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October 2017

Ultimate Reading List Monthly Update

October 2017

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!”

In the past, we have updated our Ultimate Reading List once a year, but now we're switching things up a bit: from this moment on, we will be updating our Ultimate Reading List every month, so you can start adding our selections to your TBR even sooner. Read below to see the titles we're adding this month.

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway - Fiction

October 3, 2017


Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including: Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties, and Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother.

Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages edited by Melissa de la Cruz - Nonfiction/Short Stories

October 3, 2017


BECAUSE I WAS A GIRL is an inspiring collection of true stories by women and girls about the obstacles, challenges and opportunities they've faced…because of their gender. Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz, the book includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, including bestselling authors Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray and Margaret Stohl; industry pioneers like Dolores Huerta, Trish McEvoy and Holly Knight; renowned chef Katie Button; aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore - Fantasy

October 3, 2017


For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a secret: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. After generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens. The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss and family.