Humor is very individual: this is a sampling of books that make us laugh. Humor runs an emotional gamut too: the other side of that laughter might be tears. These books can be found in the Juvenile, Teen, and/or Adult collections of the San Francisco Public Library. Please check the online catalog for location, or ask a librarian for help.
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
- Going Bovine
- Carter Finally Gets It
- Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace
- The Accidental Genius of Weasel High
- Drink, Slay, Love
- Yakitate!! Japan (Manga)
- The Reformed Vampire Support Group
by Sherman Alexie
To Junior, this new school off the reservation looks very, very white, in so many ways.
by Libba Bray
Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob’s (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.
by Brent Crawford
Join Will Carter for his freshman year, when he’ll search for sex, love, and acceptance anywhere he can find it. In the process, he’ll almost kill a trombone player, face off with his greatest nemesis, get caught up in a messy love triangle, suffer a lot of blood loss, narrowly escape death, run from the cops (not once, but twice), meet his match in the form of a curvy drill teamer, and surprise everyone, including himself.
The Sequel: Carter’s Big Break
by MaryJanice Davidson
What’s better than a story about a girl and a dragon? Answer: A story about a girl who turns into a dragon
Other Books in this Series: Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light
The Silver Moon Elm
Seraph of Sorrow
by Rick Detorie
A book for the Wimpy Kid who has grown into a Wimpy Teen Larkin Pace desperately wants a new camcorder. How else is he going to become the next great filmmaker? But his dad won’t give him any money, his sister is determined to make his life miserable, and his nemesis Dalton Cooke is trying to steal his girlfriend. Now this height-challenged aspiring director must chronicle his wacky life for a freshman English assignment.
by Sarah Beth Durst
Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire . . . fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil . . . until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops.
by Takashi Hashiguchi
Azuma Kazuma, young baker, gullible though extremely talented — These are his adventures in the World of Bread.
by Catherine Jinks
Think vampires are romantic, sexy, and powerful? Think again. Vampires are dead. And unless they want to end up staked, they have to give up fanging people, admit their addiction, join a support group, and reform themselves.
Latest Installment: The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group