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November 2018

Ultimate Reading List Monthly Update

November 2018

One of our most popular features on Teenreads is our Ultimate Reading List, a selection of books that are compelling, beautifully written, pure fun, thought-provoking or edge-of-your-seat gripping; books that we would hand to someone and say, “read this!” This month, we're adding five amazing titles you're sure to love.

Girls of Paper and Fire Written by Natasha Ngan with a Foreword by James Patterson - Fantasy

November 6, 2018


Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most demeaning. This year, there's a ninth. Lei is a member of the Paper caste --- and the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king's interest. Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, she does the unthinkable --- she falls in love, and her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world's entire way of life.

Hide with Me by Sorboni Banerjee - Thriller

November 6, 2018


Tucked away in an abandoned barn on the edge of the farm, the mysterious Jane Doe starts to heal and details of her past begin to surface. A foster kid looking for a way out, Jane got caught up in the wrong crowd and barely escaped with her life. Cade has a difficult past of his own. He's been trapped in the border town of Tanner, Texas, his whole life. His dad is a drunk. His mom is gone. Money is running out. Cade is focused on one thing, a football scholarship --- his only chance. Just across the border in a city in Mexico lies the life Jane desperately wants to leave behind.

Pulp by Robin Talley - Queer Fiction

November 13, 2018


In 1955, eighteen-year-old Janet Jones keeps the love she shares with her best friend Marie a secret. It’s not easy being gay in Washington, DC, in the age of McCarthyism, but when she discovers a series of books about women falling in love with other women, it awakens something in Janet. She risks exposing herself --- and Marie --- to a danger all too real, as she juggles a romance she must keep hidden and a newfound drive to write her own story. Sixty-two years later, Abby Zimet can’t stop thinking about her senior project and its subject --- classic 1950s lesbian pulp fiction. She feels especially connected to one author, a woman who wrote under the pseudonym “Marian Love,” and becomes determined to track her down and discover her true identity.