3 YA Must-Reads from Natalie of Books, Etc.


At Readers.com, we love a good, can’t-put-down book — or maybe even a whole library full of them. From fan favorites and must-read lists to up-and-coming authors, we’ve interviewed the greatest literary enthusiasts around. So what exactly is on their nightstand? Read on to find out, and be sure to check back regularly for the latest page-turning talk.

Our latest What’s On My Nightstand? highlight is Natalie of Books, Etc. This Canadian-living lady shares her love for all book genres (especially YA) on her blog. Check out her recommended must-reads of the moment, and lucky for you, it’s the perfect fall weather to sit outside with a good book and a pumpkin latte!

Books, Inc. Must-Reads

1. The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

This book was impossible to put down, and it had the most creative concept! Essentially, people are created to be exactly the same as another person, so that if that person died, they could have someone replace them and their life. Definitely under-appreciated in my opinion. I loved practically every bit about this book, and I think this is a book that I might even pick up in a couple of years and read again! The story will make you think a lot about what it means to follow your heart and stay true to yourself –that is exactly the journey that Eva goes on throughout this book. With moments that will have you with butterflies in your stomach and others that will be tearing at your heartstrings, The Lost Girl is one of the best dystopian novels I have read!

2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith 

It was nice to read a standalone book that kept me wanting to read through the night! I devoured this one, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you’re looking for a book that you won’t be able to put down, this is it! This book is an adorable account of two teenagers’ love at first sight, which all happens over a span of 24 hours.

3. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

This is one of the better books I have read recently. To start, the concept is very intriguing! It is about a post-apocalyptic world where birds don’t fly and flowers are rare, and a dictatorship called The Reestablishment has taken over, promising to make the world better again. But of course, they are not going to, and they are just selfish, evil people. They have put the narrator, Juliette, into an asylum to keep her and her dangerous touch hidden away from the world. If you want a book full of action, romance, and an interesting new writing style, then Shatter Me is the book for you! I honestly can’t think of one thing that I didn’t enjoy about this book. I loved every minute of this book, and I couldn’t put it down. I cannot wait to read Unravel Me — I need to get my hands on that book now.

Thank you for sharing, Natalie! For more interesting reads, be sure to peek at our latest suggestions in the What’s On My Nightstand? series.

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