My Monthly Anticipation | January 2020

Hello ladies & gentlemen,

Who doesn’t love the anticipation of new releases and things that they plan on doing? Every month there seems to be something new and exciting ready to hit the market for our consumption.

Being ready to embrace them with open arms is all we can really do.

To showcase this, I’ll be sharing my top 3 for each category of things that I look forward to this month right here, right now!


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I’m finally going to read it. I’m not sure what my expectations are regarding this first book but at least I’ll finally get to it!
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Time to continue this beautiful trilogy with the second to last book. Let’s see what James Islington has in store for me! 
One of the rare mystery series that I have been following since the beginning is now at its fourth installment! Can’t wait!


While I still haven’t had the chance to pick up the Wayward Children series, the fifth book comes out on January 7th, 2020!
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This is probably one of my most anticipated reads of 2020 so far! The sequel to The Gutter Prayer comes out on January 9th, 2020!
A new fantasy series by the author who brought us The Godling Chronicles and Dragonvein series comes out on January 28th, 2020!


Star Wars #1
Writer Charles Soule brings forth a brand-new Star Wars comic book series set right after the events in The Empire Strikes Back! Comes out on January 1st, 2020!
Thor #1
Writer Donny Cates takes the king of Asgard to new realms with this brand-new series! Comes out on January 1st, 2020! 
Batman #86
Now that writer Tom King is off the Batman comic book run, it’s time for James Tynion IV to refresh this canonical series for the new year! Coming out on January 8th, 2020!


From those who brought us Sherlock, fans can rejoice with the arrival of Count Dracula! Are you ready?

The first episode premieres on Netflix on January 4th, 2020!

Another one of writer Stephen King’s recent books will be turned into a HBO TV series. Will it do it justice?

The first episode premieres on HBO on January 12, 2020!

Patrick Stewart returns as Jean-Luc Picard in this new series! Can you handle the nostalgia kick?

The first episode premieres on CBC on January 23rd, 2020!


I’m not particularly excited about this third movie but I watched the first two as a teenager, when I was a huge fan of Will Smith, and I just want to see what other stupid things these two will do now!

Out on January 17th, 2020!

From the director Makoto Shikai who brought us Your Name comes a brand-new BEAUTIFUL and CUTE movie.

Out on January 15th, 2020!

Director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes and Snatch) brings us an incredible crew for an interesting crime story that looks like a lot of fun. And it has Matthew McConnaughey in it. I’m in. #alrightalrightalright

Out on January 24th, 2020!


You’d think that January would mark the beginning of great changes, a time where I and everyone else would modify our habits and go wild with a fresh perspective on what we want of our lives, but I think rushing into such changes would only bring more harm than anything else. Right now, I think I’m in a good place where everything is adequately locked into my schedule with enough wiggle room for any upcoming necessary changes requiring some form of prioritizing.

For the month of January, I mostly look forward to getting my gears turning back to a proper working rhythm. While it shouldn’t take me more than a week for that, I still believe it’s important that we progress through things rather than plunge into things headfirst without properly getting a hang of things.

Nonetheless, I still think it’s nice to see January as the month to reboot your system. I do hope everyone will have a smooth transition between 2019 and 2020.

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Thank you all for checking out my monthly anticipation post!

Now tell me what you’re looking forward to this month! Any new releases? Anything exciting you plan on doing?

Yours truly,



46 thoughts on “My Monthly Anticipation | January 2020

  1. Wow, you’ve never read Harry Potter. I’m actually impressed with that. Looking forward to what you think of them. I read them as they came out and as a 20something was less than impressed by the final book. They’re not something I ever plan on re-reading 🙂

    I think “Picard” is going to be an epic flop. Not because Stewart is old but I just can’t see writers today actually telling a good enough story. Nostalgia factor gives it 1 season, tops, if that.

