Patience is a virtue

I know how it goes, you hear about the perfect book, you are so excited, only problem is 400 other people heard about the book too. So now the waitlist is 400 people long and you think "I'll just wait until it goes down and then I'll read the book". But THEN you forget and now it's a year later and you're stuck waiting for the newest hot title. Well, how about we step into the wayback machine and find you that hot title from last year while you wait for that hot title from this year?

Here are some of the hottest titles from last year that no longer have huge holds lists:

No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy SEAL : The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Killing of Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Business and in Life by Charles Duhigg

Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

Forks Over Knives: The Plant Based Way to Health by Gene Stone

Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson 

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

I was surprised by the still hefty wait lists on many other popular titles from last year like The Language of Flowers and of course Game of Thrones. Was there a favorite of yours that I missed?

Written by Emily on September 16, 2013

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