora of better and worse known horror titles), I
know it is October.  

And what better way to celebrate the season of the witch than watch the
light fade, and find out if you are in possession of the hottest new
releases that our beloved patrons are waiting for?  

As always, the below lists represent items in the Minerva system of
libraries where there are at least twice as many holds as there are items
available.  So while the new regular print version of Nicholas Sparks' "The
Wish" has 42 holds, there are 26 copies in the system - hence it is not
"high demand".  

And if anyone out there happens to stumble across this list via cosmic
coincidence and wants more, yet don't want to subscribe to the Maine Library
list-servs on which it is published, please shoot me an email and I will add
you to a direct distribution list.  

So, as we enter into the final stretch of 2021 - yet another year marked
with fear, loss, paranoia, mistrust, division, shattered hopes, and delayed
expectations, keep your heart warm with the wise words of William Goldman.

"Life isn't fair.  It's just fairer than death, that's all."

Keep marching on, beautiful people.  It's what we do best.

Be well,

Josh

Joshua Tiffany, MLIS

Director - Gray Public Library

Minerva Executive Board Member / Treasurer

Chair - Minerva Cataloging Committee

Minerva Circulation Standards Member 

Acting Town Manager - Town of Gray

 

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Books

1.	The madness of crowds / Louise Penny - 356 holds on 127 items
2.	Apples never fall : a novel / Liane Moriarty - 196 holds on 45 items
3.	Cloud cuckoo land : a novel / Anthony Doerr - 196 holds on 34 items
4.	Peril / Bob Woodward, Robert Costa - 165 holds on 26 items
5.	The last thing he told me : a novel / Laura Dave - 157 holds on 72
items
6.	Harlem shuffle / Colson Whitehead - 133 holds on 39 items
7.	Beautiful world, where are you / Sally Rooney - 132 holds on 40
items
8.	The paper palace / Miranda Cowley Heller - 110 holds on 54 items
9.	A slow fire burning / Paula Hawkins - 108 holds on 44 items
10.	Bewilderment : a novel / Richard Powers - 75 holds on 30 items
11.	Rock paper scissors / Alice Feeney - 62 holds on 18 items
12.	The man who died twice / Richard Osman.           59           18
13.	Vanderbilt : the rise and fall of an American dynasty / Anderson
Cooper - 53 holds on 13 items
14.	Beautiful country : a memoir / by Qian Julie Wang - 51 holds on 16
15.	2 Sisters Detective Agency / James Patterson and Candice Fox - 37
holds on 16 items
16.	Foul play / Stuart Woods - 36 holds on 14 items
17.	The butler / Danielle Steel - 28 holds on 12 items
18.	It ends with us / Colleen Hoover - 26 holds on 11 items
19.	Best in Show / David Rosenfelt - 24 holds on 8 items
20.	Verity / Colleen Hoover - 22 holds on 11 items

Large Print

1.	The madness of crowds / Louise Penny - 76 holds on 22 items
2.	Apples never fall / Liane Moriarty - 45 holds on 16 items
3.	Cloud cuckoo land / Anthony Doerr - 35 holds on 6 items
4.	Billy Summers : a novel / Stephen King - 28 holds on 12 items
5.	The wish / Nicholas Sparks - 23 holds on 4 items
6.	The noise / James Patterson and J.D. Barker - 22 holds on 6 items
7.	A slow fire burning / Paula Hawkins - 20 holds on 5 items
8.	The jailhouse lawyer James Patterson and Nancy Allen - 19 holds on 6
items
9.	Harlem shuffle / Colson Whitehead - 19 holds on 2 items
10.	The paper palace / Miranda Cowley Heller - 17 holds on 6 items

