Staff Picks 2021

‘Tis the season for Best Books of the Year lists! Check out what your Chandler Library staff picked as their favorite books of 2021. Read on for some selected titles, or browse the full list here, opens a new window.

Adult Fiction

The Final Girl Support Group, opens a new window by Grady Hendrix
A group of survivors are the only people who can stop a killer.

Local Woman Missing, opens a new window by Mary Kubica
This suspense tale is our most popular staff favorite of this year.

Falling, opens a new window by T.J. Newman
Page-turning suspense on board a plane.

Adult Nonfiction

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law, opens a new window by Mary Roach
The popular science writer is back to explore the intersection of humans and the wild.

Crying in H Mart, opens a new window by Michelle Zauner
A memoir of growing up Korean-American and our top nonfiction pick.

Teen Fiction

Love in English, opens a new window by Maria E. Andreu
A teenage poet moves from Argentina to New Jersey and tries to communicate how she feels.

Instructions for Dancing, opens a new window by Nicola Yoon
Evie’s parents get divorced - and then she develops the power to see the fate of relationships.

Kids’ Books

My Voice is a Trumpet, opens a new window by Jimmie Allen
Many voices join in this rhyming picture book.

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer, opens a new window by Traci Sorell
A biography of the real-life scientist, written for kids in grades 2-3.