The August LibraryReads List

The August list of librarian favorites includes family stories, suspense and plenty of romance. 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 library staff from across the country.

  • Happiness Falls by Angie Kim
    The pandemic sends Mia back to living at home, then her father goes missing.
  • Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo
    Poet Acevedo turns to fiction in this saga of a Dominican-American family.
  • Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Cañas
    A thrilling story of historical fiction, horror, and romance.
  • The Blonde Identity by Ally Carter
    A woman with amnesia teams up with a grumpy spy to stay alive.
  • Kiss the Girl by Zoraida Córdova
    A pop singer meets a band member in a retelling of The Little Mermaid.
  • Whalefall by Daniel Kraus
    A grieving diver is swallowed by a whale and has an hour to escape before his oxygen runs out.
  • The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
    Jewish immigrants, African Americans, and a deaf boy face off against the state.
  • The Witch is Back by Sophie H. Morgan
    Secrets and spells in a romantic tale.
  • Codename Charming by Lucy Parker
    A grumpy royal bodyguard and a cheery assistant in an opposites-attract romance.
  • Mister Magic by Kiersten White
    The nostalgic podcast reunion of a children’s T.V. show turns into a sinister trap.

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.

If you'd like more book recommendations, browse our Books page or check out titles from past LibraryReads lists.