Often when a book hits the best seller list, the number of holds for that book at the library climbs into the triple digits. Washington County Libraries may have 107 copies of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, and more if you count large print and audio books, but getting that book may still take a while with 582 holds.
All is not lost though. You can still find some of the latest and greatest best sellers of 2012 without the huge waiting list. If you missed these books the first time around, it’s never too late to check them out now. And without a long waitlist, you won’t be waiting forever to get these fabulous titles.
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson hit #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list in November 2011. Success continued and this biography rang in 2012 still at the top of the best seller list.
- Calico Joe by John Grisham first hit #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list in April of 2012.
- The Serpents Shadow by Rick Riordan is the third book in the Kane Chronicles. In May of 2012, the Kane Chronicles and Rick Riordan’s series “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” shared spots on the New York Times Best Seller list.
- Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly may have a long wait list, but his previous book Killing Lincoln won’t keep you waiting for long. Killing Lincoln has enjoyed a long run on the New York Times Best Seller list, first hitting #1 in October 2011 and continuing well into 2012.
- A Dance with Dragons, book #5 in A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, has enjoyed a long and successful run on the best seller list in 2011 and 2012. Now that the waitlist has tapped off, you can enjoy the latest book in this series that started with The Game of Thrones.