We’ve all had it happen: You hear about a book and go to your local library to find it. Turns out dozens of people are ahead of you on the waitlist. Don’t fret! In this weekly column, our friends at Pima County Public Library let us in on some high-demand titles and suggest others to try.

Waiting for: Ann Patchett’s “Commonwealth

Try: Carol Anshaw’s “Carry the One

Ann Tyler’s “A Spool of Blue Thread

Waiting for: Roxane Gay’s “Bad Feminist

Try: Caitlin Moran’s “How to Be a Woman

Rebecca Solnit’s “Men Explain Things to Me

Waiting for: Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist

Try: Rudolfo Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima

Larry Watson’s “Montana 1948

Waiting for: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Try: Alan P. Lightman’s “The Accidental Universe

Roberto Trotta’s “The Edge of the Sky

Waiting for: Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman in Moscow

Try: Sarah Waters’ “The Paying Guests

Eowyn Ivey’s “The Snow Child