The May LibraryReads List

The May list of librarian favorites includes memorable characters, sassy narrators, romance and stories of the present and future. 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.

  • The Ferryman by Justin Cronin
    A future utopia turns into a thriller as dark secrets are revealed.
  • Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
    In the near future, prisoners fight for their freedom in deadly competitions.
  • The Guest by Emma Cline
    Stranded in class-driven Long Island, a young woman struggles to make ends meet.
  • The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane
    A couple trapped by a blizzard must confront the problems in their marriage.
  • Killing Me by Michelle Gagnon
    A snarky narrator is captured by a serial killer. Janet Evanovich meets Stephen King.
  • Practice Makes Perfect by Sarah Adams
    Romance blooms between a “boring” woman and the man she asks to teach her to be sassy.
  • Quietly Hostile by Samantha Irby
    A new collection of essays about “faking your way through adulthood.”
  • The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry
    A world haunted by war is led toward healing by the appearance of a mysterious book.
  • The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer
    Four fans compete to win the only copy of a reclusive author’s new book.
  • Witch King by Martha Wells
    When the descendants of heroes become villains.

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.