The October LibraryReads List

The October list of librarian favorites includes new romance, horror, imaginative tales, and an early foray into the winter holiday season. 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.

  • Wildfire by Hannah Grace
    Complex characters and a summer camp setting make for a fun late-season beach read.
  • Let Him In by William Friend
    Young twin girls find an imaginary friend in this unsettling gothic story.
  • The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon
    An Asian-inspired fantasy novel features unlikely allies bound by a political marriage.
  • The Leftover Woman by Jean Kwok
    Two mothers are willing to risk everything to protect what they love.
  • Better Hate Than Never by Chloe Liese
    Reunited childhood neighbors in an enemies-to-lovers romance.
  • West Heart Kill by Dann McDorman
    A private eye plus a hunting cabin in the Adirondacks equals an original take on locked-door mystery.
  • A Holly Jolly Ever After by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone
    Holiday romance blooms between an actress and a former boy band member.
  • Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward
    An enslaved girl reflects on her lost mother and African warrior grandmother.
  • Midnight is the Darkest Hour by Ashley Winstead
    The daughter of a Louisiana reverend is drawn into local myths and a mysterious murder.
  • The Unmaking of June Farrow by Adrienne Young
    A family saga marked by a missing mother and a centuries-old curse.
  • Straw Dogs of the Universe by Ye Chun
    This LibraryReads bonus pick tells the story of Chinese railroad workers in 19th-century California.
  • The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year by Margaret Renkl
    This Notable Nonfiction pick is a yearlong memoir.

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.