Items in Constant Demand

Last Updated: February 25, 2016

The following items are "in constant demand" and therefore will not be available through Minitex:

Books

These titles are unlikely to be available in any format, including spoken audiocassette and CD.

  • $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America / Kathryn J. Edin
  • 14th Deadly Sin / James Patterson
  • Adios, America! /Ann Coulter
  • After Alice / Gregory Maguire
  • After You / Jojo Moyes
  • Alert / James Patterson
  • All Dressed in White / Mary Higgins Clark
  • All the Light We Cannot See / Anthony Doerr
  • All the Single Ladies / Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Along the Infinite Sea: a novel / Beatriz Williams
  • And the Good News is…: Lessons from the Bright Side / Dana Perino
  • Armada: a novel / Ernest Cline
  • Ashley Bell: a novel / Dean R. Koontz
  • Avenue of Mysteries / John Irving
  • Banquet of Consequences / Elizabeth George
  • Barbarian Days / William Finnegan
  • Bazaar of Bad Dreams / Stephen King
  • Being Mortal / Atul Gawande
  • Best Team Money Can Buy / Molly Knight
  • Bettyville / George Hodgman
  • Between the World and Me / Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Billion Dollar Spy / David E Hoffman
  • Bitter Season / Tami Hoag
  • Blackout / Sarah Hepola
  • The Bone Labyrinth / James Rollins
  • The Bone Tree / Greg Iles
  • Boys in the Boat / Daniel James Brown
  • Brain Maker / David Perlmutter
  • The Buried Giant / Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Career of Evil / Robert Galbraith
  • The Cartel / Don Winslow
  • Circling the Sun / Paula Mclain
  • City on Fire / Garth Risk Hallberg
  • The Clasp / Sloane Crosley
  • Code of Conduct / Brad Thos
  • Come Rain or Come Shine / Jan Karon
  • Confess / Colleen Hoover
  • Corrupted / Lisa Scottoline
  • Country / Danielle Steel
  • Crimson Shore / Douglas J Preston
  • Cross Justice / James Patterson
  • The Crossing / Michael Connelly
  • Custer’s Trials: a life on the frontier of a new America / T.J. Stiles
  • A Dangerous Place / Jacqueline Winspear
  • Dead to the Last Drop / Cleo Coyle
  • Dead Wake / Erik Larson
  • Depraved Heart / Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  • Devils Bridge / Linda Fairstein
  • Devoted in Death / J.D. Robb
  • Did You Ever Have a Family / Bill Clegg
  • Down the Rabbit Hole / Holly Madison
  • The End Game / Catherine Coulter
  • Endangered / C.J. Box
  • The English Spy / Daniel Silva
  • Euphoria / Lily King
  • Everything I Never Told You / Celeste Ng
  • Falling in Love / Donna Leon
  • Fates and Furies / Lauren Groff
  • Finders Keepers / Stephen King
  • First Hostage / Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Five Times I Met Myself / James L Rubart
  • Flesh and Blood / Patricia Cornwell
  • Forty Thieves / Thomas Perry
  • Friction / Sandra Brown
  • Gathering Prey / John Sandford
  • Get What’s Yours / Paul Solman
  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web: a Lisbeth Salander novel / David Lagercrantz
  • The Girl on the Train / Paula Hawkins
  • Girl Waits With Gun / Amy Stewart
  • Go Set a Watchman / Harper Lee
  • Goddesses Never Age / Christiane Northrup
  • Grey / E.L. James
  • The Grownup / Gillian Flynn
  • The Guilty / David Baldacci
  • H is for Hawk / Helen MacDonald
  • The Heart Goes Last / Margaret Atwood
  • The Heir (The Selection, #4) / Kiera Cass
  • House of the Rising Sun: a novel / James Lee Burke
  • The Immortal Nicholas / Glenn Beck
  • In a Dark, Dark Wood / Ruth Ware
  • In the Unlikely Event / Judy Blume
  • Japanese Lover / Isabel Allende
  • Kitchens of the Great Midwest / J. Ryan Stradal
  • The Knight of the Seven Kingdoms / George R.R. Martin
  • The Lake House: a novel / Kate Morton
  • Last One Home / Debbie Macomber
  • The Liar / Nora Roberts
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up / Marie Kondo
  • Little Paris Bookshop / Nina George (added 9/2015)
  • Lord Grizzly / Frederick F. Manfred
  • Luckiest Girl Alive / Jessica Knoll
  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto / Mitch Albom
  • Make Me: A Jack Reacher novel / Lee Child
  • The Man in the High Castle / Philip K Dick
  • The Marriage of Opposites: a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzaro / Alice Hoffman
  • The Martian: a novel / Andy Weir
  • The Melody Lingers On / Mary Higgins Clark
  • Memory Man / David Baldacci
  • Modern Romance / Aziz Ansari
  • The Murder House / James Patterson
  • Muralist / Barbara A Shapiro
  • Nemesis / Catherine Coulter
  • Never Never (Never Never, #1) / Colleen Hoover
  • The Nightingale / Kristin Hannah
  • NYPD Red 4 / James Patterson
  • One Man Against the World / Tim Weiner
  • Paper Towns / John Green
  • Pirate Hunters / Robert Kurson
  • Plunder and Deceit / Mark R. Levin
  • Precious Gifts / Danielle Steel
  • The President’s Shadow / Brad Meltzer
  • Pretty Girls / Karin Slaughter
  • Primates of Park Avenue / Wednesday Martin
  • The Promise / Robert Crais
  • Purity: a novel / Jonathan Franzen
  • The Quartet / Joseph Ellis
  • Radiant Angel / Nelson DeMille
  • Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) / Victoria Aveyard
  • The Road to Character / David Brooks
  • Rogue Lawyer / John Grisham
  • The Rumor / Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Santangelos / Jackie Collins
  • Saturn Run: a novel of 2066 / John Sandford
  • The Scam / Janet Evanovich
  • See Me / Nicholas Sparks
  • Seveneves / Neal Stephenson
  • Shadows of Self / Brandon Sanderson
  • Silver Linings / Debbie Macomber
  • Solitude Creek / Jeffrey Deaver
  • Splinter the Silence / Val McDermid
  • A Spool of Blue Thread / Anne Tyler
  • Stars of Fortune / Nora Roberts
  • State of Fear / Michael Crichton
  • Station Eleven / Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Story of the Lost Child / Elena Ferrante
  • The Stranger / Harlan Coben
  • Summer Secrets / Jane Green
  • The Survivor: a Mitch Rapp novel / Kyle Mills
  • Sweet Ruin / Kresley Cole
  • The Theory of Death / Faye Kellerman
  • Tom Clancy Commander in Chief / Mark Greaney
  • Tom Clancy Under Fire / Grant Blackwood
  • Tricky Twenty-Two: A Stephanie Plum novel / Janet Evanovich
  • Trigger Warning / Neil Gaiman
  • Triggers / Marshall Goldsmith
  • Truth or Die / James Patterson
  • The Turner House / Angela Flournoy
  • Undercover / Danielle Steel
  • Vanishing Girls / Lauren Oliver
  • Warrior Nation: a history of the Red Lake Ojibwe / Anton Treuer
  • Welcome to Night Vale: a novel / Joseph Fink
  • Who Do You Love / Jennifer Weiner
  • The Whispering City / Sara Moliner
  • Wicked Charms / Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
  • The Winds of Winter / George R.R. Martin
  • Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) / Marissa Meyer
  • The Witches: Salem, 1692 / Stacy Schiff
  • Wright Brothers / David McCullough
  • X / Sue Grafton

In addition, we are unable to fill requests for items published in 2015-2016 for the following categories:

Romance

Publishers: Aphrodisia, Avon, Bantam, Berkley, HQN books, Harlequin, Pocket Books, Silhouette

Anime, Graphic Novels, Manga

Publishers: DC Comics, Del Rey, Diamond Comic, Image Comics, Marvel, Net Comics, Tokyopop, VIZ

Books on the Following Topics

Celebrity biography and autobiographies (or, recently deceased celebrity works from any year), Cookbooks (especially celebrity-authored), Diet, Disease cures, Health, How-to (investment, money, real estate, and taxes; crafts such as carpentry, jewelry-making, knitting, quilting), Iraq and the war, "Oprah" books (published in any year), Politics (by famous or celebrity politicians, journalists, or TV personalities), Regional or local history by Minnesota authors, Religion and Spirituality (on topics such as, but not limited to, apologetics, autobiography, and fiction titles), Video game strategy guides.

Audio Visual

Most new release entertainment videos released in the past 2 years will not be available for loan through Minitex due to high-demand at the local public libraries. The titles include, but are not limited to:

  • Addicted
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • American Sniper
  • Annie
  • The Best of Me
  • Beyond the Lights
  • Big Hero 6
  • Birdman
  • Book of Life
  • Boyhood
  • Divergent
  • Dracula Untold
  • Dumb and Dumber To
  • The Equalizer
  • Exodus: Gods & Kings
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Foxcatcher
  • Fringe
  • Frozen
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Fury
  • Gone Girl
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • The Homesman
  • Horrible Bosses 2
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  • Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • The Interview
  • Into the Woods
  • John Wick
  • Kill the Messenger
  • Laggies
  • Life Itself
  • Lucy
  • Maleficent
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Ouija
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Predestination
  • Rosewater
  • Selma
  • Song of the Sea
  • St. Vincent
  • Taken 3
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
  • Top Five
  • Unbroken
  • Veronika Decides to Die
  • Vice
  • Whiplash
  • Wild

AV materials in the following categories, released in 2015-2016, are not available for interlibrary loan through Minitex:

  • Anime DVDs
  • Exercise DVDs
  • Television series—DVDs of entire seasons of television programs
  • Television mini-series programs
  • Popular music CDs
  • Works by celebrities who are recently deceased

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