Throughout 2020, it’s been safe to say that we’re always in need of some good news. I can’t believe I haven’t done a Fangirl News Round Up since May. Back in the spring, I really enjoyed talking about book news and miscellaneous happenings about TV, movies, music, and other random fandoms because we all needed some exciting things to cling to especially then. Today, I’ll mostly be covering bookish news and cover reveals.
If you’re need for something non-bookish, my latest Netflix obsession is Emily in Paris, if you haven’t already binged it on Netflix like I did this weekend! Although I watched it when it premiered on cable this year, I also plan on rewatching Season 6 of Schitt’s Creek.It’s once again among the top 10 most popular shows on Netflix, I think largely because it absolutely SWEPT the Emmys and the final season finally hit Netflix.
Bookish News & Reveals
I usually categorize book related news by new announcements, release dates, and cover reveals, but so much news from this September and October so far overlap in those categories
Any Way the Wind Blows Release Date
Rainbow Rowell announced on her social media last Thursday that Any Way the Wind Blows will be coming out on July 6, 2021. She also has more news coming out this Wednesday, so keep an eye on her social – I’m thinking it’s either going to be the Any Way the Wind Blows cover or an update on the Eleanor & Park film adaptation.
— Rainbow Rowell (@rainbowrowell) October 1, 2020
A Court of Silver Flames Cover Reveal & Release Date
Sarah J. Maas announced via Instagram in September that A Court of Silver Flames will be released on February 16, 2021, pushed back from its original January 2020 release due to printer restrictions. A Court of Silver Flames is the fourth book and the first spinoff book starring Nesta and Cassian in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. I know some people are feeling pretty meh about the cover, but I don’t have any particular feelings about it as of right now? I don’t plan on buying the redesigned ACOTAR covers, but I do appreciate that this is part of the publisher’s effort to make it known that the new ACOTAR books are adult and not YA. I think they’re trying to do the same with the first ACOTAR trilogy. I’m hoping the February 2021 release means that we could potentially have Crescent City #2 in Fall 2021, or at least early 2022.
The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue film adaptation
As The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue hits our bookshelves this Tuesday, it’ll be so incredible to know that a film adaptation is already in the works. The film rights have been acquired by Studio eOne, and V.E. Schwab is working on the script!
Title Reveal for Rachel Lynn Solomon’s next YA: We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This
Rachel Lynn Solomon had a title reveal guessing game for her next YA book on Twitter, which was correctly guessed as We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This! Rachel Lynn Solomon has become one of my favorite authors this year, so I can’t wait to get my hands on her adult release, The Ex Talk, in February and then her new YA in the summer. We Can’t Keeping Meeting Like This so far has been described as a wedding harpist meets cater-waiter rom-com!
— Rachel Lynn Solomon (@rlynn_solomon) September 18, 2020
Last Chance Books Cover Reveal
I honestly need to start putting my anticipated books of 2021 lists together already because there are already so many amazing-sounding books already. I usually wait until the end of November to start putting my 2021 TBR together, but I made my 2021 anticipated books shelf on Goodreads over the summer. The latest addition? Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey! This book has been pitched as the YA You’ve Got Mail, as the daughter of indie bookstore owners is determined to take down the bookstore that just opened down the street, including the cute guy that works there.
What’s Not to Like Cover Reveal
The cover of Emily Wibbereley and Austin Siegemund-Broka’s 2021 YA release, What’s Not to Love, was also revealed towards the end of September. What’s not to love about this cover? I LOVE the purple color scheme and those bookshelves that feature the writing duo’s published YA books!
What bookish news are you excited about this fall? What books should I add to my 2021 most anticipated releases? Share in the comments!