Vacation, TBR, or Bed: YA Books Publishing for March 1st

March 2, 2016 Blog, VTB 0

VTBEach week, choose three books, you can choose however you want (I am choosing books that are being published that week), make it easy for your three books. Then put those three books into the categories:

  • Take on vacation
  • Take to bed
  • Put onto your TBR forever

I’m going to start posting these on Wednesday with a link up if you want to join in on the fun! I’m really excited about it and think it will get us talking about why we want to (or not) read books!


 

YA publishing for March 1st:

You were here400 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire
Grief turned Jaycee into a daredevil, but can she dare to deal with her past?On the anniversary of her daredevil brother’s death, Jaycee attempts to break into Jake’s favorite hideout—the petrifying ruins of an insane asylum. Joined by four classmates, each with their own brand of dysfunction, Jaycee discovers a map detailing her brother’s exploration and the unfinished dares he left behind.As a tribute to Jake, Jaycee vows to complete the dares, no matter how terrifying or dangerous. What she doesn’t bargain on is her eccentric band of friends who challenge her to do the unthinkable: reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother.


The greatest zombie movie ever
272 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire
The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever is so bad, it could wake the dead…

After producing three horror films that went mostly ignored on YouTube, Justin and his filmmaking buddies decide it’s time to make something epic. In fact, they’re going to make The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever. They may not have money or a script, but they have passion. And, after a rash text message, they also have the beautiful Alicia Howtz as the lead.

Hemmed in by a one-month timeline and a cast of uncooperative extras, but aching to fulfill Alicia’s dreams, Justin must face the sad, sad truth: he may, in actuality, be producing The Worst Zombie Movie Ever.


Feminism
160 pages
Published January 1st 2016 by Twenty-First Century Books (CT)
“Are you a feminist?”

This simple question provokes complicated answers. Depending on the polling source, between 23 to 68 percent of American women identify as feminists. While most men and women say they believe in equal rights, there’s something about feminism—America’s new F-word—that makes people uncomfortable.

Generations of American feminists have fought for women’s rights, from gaining the vote in 1920 and legal access to abortion in the 1970s, to recent fair pay laws that expand a woman’s ability to sue for wage discrimination. Despite these wins, many wonder, is feminism still relevant? Does it exclude people of color, men, and GLBTQ communities? Or does it ignore immigration, the environment, and health care?

Explore the history of US feminism through pioneers such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, and Gloria Steinem. Meet modern leaders such as Rebecca Walker and Julie Zeilinger, who are striving to empower women at work, in government, at home—and in cultural and personal arenas. Twenty-first-century feminists are pushing for diverse beauty standards, improved access to birth control and abortion, freedom from sexual violence, GLBTQ rights, affordable child care, and for individual expression of femininity. After reading this book, you’ll be able to respond to “Am I a feminist?” with a confident, informed voice.


The VBT Verdict:

  • You Were Here gets to come with me on vacation. This sounds extremely sad but somehow still really good! Spooky insane asylum as well? Count me in!
  • Feminism will come with me to bed. This sounds like I would need to dig in during a quiet hour. It sounds extremely interesting!
  • The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever Made gets put onto the TBR. As much as it pains me to put a zombie book on my TBR, this just doesn’t sound as exciting as some of the zombie books I’ve read recently.

What books would you put on your list?

If you play, add your link below!

Upcoming lists:

  • Feb 3 – Teen & Ya
  • Feb 10 – Romance
  • Feb 17 – Literary Fiction
  • Feb 24 – Books Publishing Feb 22nd
  • March 2 – Ya
  • Mar 9 – Historical Fiction
  • Mar 16 – Ya publishing March 15th
  • Mar 23 – Cookbooks
  • Mar 30 – Ya publishing March 29th
  • April 6 – Historical Fiction

 

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