[minervacirc] High Demand Hold Digest - Whoa edition

Josh Tiffany jtiffany at gray.lib.me.us
Fri Jun 1 12:24:39 EDT 2018


Greetings, salutations, and welcome back to another action-packed, edge of
your seat, summer blockbuster edition of the high demand hold list - your
Rosetta stone to discern what desires lie behind the eyes of our beloved
patrons.

 

A note on the methods, and a new tweak on an old list.  As a reminder, the
system generated report that is the genesis of this little monthly list
defines a "high-demand hold" as any item that has a ratio of 2-holds to 1
copy on any given item.  So while there may be books out there with over 100
holds, if it doesn't meet the 2-to-1 ratio, it will disappear from this
list.  And I mention this because I've added another data set onto the list.

 

Items that are followed by the * note indicate that the item appeared on
last month's list.  For items with the * mark, there is a number that
follows it.  This number is the change in the total number of holds from
last month to this.  So for example, David Baldacci's "The Fallen" appeared
on the list last month.  The (+6) note indicates that last month there were
112 holds, while this month, there are 118.  The other end is "Lady Bird"
DVD which has a (-48) notation, meaning the total number of holds dropped
from 119 to 71.  And if the notation is (=), the total number of holds on
the item is unchanged from one month to the next.  This notation does not
take into account additional copies that were added to an item, nor the
change in holds placed versus holds fulfilled.  It is just another
data-point to show what is moving quickly, what is gaining attention, what
is moving like sludge, and what is new to the list this month.  

 

So as this world grows weirder (this week alone, a puppet lawyer defeated
the mighty Sesame Street, Top Gun 2 began production while the 10-year
development hell of the remake of "The Crow" died weeks before filming
began, warnings had to be given NOT to roast marshmallows over erupting
volcanoes, a former military intelligence officer reports that UFOs may have
made contact with undersea creatures off the coast of California in 2004, an
unidentified "wolf-like" creature was shot in Montana leaving wildlife
officials baffled, Kim Kardashian lobbied our President for criminal justice
reform, Alexa is listening and will send recorded conversations to
co-workers, and a woman in Sweden changed the name of her child after
accidentally tattooing the wrong name on her body), keep in mind the kind
words of the dearly departed Waylon Jennings - "I may be crazy but it keeps
me from going insane".  

 

Cheers, thanks, happy reading, and I'll see you on the flip side.  Because
really, what could possibly go wrong?

 

Josh

 

Books

1)     The Fallen (Baldacci) - 118 holds on 51 items * (+6)

2)     Educated (Westover) - 109 holds on 49 items * (-1)

3)     Shelter in Place (Roberts) - 102 holds on 31 items

4)     17th Suspect (Patterson) - 95 holds on 38 items * (+2)

5)     The Outsider (King) -89 holds on 39 items

6)     Twisted Prey (Sanford) - 84 holds on 37 items * (-3)

7)     The Death of Mrs. Westaway (Ware) - 74 holds on 17 items * (+54)

8)     How to Change Your Mind (Pollan) - 61 holds on 20 items 

9)     The Soul of America (Meacham) - 55 holds on 17 items

10)The Overstory (Powers) - 49 holds on 22 items

11)The Mars Room (Kushner) - 46 holds on 22 items

12)The President is Missing (Clinton) - 44 holds on 13 items

13)The High Season (Blundell) - 33 holds on 14 items

14)Into the Raging Sea (Slade) - 31 holds on 11 items

15)Us Against You (Backman) - 25 holds on 7 items

16)Robin (Itzkoff) - 23 holds on 11 items

17)Facts and Fears (Clapper) - 21 holds on 6 items

18)Iris and Lily: Book 1 - 15 holds on 1 item

19)The Keto Diet (Vogel) - 13 holds on 5 items

20)The Year of Less (Flanders) - 13 holds on 6 items

Pre-orders

1)     Stay Hidden (Doiron) - 158 holds

2)     The Perfect Couple (Hilderbrand) - 58 holds

3)     Dark Sacred Night (Connelly) - 43 holds

4)     Past Tense (Child) - 35 holds

5)     The Other Woman (Silva) - 32 holds

6)     All We Ever Wanted (Giffin) - 28 holds

7)     Holy Ghost (Sanford) - 28 holds

8)     A Gathering of Secrets (Castillo) - 27 holds

9)     Turbulence (Woods) - 27 holds

10)Cottage by the Sea (Macomber) - 26 holds

Large Print

1)     The Fallen (Baldacci) - 57 holds on 14 items * (+4)

