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.

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.