5 movies I’m anticipating in 2020

Hello friends and fellow movie lovers! Since there is no Top 5 Tuesday post this week, I pushed my normal Tuesday post back and the same with Wednesday since it’s going to be Christmas. Instead of talking about books, I’m going to be talking about movies that I’m looking forward to in 2020. I don’t think that I’ve ever done an anticipated movies post but I decided to do something a bit different.

With that being said, I’m going to talk about 5 movies that I’m looking forward to in 2020 because I surprisingly saw a lot of movies this year. Normally, I don’t but 2019 was the year of me embracing being single and having fun which means going out to movies and doing what I want. Anyways, let’s get into the movies before I start rambling.

5. Mulan

The first movie on my list is Mulan. I know that not everyone is happy about Disney remaking this one, but I’m excited about it. I know it’s going to be a lot different than the animated version but I’m crossing my fingers that it’s just as good. Even though it’s going to be focusing more on the dramatic and emotional moments, I think that Disney is going to tell the story properly. Watching the trailer, everything looks beautiful so it seems like it could be one of their best films of the year.

4. SCOOB!

The second movie to make my list is another one aimed at kids. This time, they’re rebooting our favorite mystery team. As far as I know, SCOOB! is an origin story for Scooby, Shaggy and the gang as they come together. Additionally, it’s going to feature Scooby and Shaggy getting abducted by aliens. It sounds like a pretty interesting premise even though they aren’t keeping the original voice actors. Honestly, that’s the only thing I really have to complain about because there’s no reason why they couldn’t.

3. Soul

I swear this is the last kid’s movie on my list lol. I saw this teaser trailer before Frozen 2 and it looked really cool. I honestly don’t know much about the concept of this film, but I think it focuses on a guy trying to live out his dream. I don’t know what’s going on with the second half of the trailer, but I’m sure we’ll find out. Either way, I think the animation looks beautiful so no doubt I’m going to watch this one.

2. Wonder Woman 1984

When Wonder Woman came out in 2017, it was my favorite movie of the year and I’ve been patiently waiting for the sequel. Finally, Patty Jenkins is granting my wish and it’s coming out in June. Since this one features a significant time-jump, I’m excited to see what life is like for Wonder Woman in 1984. I know that Steve’s also coming back so that’s going to be amazing. Overall, I think this has the potential to be my favorite movie of the year if it isn’t usurped by the first movie on my list.

1. Bob’s Burgers: The Movie

No surprise that the movie topping my list is Bob’s Burgers: The Movie. I’ve been waiting for this movie since they announced it. I remember writing articles about it and watching Loren Bouchard’s twitter to find out what’s going to happen. Honestly, Bob’s Burgers is my favorite show of all-time and I know that I’m going to absolutely love this movie no matter what. If there’s one movie that can beat out Wonder Woman in my eyes, it’s this one.


Those are 5 movies that I’m super excited for in 2020. Do we have any in common? I’d love to know. 🙂

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Jonas Brothers Book Tag

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For December, I wanted to do some tags that really showcase what I love. As everyone knows, 2019 was truly the year for me falling back in love with the Jonas Brothers and realizing so many things about myself. With that being said, I knew I had to do a tag focusing on the Jonas Brothers. Thankfully, someone out there had the same thought as me and made one. 😀

This tag was created by Stars Above Jess on Youtube. All credit goes to her for this tag and honestly, thank you, Jess, because I am living for this tag lmao. With that being said, let’s get into it!


Year 3000 – A book you’re looking forward to reading

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For this first question, I went with Lucky Caller by Emma Mills. Even though Emma Mills’ last book was a disappointment to me, I’m hoping that this one ends up cementing her as one of my faves still. Considering how beautiful the cover is, I don’t know how it could be anything but amazing. Since this comes out in January 2020, I don’t have to wait much longer.

When You Look Me in the Eyes – A cover that drew you in

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This is a book that I read in January and it’s one of the most underrated books I’ve ever read. I feel like no one ever talks about it especially with this cover. It’s a super bright orange which immediately caught my eye and I like how it has all the cameras on it which plays really well into the story. Overall, I really love the aesthetic of this cover.

S.O.S. – A book/series that turned its back on you

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I feel like The Friend Zone is an obvious answer for this one. This book is going one way for a majority of it and then it takes a sudden turn that completely changed the tone of the book. It was incredibly frustrating and ultimately, made me dislike this book. It also has a very annoying ending so I didn’t end up loving it.

Love Bug – A book/series you’re currently smitten with

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I feel like I don’t even have to get into this book because I’ve been talking about it so much. I guess I didn’t think I’d end up loving it as much as I did. Either way, I’m incredibly smitten with this book ❤

Burnin’ Up – A book/series featuring a great romance

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I think that Rebekah Weatherspoon writes amazing romances and my favorites are in her Loose Ends series. In Rafe, I love the relationship between Rafe and Sloan but my favorites so far are Xeni and Mason from Xeni. I just loved their relationship so much and I wish we would get another book just focused on those two but I know we’ll see them make cameos in future installments so I can’t really complain.

Play My Music – A book featuring a hobby that’s not reading/writing

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I don’t know if I’d really consider what Portia does a hobby but I really enjoyed this aspect of A Duke by Default. The entire book is about Portia becoming an apprentice to a swordmaker. Since Portia had a lot of hobbies, it was nice to see her finding her niche and something she really enjoyed. As far as hobbies go, this could not be further removed from writing or reading.

Give Love a Try – A book/series you want to (or glad you did) give a second chance

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For this one, I’m going with the Hoops series by Kennedy Ryan. I started this series last year and just didn’t pick it up until the end of this year. I’m glad that I finally gave this another chance and decided to pick it up. It ended up being a lot better than I thought and I really enjoyed it. It’s easily one of my new favorite series.

Fly With Me – Your OTP

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No way I couldn’t include Poppy and TK as my OTP because these two are everything. I really loved that we got a lot of backstory into their relationship and that they didn’t try to go too fast either. Honestly, if you’re looking for a healthy romance, then I’d highly recommend this book because Fumbled has such an adorable romance.

Paranoid – A hyped book you’re scared you won’t like

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For this one, I decided to go with Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I’ve only read one Leigh Bardugo book and I really enjoyed. However, I don’t know how much I’ll enjoy her when I’m reading a novel that isn’t focused on Wonder Woman. Either way, I’m super scared that I won’t like this book so I’ve been putting it off lmao.

Sucker – A book/series you’ll always love no matter what

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Even though I didn’t fall in love with this series, I really enjoyed it. With that being said, I’ll always love it because I read it with Ellyn. I think it was one of our first buddy-reads that we ever did and it brought us so much closer. Honestly, she’s one of my favorite people and The Lunar Chronicles is part of the reason why 😀


I’m not going to tag anyone but if you’re a Jonas Brothers fan, then I tag you!

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7 2020 Romance Releases I can’t wait for

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Since I’m not posting a “My Favorite” for the rest of the year, I decided to feature another post. Since 2020 is almost here, I wanted to talk about some romance releases I can’t wait to have my hands on. I could read them if I decided to do anything with NetGalley but I’m lazy so I’ll just wait like everyone else does 😛

I had a hard time, narrowing down this list to only 7. I might do a follow-up post in the middle of next year. However, these books are going to be released in 2020, no matter what season. This list is also in no particular order but rather which one I clicked on on Goodreads lmao. Anyways, let’s get into my list!


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7. The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

Of course, no romance list would be complete without Christina Lauren. These two are a writing machine and they’ve been putting out at least one book the past few years. I’ve read almost all of their recent releases besides Once in a Blue Moon. I’ve heard mixed things about that but I’m excited about this one: The Honey-Don’t List. I’m pretty sure this is about two people who work together to keep a real-estate mogul couple together? I’m sure it’s going to be amazing and it’s Christina Lauren so it’s a must for me.

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6. The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

This is a book that I heard someone on Booktube talk about. Since then, I’ve been curious about it. Considering that I’ve never read anything by Mia Sosa either, this is going to be interesting. I’m pretty sure this book follows a girl who is dumped at the aisle and then she’s at a wedding with the guy who ruined her wedding. It sounds like it has the potential to be an amazing romantic comedy so fingers crossed I enjoy it.

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5. Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey

Earlier this year, I read Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey and really enjoyed it. When I found out there was going to be a sequel, I was SUPER excited. This time, we’re following one of the side characters from the first book and it’s basically her and her husband’s marriage falling apart but they’re trying to save it. Personally, I’ve heard not very good things about this one but I’m feeling cautiously optimistic. Either way, I’ll definitely be reading it.

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4. The Bride Bet by Tessa Dare

The latter half of this list is sequels which I’m not mad about at all. Thankfully, I’ve loved all of their first books so I decided to carry on lmao. The next sequel is the 4th book in the Girl Meets Duke series by Tessa Dare. I know that this book follows Nicola who is a side character from the first 3 books and it’s basically her reconnecting with someone from her past. There isn’t much info about this one yet, but I’m sure I’ll love it as much as I’ve loved the rest of the series.

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3. Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

The next book on my list is one that I’ve been thinking about since I finished the previous book in the series. The Right Swipe was one of my favorite books of this year and I’m convinced that Alisha Rai has magical powers. I don’t know how but she managed to make a book so modern and fun while still touching on timely topics. I don’t know if it’s just because football was a major aspect but I loved that book.

However, this second book follows the MC’s best friend. We don’t know much about her but I can’t wait to find out what her deal is. This book sounds like it’s going to be super modern and fun while still having a great romance. It’s a delicate balance but I know that Alisha Rai can pull it off 😉

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2. Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

You might be thinking um didn’t just you read Get A Life, Chloe Brown?? Yes, I did and I loved that book so much that I’m dying for the sequel. Considering that Chloe has a few sisters, I’m excited to see how far this book expands. Either way, I know that this book follows Chloe’s sister, Dani and her fake-dating someone from her office. Honestly, sign me the FUCK up because that sounds amazing. I really don’t want to know much about this one since Chloe Brown was such a nice surprise so that’s all I’m going to say!

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1. The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

Of course, this book was going to top my list. Since reading the first book, I’ve wanted a story for Quan. He was such a charming and lovable character that I couldn’t help but root for him. During the first two books, it seemed like he was all about hooking up so it’ll be nice to see him settling down. Helen Hoang is such a queen in the romance genre that I’d give her any and all of my money so this one is definitely going to be on my shelves as soon as I can get it 😀


I drafted this book and realized that I forgot 2 books so I wanted to mention them. The two books I forgot are You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria which follows two actors who fall in love on set and honestly, the cover is everything so I don’t know how I forgot about it. The second book I forgot was How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole which is a spin-off of the Reluctant Royals series and I AM SO READY lmao.

Anyways, those are all 9 romance books I can’t wait to read in 2020. Since they’re all pretty popular, I’m hoping that my library has them or that I can get them as a Kindle deal. Of course, I’ll probably end up buying some too lmao

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Top 5 Tuesday: Dear Santa, I would like these 3 books

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Merry (Almost) Christmas to those who celebrate and happy holiday to everyone regardless. With this week’s prompt, we’re talking about all the books that we hope Santa brings up. Personally, I didn’t even make a Christmas list so I have no idea if I’ll even end up getting these books lmao. If not, maybe I’ll buy them for myself 😛

If you’re interested in participating in Top 5 Tuesday, all you have do is write up your post and pingback to one of Shanah’s posts. Make sure you pingback to her posts and not just her blog so she can add you to the list.


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3. Blood: A Memoir By The Jonas Brothers

The first book on my list is one that hasn’t actually come out yet. The release date of this one was pushed back for some reason. Regardless, I do plan on pre-ordering it for myself for Christmas. While Santa might not put this under the tree, it will be in my hands eventually. Maybe it doesn’t technically count but I knew that I had to put it on my list because I’m so excited for it lmao.

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2. Get a Life, Chloe Brown 

The second book on my list is one that I read recently. At first, I was going to buy this but I decided not to. Thankfully, I put a hold on it at the library and it came off quickly. I read this book in 2 sittings and basically blew through it. I feel like I’ve already talked about this book like crazy so you’re all sick of hearing about it. Either way, this book is going to be one that I heavily suggest to Santa 😛

 

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1. The Girl Meets Duke series

The last book/books I want for Christmas is actually a series. In 2019, I read the entirety of the Girl Meets Duke series by Tessa Dare. I loved them so much and I really would like to own physical copies of them. While I haven’t told Santa yet, this might be another one that I either strongly hint about or one that I end up buying myself. Either way, this is a series that I really loved this year so I’d be happy to own copies of my own.


