Build Your Own Christmas Movie Romance: Pick Your Plot, Meet Your Man, and Create the Holiday Story of a Lifetime by Riane Konc

“Riane’s trademark witty writing will grab you from the first few pages. If you love great writing, satire, and holiday reads, this book is for you!” – Joy, Adult & Teen Services

Need a cozy read this holiday season? In a “choose your own adventure” writing style, you can decide your heroine’s problem, how she’ll meet her man during the holidays, all written with Riane’s trademark hilarious prose. A humor writer for McSweeney’s, the New Yorker, and Mad Magazine, this is her first book that’s guaranteed to make you laugh or cry (or both!).

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

“I love Terry Pratchett’s Discworld franchise. His keen satire, original fantasy setting, and prolific library of work makes it easy to recommend anything by him. Going Postal, specifically, is the peak of his craft.” – Max, IT

Failed conman Moist von Lipwig receives a stay of execution. In exchange for his life, the manipulative Patrician of the city tasks him with revitalizing the postal service.

F*ck Your Diet: And Other Things My Thighs Tell Me by Chloe Hilliard

“Stand up comedienne Chloe Hilliard pokes fun at her own growing pains but gives us so much more to consider on these topics, backed up with extensive research. I was smiling and often laughing out loud while reading this book, and thinking about people I want to share chapters with.” – Kelly, Kids Room 

Funny, informative, and insightful essays that explore how society reinforces messages about race, feminism, pop culture, and the perfect body.

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

“It is VERY funny—the audiobook is fantastic, with amusing accents” – DGPL Staff

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a Viking boy whose father is head of his tribe. During his tribe’s initiation, he proves himself to be a brave risk-taker! Hiccup’s dragon Toothless, adds much comedy to the novel.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

“Mindy auditioned for an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. (Yes, Mindy Kaling from The Office.) She professionally impersonated Ben Affleck. She used to be a member of a middle school Cheesecake Factory gang of girls. I had to reread multiple chapters because I was laughing too hard the first time.” – Kelly K., Circulation

Mindy Kaling – the obedient, chubster child of immigrant professionals, playwright, and comedy writer/actress – writes a “memoir.” But really, she just makes you feel like she’s in the room with you, reliving her most humiliating failures. And finally, finally, reaching a few goals.

Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol

“This book made me laugh! It starts out like an old folk tale and somehow veers off into the realm of sci-fi. It’s also probably the sweetest book ever written about a cranky old lady just yelling at everyone to leave her alone.” – DGPL Staff

An exasperated old woman leaves on a quest to find the impossible- a quiet, calm place to sit so she can knit sweaters for all of the children before winter comes. “Leave me alone!” she shouts repeatedly along the way- first at the horde of children, then at bears, at mountain goats, even at little green moon-men!

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

“I loved how layered and complex the characters and relationships are.  This short book packs a powerful punch, taking readers on a funny, weird, and poignant ride!” – Van, Adult & Teen Services

Lillian, who has no experience taking care of children, is called upon by a former roommate to take care of twin ten-year-olds for the summer. The kids are easily bored, perpetually hungry, and happen to burst into flames when they get upset.

Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

“This book has unicorns and rainbows, both literally and figuratively. Not only is this book fun and super cute, but it also has a wonderful message about love and acceptance. Just thinking about this book makes me want to read it all over again!” – Van, Adult & Teen Services

An adorable unicorn named Kelp is born to a family of narwhals.

Legally Blonde, Strictly Ballroom, Baby Boom

“I was looking for something light and funny during these stressful times. All three of these movies, which are available to stream on Hoopla, fit the bill. They made me smile and laugh and provided a nice escape from the events of the outside world.” – Nancy, Adult & Teen Services

A California sorority girl and fashionista heads to Harvard Law (Legally Blonde), an Australian wallflower shines at a ballroom dance competition (Strictly Ballroom), and a high profile New York businesswoman moves to Vermont after inheriting a baby and losing her edge in the New York business world (Baby Boom).

Life Will Be the Death of Me…And You Too! by Chelsea Handler

“I’ve followed Handler’s career for years now, and her very in your face, no holds barred, no filter comedy has always been funny. This book, however, is brutally honest, insightful, sensitive, and hilarious. One minute I was laughing, the next minute I was in tears.” – Erin, Kids Room

Comedian Chelsea Handler decides to make some changes in her life and in the world around her. She wants to become more self-sufficient, she wants to work through her anger, and she wants to finally confront the death of her brother.