Summer Reading 9th
Summer Reading FAQ
Why do summer reading?
Reading a book (or several books!) over summer will keep your brain active, which will mean you
will be more prepared for the tough academic year ahead.
How do I choose a book?
Read the descriptions of the books on the opposite side of this page. What topics, descriptions, and
genres spark your interest? If you can, visit the library or bookstore and actually look at the books in
person – check out the covers, read a few pages, and read the extended summaries on the inside flap
in order to help you make a decision. Sometimes, reading online reviews will give you an idea if you
will like the book – try www.goodreads.com.
Where can I find these books?
All of these books are available at the San Francisco Public Library. Their website (https://sfpl.org)
has information about which books are available at the branches most convenient for you. If you
would prefer to buy the book, many of these titles can be found at various bookstores – including
used bookstores – in San Francisco and online retailers such as Amazon.com.
What if I want to read a book that’s not on this list?
Go ahead! This list contains only a few suggestions – if there’s a different book that you’ve been
interested in reading, please feel free.
How can I borrow electronic copies of these books and books not on this list?
Using your San Francisco Public Library card, you can access thousands of titles of ebooks,
audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more using hoopla or Libby. Don’t have a library card? Apply for
your Scholar Card today! To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org and give them your legal name, mailing address, date of birth, and school.