[minervacirc] High Demand Hold Digest - Day That Doesn't EXist / March Madness Edition

Josh Tiffany jtiffany at gray.lib.me.us
Tue Mar 1 11:48:39 EST 2016


Welcome to the March Madness edition of your high-demand hold list!  The
numbers presented were pulled and sorted last Friday so there might be a
slight variation in the reality of our current surroundings, but I believe
it still provides some insight into the minds of our beloved patrons.

 

Some random notes:

 

Items with the notation *** are currently pre-order / pre-publish.  

 

And for fun, I played with some data.  Among the top 50 most requested items
on the list:

-          A total of 2,809 holds are placed on these 50 items.

-          By item breakdown, 4% are Blu-ray (2 items); 56% are DVD (28
items); 40% are books (20 items)

-          Among the 20 books in the top 50 most request items, 14 are
pre-order.

-          Among the 28 DVDs in the top 50, 6 are pre-order.

-          Excluding pre-order records, the top 50 most requested items
contains 1,858 holds on 489 items

-          When broken down by material type, books have 552 holds on 151
items (ratio of 3.655 holds per item), DVDs have 1,315 holds on 351 items
(ratio of 3.746 holds per item), and Blu-rays have 70 holds on 7 items
(ratio of 10 holds per item).

. and now, the list!

 

Books

1)      My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (227 holds on 72 copies)

2)      When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (168 holds on 35 copies)

3)      Private Paris by James Patterson ***

4)      Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben ***

5)      The Last Mile by David Baldacci ***

6)      15th Affair by James Patterson ***

7)      Extreme Prey by John Sandford ***

8)      The Widow by Fiona Barton (53 holds on 10 items)

9)      Off the Grid by C.J. Box ***

10)   The Obsession by Nora Roberts ***

11)   Dark Money by Jane Mayer (46 holds on 17 copies)

12)   Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear ***

13)   The Steel Kiss by Jeffrey Deaver ***

14)   Wired by Julie Garwood ***

15)   The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson ***

16)   Written On My Heart by Morgan Callan Rogers (32 holds on 7 copies)

17)   Family Jewels by Stuart Woods ***

18)   Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie King ***

19)   The Gangster by Clive Cussler (26 holds on 10 items)

20)   Boar Island by Nevada Barr ***

21)   A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold (23 holds on 9 items)

Large Print

1)      Private Paris by James Patterson ***

2)      A Girls Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber (12 holds on 1 copy)

3)      Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman (11 holds on 4 copies)

4)      The Last Mile by David Baldacci ***

5)      Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben ***

6)      Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (8 holds on 2 copies)

7)      The Steel Kiss by Jeffrey Deaver ***

8)      Dark Money by Jane Mayer (5 holds on 1 copy) 

9)      Death of a Nurse by MC Beaton (5 holds on 2 copies) 

10)   The Expatriates by Janice Lee (4 holds on 1 copy

Graphic Novels

1)      The Walking Dead Compendium Three - 5 holds on 1 copy

2)      Deadpool: Dead Presidents - 4 holds on 2 copies

3)      Chi's Sweet Home 12 - 3 holds on 1 copy

4)      Bernie - 2 holds on 1 copy

5)      Deadpool Corps, Vol 1 - 2 holds on 1 copy

6)      Deadpool Vol. 2 Soul Hunter - 2 holds on 1 copy

7)      Epic Ant-Man Giant-Man - 2 holds on 1 copy

8)      Marvel Zombies: Dead Days - 2 holds on 1 copy

9)      The Private Eye - 2 holds on 1 copy

Audiobooks

1)      My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (19 holds on 5 items)

2)      A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (18 holds on 8 items)

3)      The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (9 holds on 3 items)

4)      When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (9 holds on 1 item)

5)      Find Her by Lisa  Gardner (6 holds on 2 items)

6)      Revenant by Michael Punke (5 holds on 1 item)

7)      Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (4 holds on 2 items)

8)      The Finest Hours by Mike Tougias (4 holds on 1 item)

9)      The Novel Habits of Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (4 holds on
1 item)

10)   Blood Work by Michael Connelly (3 holds on 1 item)

