Top 5 Wednesdays: Over Hyped 2019 Book Releases That I Don’t Care About🤷🏻‍♀️

Hi, all! On Wednesdays I post my “Top 5” which comes from a GoodReads group that creates topics for bloggers to write about. The topic this week is “Top 5 Hyped 2019 Releases That You Don’t Care About”. This is kind of an amusing one to me because I pay zero attention to release dates so I have to go searching to see what 2019 is going to give us in books this year. Oh well. Let’s get started!

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)The Wicked King – Holly Black 

Release Date: Jan. 8th, 2019

OK, before anyone gets offended:  I only don’t care about this release because I didn’t read The Cruel Prince. I mean, I have no intentions of reading it (though I ask you not to hold this against me if I one day cave and check it out) but you know… details. When I saw this topic, the first thing to pop into my mind was this sequel. I feel like I’ve seen it talked about extensively and while I’m glad that everyone else is super pumped for it (I guess it released yesterday), I just don’t really care much about the release.

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi 

Release Date: Jan. 15th, 2019

I saw this talked about SO MUCH on Twitter when people started receiving their ARCs. It seemed like everyone was completely obsessed with it. Unfortunately for me, I couldn’t hop on this train because the book seems to be historical fiction and, well… I don’t like historical fiction. So there’s that. I have heard great things about this book though, but the synopsis truly doesn’t interest me at all. So although the book releases in a mere 6 days, I remain unexcited.

Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1)Chain of Gold – Cassandra Clare 

Release Date: Nov. 19th, 2019

I know that there are surely Cassandra Clare fans ready and eager to rip apart her haters so let me just say: I have absolutely nothing against Cassandra Clare novels. I just haven’t read any yet, so I don’t feel like I can really relate to the craze that I usually see surrounding her books. I gather that she’s a magnificent story teller so I’m interested in checking her stuff out one day, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

You'd Be MineYou’d Be Mine – Erin Hahn

Release Date: April 2nd, 2019

I haven’t seen this one hyped up a bunch in other places, but my own Goodreads friends have been adding this to their lists like crazy. Apparently the story is based on Johnny Cash and June, and while I love a good Johnny Cash song, I’m not at all interested in reading a retelling of two country singers falling in love on tour. I’m not huge on stories that are built entirely on romance so this one not only doesn’t excite me but in fact would likely bore me.

The Seduction Expert (The Seduction Expert #1)The Seduction Expert – Saya Lopez Ortega 

Release Date: May 27th, 2019

This is on almost every single 2019 list I come across… And good for it, of course, but also… there is no synopsis for this book? So… why is it so highly anticipated? The Goodreads page literally just says, “One of the most anticipated romance books of 2019. ***Official summary to come***” and I’m just a big ball of confusion. I know some people have gotten ARCs for it so I’m assuming the book was built up by word of mouth?? But I truly have no idea. And, to be frank, I just can’t find it in me to be excited for a book release when I know absolutely nothing about the book itself.

Are you eagerly anticipating any of these releases? What releases for 2019 do you care/don’t care about? Talk to me (:




13 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesdays: Over Hyped 2019 Book Releases That I Don’t Care About🤷🏻‍♀️

  1. Yeah, if I did a list of my top 5 releases I don’t care about, they’d probably exclusively consist of sequels to books I haven’t read! I’m so behind on series reading because I haven’t read many over the past several years. Hoping to make 2019 the year that I actually catch up on some.

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    1. I’m putting a lot of attention on series this year but I still don’t usually migrate towards huge fantasy series, so of course I get to escape the craze when a new sequel from a crowd favorite gets released.

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  2. I am so so so excited for Chain of Gold, but I completely understand not being excited for it if you haven’t read any Cassandra Clare. I am also excited for You’d Be Mine, but I could care less about The Wicked King, just because I haven’t read the first one and don’t think I’d enjoy it anyways.

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    1. I’d really like to check out a Cassandra Clare book but she has so many that I truly don’t know what series to start with 😅 I’m too critical for romances; I usually prefer a thriller lol. I’m unsure of how I’d feel about The Cruel Prince. I see a lot of people really liking the series so far but I’m worried it might be a bit out of my comfort zone /:


  3. I totally get not caring about The Wicked King! There’s been *so much* hype for it lately. I actually just decided to pick up the first book today though so I’ll see if I like it lol. And AHH Chain of Gold is my most anticipated release for 2019💕 I’m super hyped for that one, but of course, since you haven’t read Cassie Clare I 100% get where you’re coming from. Great post Brittany 🙂

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    1. I saw your post (I think on Twitter…maybe??) about you starting The Wicked King! I’m interested to see what you think of it, especially since most seem to love it! I really do want to check out some Cassandra Clare. Maybe I can make 2019 the year. Which book would you recommend starting with? And thank you ☺

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      1. Yes you should totally read some Cassie Clare this year if you get the chance! I’d highly recommend starting with City of Bones (first book in The Mortal Instruments series) but you can also start with Clockwork Angel (first book in The Infernal Devices series). if you have any more questions about reading order or anything when you get around to them, just lemme know and I can help you out 🙂 hope you enjoy! 💞

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    1. I saw a lot of people praising it and normally I might would try something out if I see so many people enjoying it, but from what I read on the synopsis and knowing that it’s set so far back, I just don’t think I’d enjoy it/:

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