2)     17th Suspect (Patterson) - 53 holds on 11 items * (+7)

3)     Educated (Westover) - 20 holds on 4 items * (+5)

4)     The President is Missing (Clinton) - 16 holds on 2 items (+6)

5)     An American Marriage (Jones) - 14 holds on 6 items (-5)

6)     The Outsider (King) - 14 holds on 1 item 

7)     Twisted Prey (Sanford) - 14 holds on 4 items

8)     The Good Fight (Steel) - 10 holds on 1 item

9)     By Invitation Only (Frank) - 9 holds on 3 items

10)Fascism: A Warning (Albright) - 9 holds on 1 item

Audiobooks

1)     The Outsider (King) - 21 holds on 10 items

2)     The Temptation of Forgiveness (Leon) - 13 holds on 3 items * (+2)

3)     Warlight (Ondaatje) - 10 holds on 2 items 

4)     Death of Mrs. Westaway - 9 holds on 2 items

5)     Calypso (Sedaris) - 8 holds on 1 item

6)     Prairie Fires (Fraser) - 8 holds on1 item * (=)

7)     Burning Maze (Riordan) -7 holds on 1 item

8)     Soul of America (Meacham) - 7 holds on1 item

9)     The Knowledge (Grimes) - 6 holds on 1 item

10)The Perfect Mother (Molloy) - 6 holds on1 item

Graphic Novels

1)     The Infinity War - 10 holds on 2 items * (+2)

2)     Deadpool vol 8 - 3 holds on 1 item

3)     Batman Detective Comics vol 5 - 2 holds on 1 item 

4)     Blackest Night.  Black Lantern Corps.  Vol. 2 - 2 holds on 1 item *
(=)

5)     Captain Marvel.  Vol 1 - 2 holds on 1 item

6)     Cyanide and Happiness - 2 holds on 1 item

7)     Deadpool vol 6 - 2 holds on 1 item

8)     Disney Descendants vol 1 - 2 holds on 1 item

9)     Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil vol 1 - 2 holds on 1
item

10)Superman Action Comics.  The Oz Effect - 2 holds on 1 item

Music CDs

1)     Golden Hour (Kacey Musgraves) - 3 holds on 1 item * (+1)

2)     Singin in the Rain (Nacio Herb Brown ) - 3 holds on 1 item

3)     60s number 1 hits - 2 holds on 1 item

4)     A Deeper Understanding (War on Drugs) - 2 holds on 1 item

5)     Great groups of the 50s and 60s - 2 holds on 1 item

6)     Marry Me (St Vincent) - 2 holds on 1 item

7)     Motown Nuggets (Mojo) - 2 holds on 1 item

8)     Twin Fantasy (Car Seat Headrest) - 2 holds on 1 item

 

DVD

1)     The Post - 105 holds on 40 items * (-28)

2)     Black Panther - 82 holds on 19 items 

3)     Lady Bird - 71 holds on 32 items * (-48)

4)     Game Night - 36 holds on 7 items 

5)     Red Sparrow - 29 holds on 12 items

6)     Annihilation - 22 holds on 5 items

7)     Fifty Shades Freed - 17 holds on 5 items

8)     Insidious: The Last Key - 12 holds on 4 items * (+2)

9)     The Handmaid's Tale (1990) - 9 holds on 1 item * (-2)

10)Den of Thieves - 8 holds on 3 items * (-1)

