You’ve seen what the New York Times, Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly think are the best books of 2016 - now see what staff at your Chandler Public Library think are the best books published this year! From psychological thrillers to romance to literary fiction to memoirs, we’ve got something for everyone covered in our list of favorites. Browse the complete list in our catalog and place holds on your picks. You can see our top five favorites below along with links to more best books lists from around the web.
Our Top Picks:
Arrowood by Laura McHugh - This novel focuses on an unsolved crime from two decades ago and has family secrets you wouldn't expect! It is for fans of thrillers, suspense, and psychology. (Aubrey - Basha)
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis - Deep mystery, intertwined stories, engaging and descriptive of the past, and a strong sense of place at the famous Barbizon Hotel in NYC. (Rosanna - Downtown)
News of the World by Paulette Jiles - This historical novel has well developed characters and a compelling story - the plot moves at a good pace. It is also very descriptive - I felt I was in the wagon with Kidd and Joanna! Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award (Marybeth - Downtown)
Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen - This book has it all - it’s cute, funny, entertaining, charming, sweet, and has relatable characters. (Rosanna - Downtown)
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz - This murder mystery is a fun, quick read with a twist at the end. (Amanda - Sunset)
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