Summer Reading 2024 - Staff Picks

Scarsdale Summer Reading Staff Pick

Need Some Bookish Inspiration?

"This is a biography of the famed sci-fi writer, Estelle Butler. It is intended for young teens all the way up to adults. The book is special because it is a biography written as a collection of poems and text, sprinkled with quotes by Butler and filled with imagery and figurative language. A truly unique style of biography writing could not be more fitting for Butler!" - Caroline on Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler by Ibi Zoboi. 

Fiction or factual, literary classic or guilty pleasure, all of these books are special to someone here at the Scarsdale Library. We hope that you find something in this list that speaks to you!

Whether it is a book that you return to again and again or something you picked up at just the right time in your life, we invite you to share your reading adventures too.

Enjoy this list of staff picks, grouped loosely by genre and intended audience. And don't forget to register for our summer reading program this year! If you have any book reviews you would like to share, share them with us starting June 23 and automatically enter to win prizes at the end of the summer.

"This whirlwind action-adventure dives deep into corporate influence, poverty, climate change, and the ethics of water rights, while never losing the focus on its taut plot, well thought out characters and devastatingly portrayed setting. Brilliant!" - Catherine on The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi.