[minervacirc] High Demand Hold Digest - How is it still hot in September edition

Josh Tiffany jtiffany at gray.lib.me.us
Wed Sep 5 12:55:47 EDT 2018


Greetings, salutations, and welcome back to another fully vetted, EPA
approved edition of the High Demand Hold Digest.

 

Based on several requests from the corners of Maine's Library-land, I'm
starting to post this list on MELIBS as well as the normal Minerva lists so
a quick note of explanation.  This list ranks the most highly requested
items in the Minerva system.  For an item to appear on the list, it must
have at least twice the amount of requests compared to the number of copies
that are available.  So while there may be items in our system that may have
more holds than some titles on the list, there are enough copies so it is
not considered in high demand.  The notations at the end are an asterix if
the item appeared on the list in the previous month, and the number in
parenthesis is the change in the total number of holds since the list was
published last month.  If there is no notation, it is either an item newly
added to the system, or it dropped off and came screaming back (Crazy Rich
Asians, for example).  Occasionally a title may appear twice for a variety
of reasons (different publishers so different bib-records ((again, Crazy
Rich Asians)) or there are two exact same titles for two different items
((Tully)).  The list is generated in the system each evening at midnight, so
any changes that occurred between midnight and when the list is created are
not reflected.

 

A funny side note on that - yesterday when I generated the list, Bob
Woodward's forthcoming book "Fear: Trump in the White House" had a total of
30 holds.  By the time I clocked out yesterday it was up to 97.  Today the
number on the list is 104, while a look at the record reveals that there are
(at this moment) 151 holds.  Funny how things work.

 

So this list is the snapshot of a moment of what our beloved patrons are
most looking for.  To me (and from reports from the field, I am not alone)
this list is amusing, informative, enlightening, interesting, and always a
unique view of our world.  

 

As always, thanks for reading.

 

See you next month where, personally, I'm hoping for a hard frost, flannel
shirts, and the beginning of complaining about the cost of heating fuel,

 

Josh

 

Joshua Tiffany, MLIS

Director - Gray Public Library

(207) 657-4110

jtiffany at gray.lib.me.us

 

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High Demand Hold List September 2018

Books

1)      Stay Hidden (Doiron) - 270 holds on 88 items * (-112)

2)      Educated (Westover) - 165 holds on 55 items * (+37)

3)      The President is Missing (Patterson / Clinton) - 163 holds on 64
items *(-45)

4)      The Other Woman (Silva) - 103 holds on 45 items *(-20)

5)      Pieces of Her  (Slaughter) - 70 holds on 28 items 

6)      Girl, Wash Your Face (Hollis) - 67 holds on 15 items * (+34)

7)      Leverage is Death (Robb) - 57 holds on 13 items 

8)      Crazy Rich Asians (Kwan) - 45 holds on 19 items

9)      Unhinged (Newman) - 43 holds on 10 items

10)   Wild Fire (Cleeves) - 39 holds on 8 items

11)   The Banker's Wife (Algier) - 38 holds on 16 items

12)   Crazy Rich Asians (Kwan) - 33 holds on 6 items

13)   Field of Bones (Jance) - 33 holds on 11 items

14)   Where the Crawdads Sing (Owens) - 32 holds on 9 items

15)   Plant Paradox Cookbook (Gundry) - 27 holds on 11 items * (+1)

16)   Depth of Winter (Johnson) - 22 holds on 11 items 

17)   Cherry (Walker) - 20 holds on 7 items

18)   Iris and Lily.  Book One (Scipioni) - 18 holds on 3 items * (=)

19)   99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret (Brown) - 18 holds on 6 items

