Road Trip Books

What better way to celebrate summer than with a road trip. Whether you're planning an actual road trip, just doing some armchair traveling, or want to dive into an epic road novel you maybe haven't read before, this list has something for everyone.Here's a link to the list on our catalog -  Road Trip Book … [Read More]

“The Blacktongue Thief” by Christopher Buehlman

The Blacktongue Thief By Christopher Buehlman   I received an ARC of The Blacktongue Thief from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review.   If you follow speculative fiction in the online book community, The Blacktongue Thief has likely been appearing over and over in your feed; it’s probably the most-buzzed-about release of 2021. This … [Read More]

Technological Dystopias

Who says summer is just for beach reads? These 9 books are technological dystopias, which is a genre that explores what happens when governments and corporations use technology to control access to resources and provide more power for the already powerful. Ironic, isn't it, that we're sharing this list on Facebook and that half of … [Read More]

Iowa Books

  Looking to read something local(ish)? Here are 9 books set in or about Iowa for your next read. Use this link to see all these books in our catalog. Also, did you know DPL librarians love to make book lists? To find them, head to the catalog page at and click on the  << … [Read More]

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

We’re celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with 10 books from diverse APA authors. These run the gamut from deeply human science fiction short stories to multi-generational family epics, so we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love. Click this link to find a list of all these books in our catalog. Meet the Ganguli family, … [Read More]

“We Are Satellites” by Sarah Pinsker

We Are Satellites By Sarah Pinsker   I received an ARC of We Are Satellites from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.   Pinsker’s latest (and my introduction to her work), succeeding the Nebula Award-winning A Song for a New Day, qualifies as science fiction in only the most technical sense—it follows … [Read More]

Early Chapter Books

“One of the most magical times in parenthood…is watching our children learn to read – first to sound out letters and syllables, then words, and then whole sentences. And before you know it, they too can know the joy of being transported beyond their bedroom and to all kinds of magical worlds: worlds with unicorns … [Read More]