Popular Books I Won’t Read: Anti-TBR Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve did an unpopular opinions-esque book tag. I recently watched Jess of Peace Love Books on BookTube complete the Anti-TBR Tag, which made me think of some books that I had no interest in reading (although I do admit it’s a little difficult to remember said books when actually responding to the tag!). Of course, I want to include a disclaimer by saying that just because I have no interest in reading the following books doesn’t mean that you may not enjoy them or be interested, nor should my disinterest influence your opinions of the books below. This Anti-TBR Tag was created by Nicole of Nicole & Her Books

A popular book EVERYONE loves that you have no interest in reading?  

I really wish I loved or had as much interest in this companion series as everyone else does, but I don’t see myself reading Talia Hibbert’s Take a Hint, Dani Brown anytime soon. Like nearly all of the series below, I wanted to LOVE The Brown Sisters series but struggled to connect with the writing style of book #1, Get a Life, Chloe Brown. 

A classic book (or author) you don’t have an interest in reading?  

I feel like this is shameful to admit as an English teacher – although I’m a big advocate of reading more modern classic or current books in English class – but I tend to not be the biggest fan of the classics. I will admit that some YA retellings of classics does have me interested in reading the classic inspiration – for example, I may actually pick up Anna Karenina one day thanks to Tash Hearts Tolstoy and Anna K. Never say never, but I’ve never been too interested in picking up Moby-Dick or A Tale of Two Cities.

 An author whose books you have no interest in reading? 

Everyone knows that while I do enjoy a good fantasy or two, I’m not the biggest fantasy fan out there, so it may likely not be a surprise that I don’t have too much interest in reading Brandon Sanderson’s books. I sometimes felt like I HAD to read his Mistborn series back when I was really into BookTube a few years ago, and I’ve seen so many people pick up The Stormlight Archives and Skyward series, but I’m overall just not interested in their synopses. 

An author you have read a couple of books from & have decided their books are not for you? 

I don’t think I have a definitive author for this one, but I have a love-hate relationship with Colleen Hoover’s books, especially her latest releases. I LOVED Verity, but I have mixed feelings about and have little interest in her books since Verity’s release.Read More »

Fall 2020 Most Anticipated Adult Releases

Fall is always my favorite new release season of the year, and with all of the following books coming out, there’s no changing that feeling this year! I’m actually looking forward to breaking down my 2020 reading statistics later in December because I feel like I’ve read so much adult and new adult fiction between May and August. I wouldn’t be surprised if I still read more YA fiction than not as usual, but I’ve just been absolutely loving contemporary romance in 2020. Additionally, I’ve found myself picking up more women’s fiction, literary fiction, and non-fiction more than I’ve ever before. 

Today, I’ll be sharing my most anticipated Fall 2020 releases for September, October, & November. If you’re craving YA and want to add more books to your TBR, I shared my most anticipated young adult release for the fall last week!

Well Played (Well Met #2) by Jen DeLuca | Release Date: September 22

Jen DeLuca’s Well Met is one of my favorite books of 2020, so I could not be more excited to pick up the second book in the Well Met companion series, Well Played. I’m not sure if any male leads will beat my fictional crush for Simon from book #1, but I’m really excited for this romance between Stacey and her Ren Faire summertime fling, Dex. 

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | RD: October 6

I feel like almost every V.E. Schwab fan has been not-so patiently waiting for The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. V.E. Schwab’s books are just so unique, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue included. The book takes place over 300 years and follows the title character’s bargain to live forever while all those who meet her forget her. I’ve heard absolutely amazing early reviews!

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren | RD: October 6 

Everyone knows a need a holiday-inspired book or ten during the late fall & holiday season, so I know I’ll be saving Christina Lauren’s In a Holidaze for when I’m craving a festive read. Set during Christmas, the book plays with the time loop trope, as Mae finds herself relieving the holiday season at her family’s Utah vacation house, giving her the chance to get her longtime crush under the mistletoe. 

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Fall 2020 Most Anticipated YA Releases

The time has come for my favorite most anticipated releases season of the year. I always find fall release season so exciting because my all-time favorite books of the year often come out in September, October & November. As always, I am still clinging on to these final weeks of summer. It’s interesting this year especially because normally this would be my first week back to school as an undergraduate, but this college graduate is now home and taking most of her graduate courses remotely while student teaching. But don’t worry, I’ll be breaking out the pumpkin spice coffee soon. 

Today I’ll be sharing my most anticipated young adult releases of the fall, in order of their release date. Next week, I’ll be sharing my most anticipated adult releases for the fall. I decided to separate my YA anticipated releases from my new adult and adult ones just because there were so many exciting releases out in 2020. 

Majesty (American Royals #2) by Katherine McGee | Release Date: September 1

I am so excited that my most anticipated YA release of the fall comes out on the first fall Tuesday! I’ve basically needed Majesty in my life since I first read its predecessor, American Royals, last summer. If you’re someone who loves contemporary royalty books, you need to read this YA series about the American monarch ASAP. 

Recommended for You by Laura Silverman | RD: September 1

I’m sort’ve cheating with Recommended For You personally because I was very fortunate to have read an ARC earlier in August – my review is coming to the blog in 2 weeks! I recommend saving Recommended For You for the latter half of the fall as we get closer to the holiday season, as the book takes place at a bookstore during the holiday season as Shoshanna and Jake compete to sell the most amount of books.

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Anticipated Releases Tag: 2020 Edition 

I can’t believe it will soon be time for me to share my Fall 2020 anticipated releases lists! I plan on having one or two posts dedicated to the rest of the 2020 releases I’m excited about towards the end of August or in early September, but today’s Anticipated Releases Tag will give a sneak peek of the books I’m most excited about! I first did the anticipated releases tag back in 2019. The tag was originally created by Ellyn of Allonsythornraxx.

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Most Anticipated Release 

I’m currently the most excited about Majesty by Katherine McGee, the sequel to American Royals. American Royals was in my top 3 favorite books of 2020. I’ve basically been waiting for the sequel to come out since last summer, especially because of it’s ending! I think I’m going to reread American Royals in August to re-familiarize myself on this book following the AMERICAN royal family. 

A Book You’re Not Anticipating 

I probably will pick it up at some point, but I’m not super excited for Marissa Meyer’s Instant Karma. I’m so for reading any genre from Marissa Meyer, but I’m not that interested in the slight magical realism aspect.

Most Underhyped Release 

I’m so excited for Laura Taylor Namey’s A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, especially because I loved her debut, The Library of Lost Things. 

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Most Anticipated 2020 TV & Movies

Right after reading of course, my favorite way to relax and unwind is with a good binge-worthy TV show or ten. While there are plenty of books I am looking forward to in 2020, today I’ll be discussing the TV shows and films that I can’t wait to hit the big screen and my small screen this year.

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Schitt’s Creek S6 (Pop TV)

Release Date: January 7

Although I just discovered Schitt’s Creek in 2019, I know the final season of the show will be bittersweet because it’s just so well-done and it will be so sad to know that it’s over!

Zumbo’s Just Desserts (Netflix)

Release Date: January 10

Everyone knows that I love a good baking competition show. One of my favorites is Zumbo’s Just Desserts. I’ve been honestly waiting for a second season since finishing the first one in October 2018.

Grace and Frankie S6 (Netflix)

Release Date: January 15

Grace and Frankie just might be the show I am anticipating the most on this list! After binge-watching the first five seasons this summer, Grace and Frankie absolutely stole my TV-loving heart.

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