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 – 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 – 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 – 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 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 – 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 (: