Posted in Adult, Fiction

Read These While You Wait

The downside to wanting to read a popular new book is that… everyone else also wants to read the popular new books. I took a look in our system, and below, you’ll find the five books that have the longest waitlists in the Monarch Library System. And after you put yourself on those waitlists (or not), you can also find a list of four similar books for each title – books without waitlists that you can read in the meantime!


#1 Most Popular: Blindside by James Patterson and James O. Born

While you wait, try:
New York Dead by Stuart Woods
Undercurrents by Ridley Pearson
Plum Island by Nelson DeMille
Close Your Eyes by Iris Johansen


#2 Most Popular: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

While you wait, try:
The Same Sky by Amanda Ward
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
Where We Come From by Oscar Cásares
Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende


#3 Most Popular: Such a Fun Age by Reid Kiley

While you wait, try:
Disgruntled by Asali Solomon
That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis


#4 Most Popular: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

While you wait, try:
A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell
Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
The Stranger by Harlan Coben
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapeña


#5 Most Popular: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

While you wait, try:
The Handbook For Lightning Strike Survivors by Michele Young-Stone
History Lesson For Girls by Aurelie Sheehan
Blue by Danielle Steel
Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg