My Monthly Anticipation | May 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!

TO BE READ

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Author M.R. Carey has not disappointed me yet as I continue to indulge his books and there’s no better time for his latest trilogy beginning with The Book of Koli!

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It’s time to complete this giant epic trilogy with the third and final book! Let’s see what author James Islington has in store for me! Check out my review of An Echo of Things to Come in the meantime!

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As I’ve been doing since January as my bookish resolution, I’m going to now tackle another fantasy title that is probably considered a classic by many and I’m beyond excited to finally make time for Sir Sanderson after having incredibly loved The Way of Kings.

BOOK RELEASES

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The fifth book, exclusively a full-length novel, in the Murderbot Diaries series is just around the corner! Coming out on May 5th, 2020!

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A debut novel with a quote from Brandon Sanderson? That has never failed me before! The first book in The Legacy of the Mercenary Kings series comes out on May 5th, 2020!

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Comparing author Stephen Graham Jones to director Jordan Peele made me giggle and a bit curious as to his ability to write horror! This one comes out on May 19th, 2020!

COMIC BOOK RELEASES

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo return to their Dark Nights: Metal tale with Dark Nights: Death Metal! While I would’ve preferred their story to end where it had, I remain optimistic and curious as to what they do next.

Issue #1 comes out on May 13th, 2020.

The Ludocrats #1

Writers Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine) and Jim Rossignol team up for a brand-new Image comic book series blending the classic Dune series with an M-rated Asterix & Obelix!

Issue #1 comes out on May 20th, 2020.

Generation One #1

DC launches a series of special one-shots that detail the history of the DC Universe. Looks like they have some exciting new things planned for fans this month!

Issue #1 comes out on May 27th, 2020.

TV SHOW RELEASES

Fans of Mark Ruffalo can now see the man in a brand-new series based on the 1998 bestselling novel by Wally Lamb.

The series premieres on HBO on May 10th, 2020!

As part of the CW Arrowverse now comes Stargirl! With a huge boost in its budget, the show cranks up its quality but will it deliver? The character is created by legendary creator Geoff Johns and is based on his sister who died in the explosion of the TWA Flight 800 in 1996.

The show premieres on The CW on May 12th, 2020!

Although director Bong Joon-ho’s movie adaptation of the French graphic novel was an incredible movie, we are now given the chance to watch a brand-new TV series adaptation. Not sure if it’ll succeed but now it’ll be out there for everyone to find out.

The show premieres on TNT on May 17th, 2020!

MOVIE RELEASES

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are still plenty of movies that I was looking forward to that have been delayed.

PERSONAL LIFE

We’re technically getting closer to summer with beautiful warm weathers knocking at our doors as we speak. It’s going to be quite hard to not be compelled by a desire to embrace the sunshine as we hit that restart button on societal businesses throughout this epidemic. While I’m dying to ball again, I think restraint is better for everyone. When everyone is back to normal, I know I’ll be giving my 200% when I can finally play sports again.

I sort of want to make the most out of this month by focusing on the things that keep me mentally-engaged and maybe that’s why I’ve been testing out the whole journal thing I mentioned in my previous post. With the number of things I want to do and the little amount of time there always ever is in a day, it also feels like I need to structure myself even more in terms of time management before I feel like I’m not doing enough of anything I want. I think this feeling has something to do with the fact that time flies by incredibly fast when we’re stuck at home…

All that being said, I think the whole “spring cleaning” concept is quite perfect for the month of May just to make sure to not fall behind on deadlines and whatnot. Structure and discipline are important after all, right?

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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,

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33 comments

  • Excellent, glad to hear you’ll be reviewing the final Licanius book. And I hope you enjoy Mistborn. I see that trilogy as the point where big epic fantasy tomes started to become the norm and not the exception. While other authors had written BEFT’s, they weren’t the mainstream. I credit sanderson with single handedly changing that!

    I never got around to watching the Snowpiercer movie so I suspect that the tv show will suffer the same fate in our household.

    And hurray for sunshine. I got my first sunburn of the season last week!

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    • Yep, it’s a big one but hopefully a good one.

      Hahahah your opinion on BEFT has always made me laugh but it sounds like Brandon Sanderson was given your seal of approval as to writing those giant tomes though. Actually, is there a reason why you don’t read his books? 😮

      Ahh, that’s unfortunate. I doubt the TV show will be better than the movie for those who plan on watching one of the other though.

      Damn. Already?! Hahahaha I just can’t wait for it to rain less. As long as the birds of chirping, I’m goooood! 😀

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      • I’ve read all of Sanderson’s books (except the latest 2 Stormlight Archive books) up through Bands of Mourning in 2016.
        He’s one of those authors who I knew felt differently about certain moral issues but had kept it out of his writing to date. With Bands of Mourning he crossed that line for me and so has been put on probation for me.