Blu-ray

1)      The Martian - 43 holds on 5 items

2)      Bridge of Spies - 27 holds on 2 items

3)      Spectre - 22 holds on 2 items

4)      Ant-Man - 14 holds on 5 items

5)      Everest - 14 holds on 3 items

6)      Sicario - 14 holds on 4 items

7)      The Martian (Blu-Ray + 3D Blu-Ray combo) - 12 holds on 1 item

8)      Straight Outta Compton - 12 holds on 1 item

9)      Hotel Transylvania 2 - 10 holds on 4 items

10)   Ted 2 - 9 holds on 1 item

11)   Goosebumps - 8 holds on 1 item

12)   Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation - 8 holds on 3 items

13)   Mr. Holmes - 8 holds on 1 item

14)   Terminator Genisys - 8 holds on 1 item

15)   Crimson Peak - 7 holds on 1 item

16)   The Man From UNCLE - 7 holds on 2 items

17)   Steve Jobs - 7 holds on 1 item

18)   The Walk - 7 holds on 1 item

19)   The Age of Adaline - 6 holds on 1 item

20)   Game of Thrones: Season 4 - 6 holds on 1 item

DVD

1)      The Martian - 159 holds on 43 items

2)      The Intern - 135 holds on 25 items

3)      Bridge of Spies - 131 holds on 36 items

4)      Spotlight - 92 holds on 12 items

5)      Spectre - 85 holds on 24 items

6)      Black Mass - 58 holds on 13 items

7)      Burnt - 56 holds on 12 items

8)      Grandma - 53 holds on 15 items

9)      Suffragette - 48 holds on 18 items

10)   The Good Dinosaur - 45 holds on 3 items

11)   Steve Jobs - 44 holds on 14 items

12)   The Last Witch Hunter - 39 holds on 9 items

13)   Love the Coopers - 35 holds on 5 items

14)   Trumbo - 35 holds on 10 items

15)   Learning to Drive - 33 holds on 10 items

16)   Ted 2 - 28 holds on 13 items

17)   Infinetly Polar Bear - 27 holds on 12 items

18)   Truth - 26 holds on 12 items

19)   Irrational Man - 24 holds on 3 items

20)   Woodlawn - 23 holds on 7 items

TV Series

1)      Downton Abbey: Season 6 - 107 holds on 43 items

2)      Shetland: Season 1 + 2 - 32 holds on 12 items

3)      True Detective: Season 2 - 22 holds on 9 items

4)      Ray Donovan: Season 3 - 17 holds on 6 items

5)      Fargo: Year 2 - 16 holds on 7 items

6)      Heartland: Season 8 - 14 holds on 4 items

7)      Marvel Agent Carter: Season 1 - 14 holds on 3 items

8)      Shameless: Season 5 - 14 holds on 1 item

9)      Nurse Jackie: Season 7 - 12 holds on 2 items

10)   Supernatural: Season 10 - 11 holds on 2 items

Blu-ray + DVD Combo Packs

1)      Trainwreck - 16 holds on 1 copy

2)      Star Wars, I, II, III - 6 holds on 1 copy

3)      Inside Out - 5 holds on 1 copy

4)      Maze Runner: Scorch Trials - 5 holds on 1 copy

5)      Everest - 4 holds on 1 copy

6)      Star Wars IV, V, VI - 4 holds on 2 copies

7)      Tomrrowland - 4 holds on 1 copy

8)      The Visit - 2 holds on 1 copy

9)      When Marnie Was There - 2 holds on 1 copy

Music CDs

1)      Blackstar by David Bowie (12 holds on 5 copies)

2)      Let Me Get By by Tedeschi Trucks Band (6 holds on 1 copy)

3)      Badlands by Halsey (4 holds on 1 copy)

4)      The Ghosts of Highway 21 by Lucinda Williams (4 holds on 1 copy)

5)      Wildfire by Rachel Patten (4 holds on 1 copy)

6)      Now That's What I Call Music 57 (3 holds on 1 copy)

7)      Aladdin Sane by David Bowie (2 holds on 1 copy)

8)      The Basement Tapes: Raw by Bob Dylan and the Band (2 holds on 1
copy)

9)      Death of a Bachelor by Panic! At the Disco (2 holds on 1 item)

10)   In Colour by Jamie XXX (2 holds on 1 copy)

 

 

Joshua Tiffany, MLIS

Director - Gray Public Library

(207) 657-4110

jtiffany at gray.lib.me.us

 

"A library's function is to give the public in the quickest and cheapest way
information, inspiration, and recreation.  If a better way than the book can
be found, we should use it."

-           Melvil Dewey

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