New Reads Monday — Week of March 4

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What’s new in YA this week?  Find out here!

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Stacking the Shelves (15)


Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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Top Ten Tuesday (8)


It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT pick up a book

Oh we all have them.  Our own personal little catch phrases that will keep us from clicking the “want to read” button.  So, what are some of mine?  Well, I’m glad you asked!

So, without further ado…

Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make Me NOT Pick Up A Book


 The Next {insert name her} or Better than {insert name here}

I don’t need these phrases to sell books.  It’s kind of insulting as well. So don’t do it.



Seriously girls who need a man to fulfill their lives is cliche and just teaching our teens that they can’t be a capable person on their own merit.


Historical Fiction

If I’m going to read about history, I’d must rather read about things that actually happened.  And there’s also that line “Truth is stranger than fiction.”


Werewolves, Fairies, Vampires, & Witches

Meh.  I’m just not into these.  Although I LOVE The Mortal Instruments series, so obviously there are exceptions to the rules.  And Harry Potter has my heart, but witchcraft just isn’t something I see out.



I’m a normal American, who struggles to pay my bills and buy my books.  So, people who can wave thousands of dollars at their problems don’t exactly make my heart go pitter-patter.  Now, I’m not talking about all people with money, per-say, I’m just talking about knuckle heads that treat money like toilet paper.



Ugh, politics rile me up as it is without having to read about them.  It’s another case of there is enough real-world politics to read about to read political fiction.


Dangerous/Bad Boy

It’s kind of infuriating that every girl has to be demure and naive and every boy has to be brooding, mysterious, and dangerous.  And tattoos do not equal bad boy.


Erotica/BDSM/50 Shades Anything

Nope, no thanks.  Just not my cup of tea.



Westerns/cowboys/home on the range… Not something that peaks my interest in the slightest.



Sports… I hate sports.  So, why would I want to read about them?  Plus athletes just make me feel bad about my lack of coordination.  This does NOT include dance or gymnasts.  I have no logic for this one, except that I was a dancer and a gymnast, so I can relate to them.

So, that’s it.  What about you?  What words/phrases make you say NO THANKS to a book?


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