20)   Small Fry (Brennan-Jobs) - 18 holds on 4 items

Hot Pre-Release Titles

1)      Kingdom of the Blind (Penny) - 146 holds

2)      Past Tense (Child) - 121 holds

3)      Dark Sacred Night (Connelly) - 93 holds

4)      Holy Ghost (Sanford) - 67 holds

5)      Reckoning (Grisham) - 54 holds

6)      A Spark of Light (Picoult) - 52 holds

7)      Look Alive 25 (Evanvich) - 47 holds

8)      Ambush (Patterson) - 42 holds

9)      Transcription (Atkinson) - 42 holds

10)   Witch Elm (French) - 40 holds

Large Print

1)      The President is Missing (Patterson) - 61 holds on 23 items * (-26)

2)      Stay Hidden (Doiron) - 44 holds on 20 items * (=)

3)      The Perfect Couple (Hilderbrand) - 33 holds on 12 items * (-16)

4)      Clock Dance (Tyler) - 31 holds on 6 items * (+3)

5)      Educated (Westover) - 31 holds on 7 items * (+3)

6)      The Other Woman (Silva) - 29 holds on 14 items * (+7)

7)      The Summer Wives (Williams) - 18 holds on 7 items * (-4)

8)      Texas Ranger (Patterson) - 17 holds on 4 items 

9)      Tailspin (Brown) - 14 holds on 6 items

10)   In His Father's Footsteps (Steele) - 12 holds on 3 items

Audibooks

1)      Crazy Rich Asians (Kwan) - 7 holds on 2 items * (+5)

2)      Pieces of Her (Slaughter) - 7 holds on 2 items

3)      Crazy Rich Asians (Kwan) - 6 holds on 2 items

4)      Soul of America (Meacham) - 5 holds on 1 item * (-2)

5)      Home Sweet Murder (Patterson) - 4 holds on 1 item

6)      The Long-Lost Home (Wood) - 4 holds on 1 item

7)      The Overstory (Powers) - 4 holds on 2 item

8)      Prairie Fires (Fraser) - 4 holds on 2 items * (-1)

9)      Chesapeake requiem (Swift) - 3 holds on 1 item

10)   Fly Girls (O'Brien) - 3 holds on 1 item

 

Graphic Novels

1)      Bleach 74 - 4 holds on 0 items

2)      The Walking Dead vol. 30 - 4 holds on 1 item

3)      Monstress. Vol. 3 - 3 holds on 1 item

4)      Sheets - 3 holds on 1 item

5)      Belinda the Unbeatable - 2 holds on 1 item

6)      Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps - 2 holds on 1 item

7)      CD Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle - 2 holds on 1 item

8)      Heavy Vinyl - 2 holds on 1 item

9)      Hotel Transylvania 3 - 2 holds on 1 item

10)   Supernova - 2 holds on 1 item

DVD

1)      Avengers: Infinity War - 75 holds on 11 items

2)      Book Club - 60 holds on 8 items

3)      Deadpool 2 - 51 holds on 12 items

4)      Life of the Party - 37 holds on 8 items

5)      The Leisure Seeker - 36 holds on 14 items * (+8)

6)      Overboard - 27 holds on 8 items * (+15)

7)      Ready Player One - 26 holds on 12 items * (-14)

8)      Tully - 26 holds on 13 items 

9)      Tag - 24 holds on 3 items

10)   RBG - 20 holds on 7 items

11)   Rampage - 17 holds on 7 items * (-6)

12)   First Reformed - 15 holds on 7 items

13)   Breaking In - 14 holds on 5 items

14)   The Miracle Season - 14 holds on 4 items

15)   Bad Samaritan - 11 holds on 2 items

16)   Upgrade - 11 holds on 2 items

17)   Tully (2003) - 10 holds on 2 items * (-2)

18)   American Animals - 7 holds on 2 items

19)   Escape Plan 2: Hades - 7 holds on 1 item

20)   Revenge - 6 holds on 1 item

TV Series

1)      The Walking Dead: Season 8 - 13 holds on 6 items

2)      The Last Ship: Season 4 - 9 holds on 2 items

3)      Murdoch Mysteries: Series 11 - 9 holds on 4 items

4)      Blue Bloods: Season 7 - 8 holds on 1 item * (+2)

5)      Outlander: Season 3 (Blu-ray) - 8 holds on 1 item * (-1)

