Your Name = Kimi no na wa by Makoto Shinkai

“Glorious animation, emotional voice acting (I watched the original Japanese version), a perfect soundtrack, and a surprisingly-edge-of-your-seat teen romance collide in Your Name. At a certain moment, I began crying… and basically cried all the way through to the credits. Empathetic tears, nervous tears, sad tears, happy tears. A beautiful roller coaster of a film experience!” – Kelly, Circulation

Mitsuha and Taki are strangers. She lives in a rural town and he’s in faraway Tokyo. Yet they begin regularly waking up in each other’s bodies. Navigating their swapped daily lives, friendships, families, and jobs… they grow to know one another intimately. Is this Fate? The tug of the Universe itself? Will they ever meet one another as their true selves?

The Pyrates by George MacDonald Fraser

“The Pyrates has a colorful world ranging from dungeon fortresses to desert islands to native villages. In many ways, it seems like a Saturday morning cartoon for adults.” – Max, IT
The Pyrates is a comical sea adventure during the golden age of piracy. It follows a large cast of over-the-top characters as they each pursue their own goals, some of which may be wealth, noble missions, or romance.

The Lake House by Kate Morton

“This book really held my interest with a lot of plot twists.” – Mary, Circulation

A riveting story set in two time periods surrounding the disappearance of a young boy. It kept me guessing until the end!

SUPERBLOOM by MisterWives

“I’ve been listening to MisterWives for years, and their latest album SUPERBLOOM is the album I’ve been listening to in order to get me moving and dancing even during the loneliness I’m experiencing during the isolation of quarantine. Many of the songs are about coming out of a dark place and finally living your truth and loving life.” – Gina, Circulation

MisterWives is an indie pop/alternative band that has a good mix of songs you can dance to and lyrics that you can relate to.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

“I really enjoyed this upbeat, insightful, and thought-provoking book. I was intrigued by Lori’s struggles, as well as the struggles of her patients and how therapists can help us with our problems. This book helped me to understand how therapy can help us both see ourselves more clearly and overcome life’s obstacles.” – Nancy, Adult & Teen Services

Lori Gottlieb is a therapist, author, and advice columnist in Los Angeles who seeks therapy for herself after a difficult breakup. The book features the stories of Lori’s patients and the challenges they face, as well as Lori’s own story and the challenges she faces.

Believe Me by J.P. Delaney

“There are many twists and unexpected turns; the audiobook was especially good!” – DGPL Staff

This is about an English actress (living in NYC) whose goal is to get a green card. She agrees to help the police catch a professor who they suspect of killing his wife….but she doesn’t expect to fall in love with him, or to be driven nearly to her wit’s end to find out the truth.

Real Life by Brandon Taylor

“I loved how well Taylor’s writing was able to transport the reader into Wallace’s mind and body and feel his deep alienation, loneliness, desire, and pain. Taylor’s words are poignant and purposeful, and give a powerful voice to so many experiences, feelings, and emotions that ought to be heard.” – Van, Adult & Teen Services

Wallace, a gay, Black biochem graduate student at a predominantly white Midwestern graduate school, navigates tokenism, racism, and biases in academia while struggling with his own internal conflicts and trauma.

Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America by John Lewis

“An inspiring read for anyone who seeks to bring truth, peace, justice, and love to the world.” – Grace, Public Relations

In Across That Bridge, Congressman John Lewis draws from his experience as a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer timeless wisdom, poignant recollections, and powerful principles for anyone interested in challenging injustices and inspiring real change toward a freer, more peaceful society.

Tristan Strong Destroys the World by Kwame Mbalia

“The author has created a fascinating world of African mythology and African American tales and I think this book is even better than the first. The book is good but the audiobook is exceptional. Amir Abdullah’s narrating skills will have you spellbound. Available in eAudiobook and Playaway only.” – Sharon, Kids Room

A few weeks after the events of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (2019), Tristan is back at his grandparent’s farm when he receives a dire warning from Alke, “He’s coming!” Tristan uses his well-honed storytelling skills to get back to Alke, and discovers the evil Shamble Man capturing the gods and goddesses of Alke and slowly destroying them (and their stories). It’s up to Tristan and his friends from Alke to stop the Shamble Man.

The Passengers by John Marrs

“The characters were really well-developed and the pace was unrelenting! The twists and turns kept coming, and the social commentary was also really interesting. This was just the escapist thrill I needed!” – Van, Adult & Teen Services

In the near future, all cars are completely self-driving and the cars of eight passengers have been hijacked. The one thing these strangers have in common is that they are set to die in less than three hours.