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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?

Category: books. There is/are 3 Comments.

Yes, yes! My library list is filled to capacity and I am waiting for the avalanche of books…

I have several that you are waiting for on hold as well!

Comment by Kat 11.28.18 @ 8:27 am

I have none on hold! I would like to read Becoming by Michelle Obama. I cant read and knit at the same time, and my knitting is very soothing to me right now, so…….that’s where my energy goes after day chores and volunteering etc

Comment by kathy b 11.28.18 @ 1:32 pm

I just put a bunch of Christmas books on hold for the kids. Reading them will be part of our Advent celebration.

Comment by Karen 11.29.18 @ 8:49 am