6)      Major Crimes: Season 6 - 7 holds on 3 items * (+1)

7)      The Coroner: Season 2 - 6 holds on 2 items

8)      Get Shorty: Season 1 - 5 holds on 1 item

9)      The Heart Guys: Series 2 - 5 holds on  1 item * (+1)

10)   NCIS: Season 15 - 4 holds on 1 item

Blu-ray

1)      Avengers: Infinity War - 36 holds on 6 items

2)      Deadpool 2 - 26 holds on 5 items

3)      Tully - 14 holds on 3 items

4)      Game Night - 6 holds on 3 items * (-5)

5)      On Chesil Beach - 5 holds on 1 item

6)      Novitiate - 4 holds on 1 item

7)      Action Point - 3 holds on 1 item

8)      Face Places - 3 holds on 1 item * (-1)

9)      Revenge - 3 holds on 1 item

10)   Truth or Dare - 3 holds on 1 item * (-3)

11)   The Case for Christ - 2 holds on 1 item

12)   Crooked House - 2 holds on 1 item * (-2)

13)   The Foreigner - 2 holds on 1 item * (-1)

14)   Lowlife - 2 holds on 1 item

15)   Same Kind of Different as Me - 2 holds on 1 item *(-2)

16)   Sniper: Ghost Shooter - 2 holds on 1 item

17)   Twilight Forever - 2 holds on 1 item

18)   What We Do in the Shadows - 2 holds on 1 item

Blu-ray + DVD combo pack

1)      Father Figures - 19 holds on 5 items *(-10)

2)      Life of the Party - 17 holds on 4 items 

3)      A Quiet Place - 16 holds on 4 items *(-8)

4)      Red Sparrow - 10 holds on 2 items * (-7)

5)      Book Club - 8 holds on 2 items 

6)      Chappaquiddick - 8 holds on 2 items

7)      Molly's Game - 7 holds on 2 items

8)      The Commuter - 6 holds on 2 items *(-1)

9)      Blockers - 5 holds on 2 items 

10)   The Blues Brothers - 5 holds on 1 item 

4K

1)      Avengers: Infinity War - 8 holds on 2 items

2)      The Shape of Water - 6 holds on 1 item *(=)

3)      The Greatest Showman - 4 holds on 1 item *(-2)

4)      A Quiet Place - 4 holds on 1 item *(+1)

5)      Red Sparrow - 3 holds on 1 item

6)      Tomb Raider - 3 holds on 1 item

7)      Black Panther - 2 holds on 1 item *(-4)

8)      Ready Player One - 2 holds on 1 item

9)      Saving Private Ryan - 2 holds on 1 item

Music CDs

1)      Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings (Aretha Franklin) - 3 holds
on 1 item

2)      The Blues is Alive and Well (Buddy Guy) - 3 holds on 1 item

3)      Now That's What I Call Party Anthems - 2 holds on 1 item

4)      Rancho Texicano: The Best of ZZ Top - 2 holds on 1 item

5)      Twin Fantasy (Car Seat Headrest) - 2 holds on 1 item *(=)

6)      Woodstock (Portugal. The Man) - 2 holds on 1 item

And a random assortment of goodies

1)      Gray Ukulele - 4 holds on 1 item

2)      Josefina: American Girl doll - 6 holds on 1 item

3)      Farcry 5 (PS4) - 3 holds on 1 item

4)      Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch) - 3 holds on 1 item

5)      The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating (Bailey) MP3 - 3 holds on 1 item

6)      Minecraft (Nintendo Switch) - 2 holds on1  item

7)      Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo Switch) - 2 holds on 1 item

8)      Americanah (Adichie) MP3 - 2 holds on 1 item

9)      The Dead Ringer (Beaton) MP3 - 2 holds on 1 item

10)   Murder, Interrupted (Patterson) -MP3 - 2 holds on 1 item

11)   Lego Incredible (Streaming) - 2 holds on 1 item

 

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