    And cheers to not wrecking a good thing just for “changes” sake 😀

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    1. I too picked up my copy when it was released but I can’t remember if I even finished it and don’t consider that time as my first attempt at all hahah

      I can definitely see why you’d think Picard will flop. I’d prefer thinking it will than to be disappointed by a cash-grab attempt at small-screen cinema…

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    1. Happy New Year to you too, Nicki! I hope 2020 will be a fantastic year for you and all the audiobooks you’ll be listening too! 😉 Ohhh, I actually saw your quick review on Goodreads the other day and how unimpressed you were by it. I wonder if Stephen Fry can cure it all for you. 😮

      I know, right? It’ll probably be a good braindead fun movie hahaha

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  2. Like Stooge, I wonder how you’ll react to HP. Sometimes I wonder if I’d enjoy it as much as I did back in the day if I was to read it today. I hope you do, because it was a magical tale.

    The Gentleman looks awesome. I haven’t heard of it before you post, so thank you.

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  3. Here’s hoping you love Harry Potter. My favorite was the third and I never read the last one, I lost interest. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But it is kind of a milestone as a book blogger to have read at least the first and declared your interest level. Have you watched The Witcher yet? I’m on episode 3 or 4. I’m interested in your thoughts. Happy reading and watching in January. I hope you fall easily back into your rhythms. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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    1. Hahahah you’re absolutely right about HP. I feel like all bloggers have read it too. I’ve watched the first episode of the Witcher and look forward to completing it. So far, I’m engaged but not impressed. 😉 Hope January will prove to be a wonderful month for you too, Dani! 😀

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  4. The Wayward Children series is one of McGuire’s best works – even though I must admit I’m a fan, and therefore somewhat biased… 😀
    And I didn’t know that The Outsider was going to be turned into a TV series! That will be an interesting one to watch.

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    1. Hahahaha I do love her work, under McGuire or her pseudonym. I definitely want to pick up her Wayward Children series as soon as possible though. And yes, it’s now a TV series. I wonder if it’ll be any good or just be a poor adaptation like some of the movies based on his books… 😮

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  5. I’m about to start The Unspoken Name, a release I’m very curious about! I recently just checked Spellslinger off my backlist, I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the rest of the series. January is pretty quiet for me on the release front, so I’m using the time to wrangle my ARC pile backlog, I should be caught up by the end of the month!

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    1. I’ve seen The Unspoken Name around and fell in love with that cover too hahah I hope you enjoy it! I also hope the rest of the Spellslinger series will prove to be just as good as the first one! 😀 And you’re right. I feel like December/January is often quiet in terms of new releases. Plenty of time to try and catch up on must-reads! 😀 Happy reading!

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  6. I’m with you on Ide and McGuire. As for Potter? Let your inner child have the reins and you’ll love it. Just did the audiobooks last year (have read the whole series three times, some of the earlier books up to 7x)–they’ll live up to the hype.

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    1. I am super happy to hear that! It’s so exciting to know that such a trilogy even exists. Hope you enjoy it to the end, Mogsy! And yes, I totally agree. I probably won’t be getting around to these TV series/movies till later in the year myself hahah 😀


  7. I’m seeing a lot of people featuring James Islington’s series at the moment and I’m really curious to read them.

    Dracula aired over the holiday for us and it didn’t take my fancy. Thee was just something about it that didn’t click with me and I gave up after about half an hour haha.

    I’m not sure what to make of ‘Picard’. It could be brilliant or a total flop.

    Happy New Year.

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    1. So far, book one definitely had my attention and hopefully book two and three will do just as good, if not better.

      Oh snap, that’s unfortunate. I have high expectations for it since the same crew behind Sherlock is on it hahah

      If you ever try Picard, I hope you enjoy it.

      Thanks, Lois! Happy New Year to you too! 😀


  8. You probably don’t need me to say this as you know doubt already know, but…I CANNOT WAIT for Picard!!! Hotly anticipating the dawn of a new Batman run with #86 and the Star Wars relaunch moving things to between Empire and Return of the Jedi…although I still need to catch up with the first series (about halfway on that at the moment).

    2020 is set to be another golden year for fans of cool, geeky stuff!

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      1. Haha, yeah I’m certainly a DIE HARD fan – it’s a franchise that I’ve loved longer than anything else and is always dear to me – even in it’s weaker moments. I’ll definitely be posting my thoughts on Picard!

        I’ve also got a non-spoiler review of Batman #86 coming this weekend…

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