We’ve all had it happen: You hear about a book and go to your local library to find it, but dozens of people are ahead of you on the waitlist.

Don’t fret. In this weekly column, Pima County Public Library staff let us in on some high-demand titles and suggest others to try while you wait.

Waiting for: Attica Locke’s “Bluebird, Bluebird


Attica Locke’s “The Cutting Season


alter Mosley’s “The Long Fall”

Waiting for: Jesmyn Ward’s “Sing, Unburied, Sing”


Toni Morrison’s “Beloved

Ayana Mathis’ “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Waiting for: Gabrielle Union’s “We’re Going to Need More Wine


Waiting for: James McBride’s “Five-Carat Soul


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah

Paul Beatty’s “The Sellout

Waiting for: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “We Were Eight Years in Power


Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me

Gwen Ifill’s “The Breakthrough