Pre-pub

1.	State of terror / Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny - 190
holds
2.	The Lincoln highway / Amor Towles - 153 holds
3.	BETTER OFF DEAD / Lee Child and Andrew Child. - 125 holds
4.	The judge's list / John Grisham.  101 holds
5.	THE DARK HOURS / Michael Connelly - 83 holds
6.	OH WILLIAM! : a novel / Elizabeth Strout - 82 holds
7.	Crossroads / Jonathan Franzen - 81 holds
8.	GAME ON : TEMPTING TWENTY EIGHT / Janet Evanovich - 70 holds
9.	MERCY / David Baldacci - 62 holds
10.	The judge's list / John Grisham (Large Print) - 43 holds
11.	STATE OF TERROR / Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny (Large
Print)  - 
12.	The Lincoln Highway / Amor Towles (Large Print)  - 25 holds 
13.	THE DARK HOURS / Michael Connelly (Large Print) -v25 holds
14.	2 SISTERS DETECTIVE AGENCY / James Patterson (Large Print) - 15
holds
15.	OH WILLIAM! : a novel / Elizabeth Strout (Large Print) - 13 holds

Audiobooks

1.	Cloud cuckoo land / Anthony Doerr - 22 holds on 8 items
2.	OH WILLIAM! Elizabeth Strout - 9 holds on 1 item*
3.	The judge's list / John Grisham - 7 holds on 2 items*
4.	BETTER OFF DEAD Lee Child - 6 holds on 1 item*
5.	GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE / Diana Gabaldon - 6 holds on 1
item*
6.	Peril / Bob Woodward, Robert Costa - 6 holds on 1 item
7.	Daughter of the morning star / Craig Johnson - 5 holds on 2 items
8.	The Lincoln Highway / Amor Towles - 5 holds on 2 items
9.	The lowering days / Gregory Brown - 5 holds on 2 items
10.	Lightning strike / William Kent Krueger - 5 holds on 1 item

Graphic Novels

1.	Demon slayer. Volume 18, Assaulted by memories (Gotouge) - 4 holds
on 1 item
2.	Demon slayer. Volume 22, The wheel of fate (Gotouge) - 4 holds on 2
items
3.	Nathan Hale's hazardous tales. Cold War Correspondent : A Korean War
tale - 3 holds on 1 item
4.	Cat Kid : Comic Club. 2, Perspectives / Dav Pilkey - 2 holds on 1
item
5.	Princeless. Raven, the pirate princess, year 3. Book 7, Date night
(Whitley) - 2 holds on 1 item
6.	Toilet-bound Hanako-kun. 6 (Aidalro) - 2 holds on 1 item
7.	Tomie (Ito) - 2 holds on 1 item
8.	Uzumaki : spiral into horror (Ito) - 2 holds on 1 item

DVD

1.	Black Widow - 15 holds on 6 items
2.	Rogue Hostage - 5 holds on 1 item
3.	Habit - 4 holds on 2 items
4.	The Bing Crosby Collection - 2 holds on 1 item
5.	Hallmark 2-movie collection - 3 holds on 1 item
6.	Boss Level - 2 holds on 1 item
7.	Catch the Bullet - 2 holds on 1 item
8.	The Gateway - 2 holds on 1 item
9.	Out for Justice - 2 holds on 1 item
10.	Quick Change - 2 holds on 1 item

TV Series

1.	Grace and Frankie: Season 3 -7 holds on 2 items
2.	Traces: Season 1 - 6 holds on 3 items
3.	Heartland: The Complete 13th season - 4 holds on 2 items
4.	Batwoman: The Complete 2nd season - 3 holds on 1 item
5.	Blacklist: Season 8 - 3 holds on 1 item
6.	Chicago Med: Season 6 - 3 holds on 1 item
7.	Young Sheldon: The Complete Fourth Season - 3 holds on 1 item
8.	Mayans M.C.: Season 2 - 2 holds on 1 item
9.	Pennyworth: Season 2 - 2 holds on 1 item
10.	Prodigal Song: Season 2 - 2 holds on 1 item

Blu-ray

1.	Black Widow - 13 holds on 4 items
2.	Young Sheldon: Season 4 - 3 holds on 1 item
3.	28 Days Later - 2 holds on 1 item
4.	James Bond Collection - 2 holds on 1 item
5.	The Matrix Triple Feature - 2 holds on 1 item
6.	The Misfits - 2 holds on 1 item
7.	Star Trek: The Original 4-movie Collection - 2 holds on 1 item

Video Games (Nintendo Switch)

1.	The legend of Zelda : skyward sword - 9 holds on 4 items
2.	WarioWare : get it together! /- 4 holds on 1 items
3.	LEGO Harry Potter collection [years 1-7] - 3 holds on 1 item
4.	Miitopia - 3 holds on 1 item
5.	Pokemon : let's go Eevee! - 3 holds on 1 item
6.	Sega Genesis classics - 3 holds on 1 item
7.	Bakugan : Champions of Vestroia - 2 holds on 1 item
8.	Hyrule warriors / produced by Omega Force ; Team Ninja - 2 holds on
1 item
9.	PAW Patrol the movie. Adventure city calls - 2 holds on 1 item
10.	Pikmin 3 deluxe - 2 holds on 1 item

MISC

1.	F9: The Fast Saga (4K) - 2 holds on 1 item
2.	Adventure according to Humphrey / Betty G. Birney (Playaway) - 2
holds on 1 item
3.	Runaway Ralph / Beverly Cleary (Playaway) - 2 holds on 1 item

 

BLAST FROM THE PAST

The High Demand Hold List from October 2019

Books

1.	A Better Man (Penny) - 412 holds on 90 items
2.	The Dutch House (Patchett) - 197 holds on 33 items
3.	Almost Midnight (Doiron) - 192 holds on 88 items
4.	Chances Are. (Russo) - 168 holds on 57 items
5.	The Institute (King) - 139 holds on 50 items
6.	The Testaments (Atwood) - 135 holds on 48 items
7.	The Water Dance (Coates) - 106 holds on 30 items
8.	The Shape of Night (Gerritsen) - 74 holds on 14 items
9.	The Secrets We Kept (Prescott) - 72 holds on 33 items
10.	Bloody Genius (Sandford) - 71 holds on 16 items

Large Print

1.	A Better Man (Penny) - 54 holds on 11 items
2.	The Inn (Patterson) - 30 holds on 15 items
3.	Water Dancer (Coates) - 25 holds on 2 items
4.	The Institute (King) - 22 holds on 1 item
5.	The Dutch House (Patchett) - 21 holds on 4 items

DVDs

1.	Avengers: Endgame - 70 holds on 31 items
2.	Aladdin (2019) - 51 holds on 18 items
3.	Yesterday - 50 holds on 18 items
4.	X-Men: Dark Phoenix - 35 holds on 15 items
5.	Spider-Man: Far From Home - 32 holds on 3 items
6.	The Dead Don't Die - 17 holds on 7 items
7.	Child's Play (2019) - 14 holds on 3 items
8.	Echo in the Canyon - 14 holds on 6 items
9.	Shaft - 11 holds on 4 items
10.	The Souvenir - 10 holds on 5 items

Blu-ray

1.	Avengers: Endgame - 32 holds on 10 items
2.	X-Men: Dark Phoenix - 23 holds on 7 items
3.	Men in Black: International - 22 holds on 3 items
4.	Aladdin (2019) - 17 holds on 8 items
5.	Booksmart - 14 holds on 4 items
6.	John Wick: Chapter 3 - 13 holds on 5 items
7.	Yesterday - 13 holds on 4 items
8.	Hellboy - 9 holds on 2 items
9.	Godzilla: King of the Monsters - 8 holds on 4 items
10.	The Intruder - 8 holds on 1 item

TV Series

1.	The Good Fight: Season 3 - 16 holds on 7 items
2.	Outlander: Season 4 (Blu-ray) -   13 holds on 2 items
3.	Murdoch Mysteries 12 - 10 holds on 3 items
4.	Elementary: The Final Season - 8 holds on 2 items
5.	NCIS Season 16 - 8 holds on 1 item

 

 

 

 

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