        Yeah, one sunburn already. All it takes is one bright sunny day where I get down to a t-shirt and forgot how white I am and wham, lobster time!

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  • A new Snowpiercer TV series! I am not sure how necessary is that adaptation but the concept and the story are so intriguing, who could resist it, right? Jennifer Connelly always struck me as a very brave actress – I am not surprised she is there and will be a pleasure to watch.

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  • So many things to look forward to!! Well…except for movie releases! 😂 The lockdown is pretty challenging for all of us, and I’m sure you’ll have plenty of time to go back to sports once everything is over 😍 I think the most important thing is that you’re still motivated by doing so much even with all the restrictions that come with the lockdown! This month is probably going to be different though, as shops are re-opening again and life might start looking pretty normal again 😊
    Anyway, I think you’re always doing so many things and your time-management skills have been better than ever 😍I wish you the most wonderful month, Lashaan 🥰

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  • Looking forward to hearing your take on The Book of Koli. I enjoyed it. It’s the first I’ve read by the author though I watched The Girl with all the Gifts movie. I found a few annoyances in the book, but none enough to take away from my enjoyment. And Mistborn, another I’m curious to hear your opinion on. I enjoyed the series and absolutely loved the first book. I wasn’t quite as anamored with the last book, but I still enjoyed it. And Asterix & Obelix? I grew up reading them when we lived in Germany, great stuff. But combining them with Dune? Huh. Not something I’d have thought of, but hey, why not? I admire your quest for better time management. I could probably use a bit more of that… I feel like I’m sometimes working far too hard at perfecting procrastination. 🙂 Here’s hoping for a great month!

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    • I saw the movie for The Girl with all the Gifts but haven’t read it! I read The Boy on the Bridge and enjoyed it though. He’s also written some very iconic comic books too, if you ever want to try those out (e.g. Lucifer). I look forward to seeing what he has to offer in The Book of Koli though.

      Ohhhh, you’ve completed the Mistborn series?! That’s so cool. I’m glad to hear such positive thoughts though. I look forward to diving into it and being able to discuss with you then!

      Tell me about it. Dune + Asterix & Obelix is beyond original to me. The latter is quite popular in our French culture here too hahah

      Hahahahah that put a smile on my face. I can say that I too have enjoyed procrastination far too much and hope to reduce it as much as possible in May! 😀

      Happy reading and stay safe, Todd!

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  • I’ll be looking forward to your review of Mistborn! I’m quite curious of Wells’ full-length Murderbot novel, and I heard a lot of good things about All The Good Indians – so have fun! 😀

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  • – I’m also a huge fan of Murder Bot and can’t wait to read Network Effect!
    – You will surely love Mistborn. The magic system is just so incredible.
    – Interested to see your review of The Book of Koli as well.

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    • I still need to read Exit Strategy soon before picking up the new Murderbot novel but I definitely can’t wait!

      Oh man, that sounds good then! Mistborn has been on my radar for years now.

      Thank you! I look forward to sharing it with everyone too. I’ve heard great things about it from others who have already read it. 😀

      Happy reading and stay safe!

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  • The Book of Koli was one of my best recent reads, so I hope you will enjoy it as it deserves – and I look forward to your review!
    As for Snowpiercer/Tv series, I just saw that it’s slated to shortly appear on Netflix and I’m curious: the movie’s ending felt somewhat disappointing after the huge buildup so I’m eager to see if the TV format works better…

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    • If anything, your review is the one that made me even more hyped in cracking open my copy. After all, you have a gift in extracting the best of books and selling it with incredible ease to us SFF druggies! 😛

      I think TV series usually give a lot more room than movies in general for those kinds of development and I too hope that they’ll know how to make the most out of it without overstretching it. 😮

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    • Ohhh maaaaan, that sounds hella promising then! I know it’s a lifegoal of mine to read everything he does but Mistborn is definitely one of the most important one of his work that I look forward to reading this month! 😀

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  • Just reading about how excited you are to these new releases make me want to read/watch them too! =)) But of course, I have my own list and I can’t wait for bookstores to re-open so I can wander again for hours there. Reading on paper is still more engaging than on screen, I always feel the need to rest my eyes from the screen from time to time. Hehe

    This May, hopefully, I get to polish my French and advance my level. I’d love to read French novels in the future too! I’m trying to read La Chute d’Albert Camus right now. Guess I have to put a lot of time and effort this month to achieve fluency.

    Thanks for sharing your list and your thoughts, they’re wonderful and I really love your blog! 🙂

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    • Glad to be so contagious, Camille! 😀 Oh man, that is on the top of my list of things to do when this quarantine comes to an end too! Can’t wait to see new books and give them some company! 😀

      Ohhh that’s wonderful! French is actually my first language. That’s a pretty cool book choice though! I love L’Étranger by Albert Camus and have probably read it 5 times already because of mandatory reads in school hahah

      Happy reading! Stay safe! 😀

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