11)I Kill Giants - 7 holds on 2 items 

12)Proud Mary - 7 holds on 1 item

13)Black Panther (animated) - 6 holds on 2 items

14)Hangman - 6 holds on 2 items

15)Heal - 6 holds on 1 item

16)Samson - 6 holds on 3 items

17)Blood Money - 5 holds on 2 items

18)PiYO: Define Yourself - 5 holds on 1 item

19)Rebel in the Rye - 5 holds on 2 items

20)Coco - 4 holds on 1 item

TV Series

1)     Outlander: Season 3 - 68 holds on 27 items * (-6)

2)     Unforgotten: Season 1 - 27 holds on 11 items

3)     A Place to Call Home: Season 5 - 26 holds on 8 items * (+8)

4)     Heartland: Season 10 - 11 holds on 4 items * (+3)

5)     Outlander: Season 3 (Blu-ray) - 10 holds on 1 item * (+3)

6)     The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 (Blu-ray) - 9 holds on 3 items * (-1)

7)     Shameless: Season 8 - 9 holds on 4 items

8)     Atlanta: Season 1 - 8 holds on 4 items

9)     A French Village: Season 7 - 7 holds on 2 items

10)Major Crimes: Season 6 - 7 holds on 2 items * (-2)

 

Blu-ray

1)     Black Panther - 38 holds on 6 items

2)     Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - 24 holds on 6 items * (-4)

3)     The Greatest Showman - 20 holds on 9 items * (+1)

4)     Annihilation - 18 holds on 2 items 

5)     The Post - 17 holds on 8 items * (-5)

6)     Call Me By Your Name - 13 holds on 2 items * (-6)

7)     Red Sparrow - 12 holds on 5 items

8)     The Commuter - 11 holds on 4 items * (+6)

9)     Game Night - 11 holds on 1 item

10)Winchester - 10 holds on 2 items

11)The Florida Project - 9 holds on 2 items * (-1)

12)Fifty Shades Freed - 7 holds on 2 items 

13)Same Kind of Different as Me - 7 holds on1 item * (=)

14)Crooked House - 6 holds on 1 item * (-1)

15)Early Man - 6 holds on 2 items

16)A Fantastic Woman - 6 holds on 2 items

17)All the Money in the World - 5 holds on 1 item * (-1)

18)Faces Place - 5 holds on 1 item

19)Only the Brave - 5 holds on 1 item

20)Dunkirk (single disc blu-ray) - 4 holds on 1 item * (-2)

Blu-ray + DVD combos

1)     The Post - 41 holds on 5 items * (+2)

2)     Father Figures - 26 holds on 3 items

3)     Lady Bird - 24 holds on 7 items * (-5)

4)     Thor: Ragnarok - 24 holds on 6 items * (+3)

5)     Darkest Hour - 23 holds on 5 items * (-10)

6)     The Shape of Water - 23 holds on 5 items * (-3)

7)     The Greatshow Showman - 18 holds on 3 items

8)     Downsizing - 11 holds on 3 items

9)     Molly's Game - 11 holds on 2 items

10)Maze Runner: Death Cure - 8 holds on 1 item

11)Peter Rabbit - 8 holds on 3 items

12)Red Sparrow - 8 holds on 1 item

13)The Commuter - 7 holds on 1 item

14)Game Night - 7 holds on 2 items

15)Justice League - 6 holds on 2 items

16)Winchester - 6 holds on 1 item

17)Daddy's Home 2 - 5 holds on 1 item

18)Let There Be Light -5 holds on 1 item

19)Pitch Perfect 3 - 5 holds on 1 item

20)Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay - 4 holds on 1 item

 

4K

1)     The Shape of Water - 11 holds on 1 item * (-1)

2)     Black Panther - 8 holds on 1 item 

3)     Jumangi: Welcome to the Jungle - 7 holds on 1 item * (+2)

4)     The Greatest Showman - 5 holds on 1 item * (-4)

5)     Red Sparrow - 3 holds on 1 item

6)     Coco - 2 holds on 1 item * (=)

7)     The Post - 2 holds on 1 item * (=)

8)     Star Wars: The Last Jedi - 2 holds on1  item

 

 

Joshua Tiffany, MLIS

Director - Gray Public Library

(207) 657-4110

jtiffany at gray.lib.me.us

 

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