An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
If you like social media and art students and alien statues and conspiracies, then this is probably the book for you. If you don't, then I probably can't recommend Hank (the brother of John) Green's bizarre and wonderful novel. Think The Amazing Race with tin foil hats.
There is no better time than now to read John Lewis' astounding graphic novel autobiography. From Freedom Riders to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Lewis shares his incredible life as an activist and congressman. Reading the work of this civil rights icon was a life-changing experience for me.
The Name of the Wind
I usually recommend this book as "Harry Potter for adults." Rothfuss weaves a fascinating story of magic, science and music. The only problem? He's only written two books of this trilogy (this is #1) and dedicated readers have been waiting NINE YEARS for book #3. You should read it, because it's phenomenal, but then prepare yourself to join the growing throng of anxious fans all clamoring for more.
(Northport and Onion Creek)
The Zen of Screaming I and The Zen of Screaming II (DVDs)
Melissa Cross is a vocal instructor who basically teaches you how to sing screamo/heavy metal music aggressively without damaging your vocal cords. (Not currently available in the LOSC catalog.)
The Empire Strikes Back (DVD)
I love all of the Star Wars series, but this one is my favorite. (Not currently available in the LOSC catalog.)
(Chewelah and Lakeside)
The Poacher's Son
This is the first in the Mike Bowditch series. I am currently reading through this series and recommend it to anyone who enjoys murder mysteries and the outdoors. Mike Bowditch is a Game Warden in Maine, and he has a knack for finding trouble with his higher-ups for relentlessly solving the crimes that have a way of always finding him.
The Book of the Dun Cow
An older title, but one that has stuck with me for years. It is a good vs. evil fantasy, in which the hero is a rooster and his spiritual leader is a cow. (Not currently available in the LOSC catalog.)