For books hot off the press, Los Angeles Times presents a Summer Reading Guide, good for beach reads as well as more ambitious reading. Fiction and non-fiction are listed under the categories of Beach Reads, History and Biography, Young Adult & Children, Lifestyle, Quirky, and Audio.
You may need to look in various library systems to find these new books though. For San Jose Public Library, please look up our catalog and Downloads page; and "request" your particular books, ebooks, or audio books when they are not currently on shelf. To start you off, below are examples of the titles found in our catalog:
For Bay Area bestsellers, please visit SFGate. The top bestsellers in our catalog include, but not limited to, the following:
Bring Up the Bodies: a novel, by Hilary Mantel.
Mission to Paris, by Alan Furst
An American Tapestry, by Rachel L. Swams.
To win prizes for reading, come join the library’s Summer Reading Celebration at your branch libraries or online!
Would you like to learn how to juggle? Would you like to watch a professional juggler as he balances watermelons and raw eggs? Would you like to see him do his tricks while riding a six-foot-high unicycle?