Staff Picks: Best of 2022

What were Chandler Library staff reading this year? Check out our staff picks for 2022 - our favorite books that came out this year! Take a look at some highlights below, and view our complete lists for adults and youth.

Adult Fiction

All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers
A journalist uncovers her hometown's dark secrets. From the host of a popular true crime podcast.

The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson
The daughter of an Appalachian librarian wants to prove that she doesn't need anyone telling her how to survive.

The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
Based on the true story of an ordinary woman who became one of the Soviet Union’s deadliest snipers during World War II.

Adult Nonfiction

Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte
Learn a new way to organize information, improve your memory and get things done.

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
A former child actor details her difficult family relationships in this memoir.
Multiple staff members recommended this book, making it our top pick for 2022!

The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman
An examination of the history, politics, music and film and “offline culture” of the 1990s.

Teen Fiction

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
A multigenerational story stretching from Pakistan to California.

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
A sixteen-year-old Latina transfers to a Catholic high school after being outed at her old school.

Kids’ Chapter Books and Nonfiction

Blue by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and Daniel Minter
Learn about the color blue and the history of the high-demand powders and dyes used to create it.

The Midnight Children by Dan Gemeinhart
A lonely boy makes friends with six mysterious runaways, but can he save them from danger?

Picture Books

The Baker by the Sea by Paula White
Everyone has a role in a small seaside village, but the baker’s son wants to be a daring fisherman when he grows up.

The Blur by Minh Le
A baby with superhero-like abilities and her parents, racing to keep up with her.