YA Book Discussions

Book Discussions

Current Year’s Books

Ink and Bone
by Rachel Caine

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly — but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden. Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service. When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe knowledge is more valuable than any human life — and soon both heretics and books will burn …

Monday, April 9, 2018
from 3:00-4:00 pm

The first ten SCTY library cardholders will receive a free copy of the book.

Registration begins February 22.

The Memory of Things
by Gae Polisner

On the morning of September 11, 2001, sixteen-year-old Kyle Donohue watches the first twin tower come down, then while fleeing home to safety, he finds a girl covered in ash who has no memory.

Monday, February 12, 2018
from 3:00-4:00 pm

The first ten SCTY library cardholders will receive a free copy of the book.

When Friendship Followed Me Home
by Paul Griffin

Seventh-grader Ben, always an outsider, is led into a deep friendship with Halley, who is being treated for cancer, by the special dog he and his adoptive mother take in.

Monday, December 11, 2017
from 3:00-4:00 pm

The first ten SCTY library cardholders will receive a free copy of the book.

Everything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon

Confined to her home because she is allergic to the outside world, a teenage girl’s life changes when she begins a romance with the new boy next door that challenges everything she’s ever known.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
from 3:00-4:00 pm

Previous Year’s Book Lists