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Top 30 Most Wanted

YPRL Staff

13 January, 2022

Right now these adult fiction books are our Top 30 MOST WANTED.

They have the most amount of holds, everyone wants to read them and there is a long waiting time to get them BUT… did you know that some of them are available for you to walk in to a branch and grab off the shelf without waiting?

Library branches: Mill Park, Eltham, Watsonia and Diamond Valley have what we call Book Express.

This means we buy extra copies of some of the best, newest and most popular books and put them aside. You can’t put a hold on them but you can walk in and immediately borrow them. You can borrow up to 5 at a time from the Book Express collection.

So ask yourself, what are you waiting for?

Remember, many of these books are available in different formats. You may find that there is a shorter waiting time for the eBook or Audio version.

Titles with book cover images are the ones that are also a part of Book Express. Click on the book you are interested in, check availability to see which branch you can pop in and grab it from today!

1. Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty


2. Beautiful World, Where are you, Sally Rooney

3. Devotion, Hannah Kent

4. The Younger Wife, Sally Hepworth

5. Sorrow and Bliss, Meg Mason


6. Better off Dead, Lee Child

7. The Judge's List, John Grisham

8. Wild Place, Christian White

9. The Paper Palace, Miranda Cowley Heller


10. The Last Thing He Told Me, Laura Dave


11. Treasure & Dirt, Chris Hammer

12. The Way it is Now, Garry Disher


13. The Dark Hours, Michael Connelly


14. Love & Virtue, Diana Reid


15. The Housemate, Sarah Bailey


16. Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr

17. The Promise, Damon Galgut

18. One Hundred Days, Alice Pung


19. Crossroads, Jonathan Franzen

20. We Were Never Here, Andrea Bartz


21. Three Sisters, Heather Morris

22. Over My Dead Body, Jeffrey Archer

23. Wild Abandon, Emily Bitto


24. The Lincoln Highway, Amor Towles

25. Daisy Jones & the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid


26. Wish You Were Here, Jodi Picoult

27. Mercy, David Baldacci


28. The Tea Ladies of St Jude's Hospital, Joanna Nell

29. The Spanish Love Deception, Elena Armas


30. People We Meet on Vacation, Emily Henry



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