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November 28, 2018

library holds list explosion
posted by soe 1:26 am

My holds list at the library tends to get out of control in December and January as best-of lists begin to appear, but this year stress has moved the needle to near-full earlier than usual. I haven’t hit the 25-item request limit yet, but will soon if I’m not careful, particularly because three of the items are still on order.

Here’s what I’ve requested from the library:

  • Tana French’s The Witch Elm
  • The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez
  • The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, by Jeffrey C. Stewart
  • Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk
  • The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge, by M.T. Anderson
  • A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories, edited by Bettye Collier-Thomas
  • Kate Milford’s Ghosts of Greenglass House
  • Donald Hall’s Christmas at Eagle Pond
  • All Summer Long, By Hope Larson
  • T. E. McMorrow’s The Nutcracker in Harlem
  • The Emissary, by Yōko Tawada
  • A.J. Pearce’s Dear Mrs. Bird
  • Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black
  • Allie Rowbottom’s Jell-O Girls: A Family History
  • Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing
  • An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones
  • There There, by Tommy Orange
  • Becoming, by Michelle Obama (I’m also on the audio wait list, which I’d prefer, but I suspect neither will come through before the end of the year)

What have you put a hold on at the library?

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