Monthly Most Anticipated – May 2020

So yeah it’s been a hot minute and everything is just…chaotic. I haven’t blogged in a while and I am going to talk about that more in a future post. But I want to get back into it and be more active than I have been before.

To get to the point of this post, these are some things coming out this month I’m excited for. A lot of stuff I initially would have put in here have been changed because of the coronavirus pushing release dates of many things further into year or even into next year.


BOOKS

MAY 5

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo’s third book featuring two half-sisters who are connected by the death of their father set in New York City and the Dominican Republic. First of all I love the cover and the title. Secondly, I know I’m going to enjoy this book because Elizabeth Acevedo is a master with words and this one is told in verse like her debut, The Poet X.

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

This book is about a Black, queer, and transgender teen by a Black, queer, transgender author. I’ve heard good things about this author’s other books and I’m excited to start with this one from them.

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton

This is described as A Knight’s Tale meets Moxie which is intriguing enough for me. I like the concept of a YA taking place in Medieval Times-esque restaurant. I’m interested to see what the humor will be like and how it deals with sexism and gender.

Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky

The doomsday prepper scenario mixed in with possibly cult stuff? I’m in. When it comes to anything about cults, secret societies/compounds, I’m for some reason really int those kind of stories.

MAY 12

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

Described as “When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses”, The Henna Wars is F/F enemies to lovers that many have been waiting with two girls of color. Also it’s set in Ireland which is actually a place I have yet to read about.

By the Book by Amanda Sellet

Not gonna lie that the cover and the pun-tastic title drew me in. So I intentionally am not setting my expectations high only because I’m in for the cuteness.

MAY 19

We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

I’m not the type of person who would normally bring up Book Twitter controversy but if you wanted to know my stance on a certain book that was brought up at the beginning for the year for having garbage representation of the Mexican migration experience, fuck American Dirt and read a book about immigration from an Own Voices author.

This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling

This is the sequel to These Witches Don’t Burn which I started last year but then put on hold and its been that ever since. I was barely getting into the story of the first one but I am interested see where it all goes, continue on with it, and possibly read this one.

MAY 26

Out Now: Queer We Go Again edited by Saundra Mitchell

I’m actually apart of a blog your this for this title and I cannot wait. The synopsis alone sounds so interesting and fun.

“A follow-up to the critically acclaimed All Out anthology, Out Now features seventeen new short stories from amazing queer YA authors. Vampires crash prom, aliens run from the government, a president’s daughter comes into her own, a true romantic tries to soften the heart of a cynical social media influencer, a selkie and the sea call out to a lost soul. Teapots and barbershops, skateboards and VW vans, Street Fighter and Ares’s sword: Out Now has a story for every reader and surprises with each turn of the page!”

FILMS

I would have put more here but most movies are either being delayed later in the year or into next year. That being said there is one film that I’ve been anticipating that wasn’t affected by the coronavirus.

THE HALF OF IT

I’ve already watched this and I plan on reviewing on it because I just want to rave about it. I highly recommend this beautiful coming of age story. This is from a Chinese-American lesbian creator so please support this film so we can get more stories like this in mainstream media.

TV SERIES

There’s only two series that I’m interested right now. I also have a lot of shows I’m still “currently watching”.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – Season 5

The final season of She-Ra is upon us. It really feels so sudden since this show has only been on Netflix for 2 years. I would have really liked this to have had more episodes/seasons but I am fine with what they have put out and hopefully with what will come. The previous season left off with some interesting cliffhangers and there is so much that needs to be resolved. I’m excited to see how it all ends.

Dead to Me – Season 2

This was a show I didn’t expect to enjoy as much as I did last year. This had a lot of great twists as well as comedy and great moments concerning grief and trauma. The last episode of the first season ended with a major ciffhanger as shit was hitting the fan.


That’s what I’m looking forward to this month let me know what you’re looking forward to in May and we can chat about it in the comments below.

Thanks for reading 🙂

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