The LibraryReads Favorite of Favorites list - librarian favorites published in 2019 – includes several debut novels, romances of many flavors, novels of recent American history and a Pulitzer Prize winner. Find out more about each selection - and place holds - by clicking the title to visit our catalog, and see the LibraryReads website to read brief reviews submitted by librarians from across the country.
- The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Award-winning reporter Orlean blends this history of a library fire with observations about the impact libraries and books have on our lives.
- The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
“Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service.” – author’s website
- Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
“Like the best episodes of Behind the Music, this chronicle of the rise and fall of a fictional ’70s rock group is impossible to resist.” – LibraryReads
- The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
A modern fairy tale by a New York Times bestselling author.
- Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
This debut novel takes on the difficulties of relationships in an adult love story.
- The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
Can romance bloom between two people sharing an apartment – who are never there at the same time? A Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for romance.
- My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
What would you do to protect your family? What if your sister is gorgeous, popular – and has a bad habit of killing her boyfriends? Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Debut Novel.
- The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
An exploration of an abusive boys’ reform school in the 1960s. Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
- Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
A rom-com featuring the son of the U.S. President and Prince Henry of Wales.
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
A dark, twisted thriller for fans of Gillian Flynn and Ruth Ware. A major motion picture adaptation is in the works.
Which one will you read first? If you need help placing a hold with your Chandler Public Library card, give us a call at 480-782-2800.