Myths Retold By Women

Love. War. Deceit. Betrayal. Tricksters. Gods. Trickster Gods. Mythology has it all.Here's a selection of some of the best recently-published retelling and reimagining of classic myths by women.You can find all these titles in the library's catalog here - Trail of Lightning - Rebecca Roanhorse While most of the world has drowned beneath the … [Read More]

YA Friday

It's YAFriday and we're trying something new: Zodiac inspired booklists!  This week we have recommendations for Leos and Virgos.  Most of our YA Librarian's knowledge of astrology comes from Google so if you know more about the Zodiac in all of its nuance we'd love to hear from you.  What books would you recommend for … [Read More]

Nordic Books

It's Nordic Fest in Decorah this week, so here are 8 books that explore the 5 Nordic countries. (We'll save you the google search - Nordic usually refers to Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Scandinavia is usually just Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.) Stop in during the fest for the AC, a comfy chair and … [Read More]

YA Friday

It's #YAFriday!  This week we're highlighting books that fans of Never Have I Ever. (Season 2 just dropped on Netflix last week!)  Never Have I Ever is an American coming-of-age comedy-drama television series starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher.  This booklist is part of our "recommended reads for fans of" series of booklists.      [Read More]

YA Friday

It's #YA Friday and today, instead of making a booklist inspired by a topic, a movie, or a television show, we're experimenting with reading mood boards inspired by popular aesthetics: cottagecore and dark academia.  Whether you're looking to embrace all things pastoral or dig into a moody academic mystery, DPL staff have book recommendations for … [Read More]

YA Friday Korra

Great news: we recently added the Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra Graphic Novels to our collection! Earlier this year, we highlighted books that fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender might enjoy for one of our YA Friday booklists. This week, we thought we'd highlight Korra. This is part of our "recommended reads … [Read More]

Essay Collections

This week, we've got a list of essay collections for you. From John Green's funny, deeply humane Anthropocene Reviewed to Marilynne Robinson's blisteringly intelligent What Are We Doing Here, you'll probably find something on this list to make you think. And think. And think. Here's a link to the list in the catalog - [Read More]