By BROOKE WANSER
Summer is upon us, and with the season comes longer days and more free time to read.
At the Williamson County Public Library, Head of Technical Services Marcia Butler said the main location’s circulation staff has been handling a record 4,000-plus transactions on several days.
Books with the greatest number of holds this week include “Kitchen Confidential,” Anthony Bourdain’s bestseller; “A Murder in Music City;” and #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin’s “All We Ever Wanted,” set in Nashville.
“The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah and “A Murder in Music City” have been the top two most in-demand titles since mid-May.
Butler said current events often dictate which books are requested; a few weeks ago, James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty” was on the list.
Butler also said children’s books are always popular, flying off the shelf as soon as they come in.
The books with the greatest number of holds this week are as follows:
|The Great Alone / Kristin Hannah||Hannah, Kristin, author||Fiction|
|A Murder in Music City : Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man / Michael Bishop||Bishop, Michael, 1956- author||Non-Fiction|
|The Death of Mrs. Westaway / Ruth Ware||Ware, Ruth, author||Fiction|
|The Plant Paradox : The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain / Steven R. Gundry, MD ; with Olivia Bell Buehl”||Gundry, Steven R., author||Non-Fiction|
|The Last Mrs. Parrish : a novel / Liv Constantine||Constantine, Liv, author||Fiction|
|Circe / Madeline Miller||Miller, Madeline. author.||Fiction|
|Just Mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption / Bryan Stevenson||Stevenson, Bryan, author||Non-Fiction|
|The Soul of America : The Battle for Our Better Angels / Jon Meacham||Meacham, Jon, author||Non-Fiction|
|All We Ever Wanted : a novel / Emily Giffin||Giffin, Emily, author||Fiction|
|Anatomy of a Miracle : the true* story of a paralyzed veteran, a Mississippi convenience store, a Vatican investigation, and the spectacular perils of grace : *a novel / Jonathan Miles||Miles, Jonathan, author||Fiction|
|Kitchen Confidential : Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly / Anthony Bourdain||Bourdain, Anthony||Non-Fiction|