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Sachem Public Library
Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 • 631-588-5024

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday CLOSED (through 9/22/24)

Book List: Gentle Reads

Sachem Public Library

Entwined / Heather Dixon

Entwined / Heather Dixon

Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother's death, Princess Azalea and her eleven sisters join The Keeper, who is trapped in a magic passageway, in a nightly dance that soon becomes nightmarish.
Fever crumb / Philip Reeve.

Fever crumb / Philip Reeve.

In a future London, England, foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.
The girl the sea gave back / Adrienne Young

The girl the sea gave back / Adrienne Young

Tova has lived around the Svell her entire life, and despite their fear of her, they use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. But, for the first time in generations, the leaders of Svell are divided. When Tova is looked to as a decision-maker, she will set into motion a series of events that will change her life forever.
Love & gelato / Jenna Evans Welch

Love & gelato / Jenna Evans Welch

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but not because she wants to. It was her mother’s dying wish that she gets to know her father who has been absent for sixteen years. But, when Lina receives a journal her mother kept while living in Italy, Lina uncovers a world of secret romance, art, and hidden bakeries.
We are all made of molecules / Susin Nielsen.

We are all made of molecules / Susin Nielsen.

Trying to make the best of things when their parents move in together, a socially clueless genius and a less-than-bright but popular girl tackle a mean-spirited bully with their combination of hapless nerd power and malaprops.
To best the boys / Mary Weber

To best the boys / Mary Weber

In the province of Caldon, where women train to become wives and men pursue education, Rhen Tellur wants nothing more than to become a scientist. In order to reach her goals, Rhen applies for an all-male scholarship competition. But not everyone is ready for a girl breaking beyond society’s limits, and not everyone will survive the competition.
Legend / Marie Lu.

Legend / Marie Lu.

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
Skyward / Brandon Sanderson

Skyward / Brandon Sanderson

Humanity has been driven to almost-extinction by attacks from alien Starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living amongst some of the last remaining humans, dreams of becoming a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes her dream might be possible.
Pride and premeditation / Tirzah Price

Pride and premeditation / Tirzah Price

When a murder rocks London high society, seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet uses the opportunity to prove herself, despite constant interference by Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Lizzie is convinced the authorities have the wrong person, but soon the case and her feelings for Darcy become far more complicated.
The obsidian mirror / Catherine Fisher.

The obsidian mirror / Catherine Fisher.

When his father disappears while experimenting with a black mirror that is a portal to both the past and the future, Jake encounters obstacles when he tries to use the mirror to find his father.
The girl from the sea / Molly Knox Ostertag

The girl from the sea / Molly Knox Ostertag

Fifteen-year-old Morgan can’t wait to finish high school and escape the island where she lives, leaving behind her sad divorced mom, her volatile younger brother, and her friends who don’t understand her at all. Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie, and her life changes drastically.
The library of lost things / Laura Taylor Namey

The library of lost things / Laura Taylor Namey

Literary genius Darcy Wells has spent her whole life living in a world of books, hiding from the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding. That is until she meets Asher Fleet, former pilot with a shattered future who walks into her bookstore- and her heart.
Luck of the Titanic / Stacey Lee

Luck of the Titanic / Stacey Lee

Valora Luck dreams to leave England behind and become a circus performer in New York. When she is denied at the gangway for being Chinese, she sneaks onto the ship as a stowaway. But when disaster strikes, Val must switch her focus from her dreams to survival.
96 miles / J. L. Esplin

96 miles / J. L. Esplin

During a massive blackout in rural Nevada, two brothers struggle to survive without their self-reliance obsessed dad and without enough water, crossing the desert for help.
The scorpio races / Maggie Stiefvater.

The scorpio races / Maggie Stiefvater.

Returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
Peak / Roland Smith.

Peak / Roland Smith.

A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
The last voyage of Poe Blythe / Ally Condie

The last voyage of Poe Blythe / Ally Condie

Poe Blythe, the seventeen-year-old captain of the Outpost’s last mining ship, believes she has lost it all. As she navigates the Serpentine River seeking revenge, she begins to reckon with the person she has become. Poe must ask herself how love can change you, and how it impacts the person she wants to be.
The selection / Kiera Cass

The selection / Kiera Cass

For America Singer, the Selection is a nightmare. She’s uninterested in turning her back on her secret love, Aspen, and entering a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Until she meets Prince Maxon and begins to question all the plans she’s made for herself.
All these things I've done / Gabrielle Zevin

All these things I've done / Gabrielle Zevin

In a world where chocolate and caffeine are contraband and teen cellphone use is illegal, sixteen-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust into the spotlight as the reluctant heir to a famous New York City crime family.
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