This year, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted but those are all of the books I could think of. I’ve honestly been using my library like crazy so I haven’t really bought books which is good. However, it does cause a problem when it gets to Christmas time lmao.

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10 Blind Dates: A Spoiler-Free Review

Hello friends and fellow Christmas lovers! When coming up with a book to review, I had a few options as I’ve read a few Christmas books. Of all the ones I’ve read though, one of my favorites is 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston. Considering how much I enjoyed it, I decided to write up a review of it before Christmas. Maybe you’ll even add it to your list for Santa 😉

This is my spoiler-free review of 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston!

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Sophie wants one thing for Christmas-a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship. Cue devastation.

Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents’ house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That’s when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity. With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby.

When Griffin turns up unexpectedly and begs for a second chance, Sophie feels more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else . . . Someone who is definitely not available.


Originally, I was going to participate in Tis-The-Season-A-Thon. For some reason, I had trouble with the challenges so I decided to throw the towel in. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t read a handful of Christmas books, though. The first one I finished in December was 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston so I knew I had to review it.

What I enjoyed about 10 Blind Dates

  • The concept. Before I start talking about other things, I need to talk about how amazing and hilarious this concept is. Who wouldn’t want to go out on 10 blind dates after a breakup? That would be seriously fun especially if you were 17 like Sophie is.
  • The characters. One of the major parts in this book is the impressive amount of characters crammed in here. Of course, there’s Sophie, her ex, her immediate family and then the rest of her HUGE family. Somehow, Ashley Elston never makes any feel less important than the other and you really come to enjoy all of them.
  • All of the family moments. While this book does focus a lot on Sophie and her dates, it’s every bit as much about family, too. Whether it be Sophie’s immediate family like what her sister’s going through or her Nonna and cousins, everything about this book felt so homey. I don’t have a huge family but I definitely could feel the love in Sophie’s family.
  • The romance. Of course, I’d be remiss to not talk about the romance. This book featured one of my favorite tropes but I won’t spoil anything. The romance was so wholesome and sweet. It had me smiling so big especially at the end and I’m glad that things worked out the way they did.
  • It was a quick readArguably what I loved most was how quick of a read this was. Maybe it was just because I got a headstart at work but I read this book in 3 sittings but nothing every felt too fast-paced. The pacing was great and this book was just entertaining that I couldn’t put it down.

What I didn’t enjoy about 10 Blind Dates

  • Not very smooth transitionsOne thing I noticed while I was reading was that the book didn’t transition very well. Maybe it was just me, but I think that it could have been a little bit smoother. We’d hear something about the dates and then go straight to Sophie, talking to her sister. It was a bit jarring.
  • Griffin. No surprise that I didn’t enjoy Sophie’s ex, Griffin. While I understand why Elston wrote him how she did, I just didn’t think he was that necessary. I think he would’ve been better kept in the breakup scene and disappeared. Either way, I didn’t think he really furthered the plot at all.

Overall, there wasn’t much I disliked about 10 Blind Dates. This book truly felt like a nice warm hug. I had a hard day at work when I read this and it immediately put me in a better mood. If you’re looking for a YA romance set during Christmas, then you have to read this before 2019 ends!

I gave 10 Blind Dates 5 out of 5 stars!

Have you read 10 Blind Dates? Did you enjoy it or have any other Christmas romances to recommend? I’d love to know in the comments!

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My Favorite…Christmas Movie

Hello friends and fellow Christmas lovers! For the last “My Favorite” post of 2019, I wanted to go with an oldie yet a goodie. I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas but I’m sure that most of us have a Christmas movie that we love. Whether it be animated, live-action or be cheesy, there’s one out there for everyone.

BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the “My Favorite” meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by Maureen’s Books, she agreed to let me take over.

As Maureen described it, “In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it. The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive. Each week I will post a new My Favorite.. post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on my weekly post, link back to this post and visit others.”

At the end of each month, I’ll post the prompts for the following month so be sure to check back then!

*I’ll be making a separate post at the end of the month for the January 2020 prompts!


This pick is easy because I have a Christmas movie that I rewatch every year. For me, that movie is Christmas Vacation. It’s part of the National Lampoon’s “Vacation” franchise and it’s easily one of the best of the bunch. I didn’t actually phrase my post as I should so my favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation.

As for some other Christmas movies, I also enjoy watching Just FriendsArthur Christmas, The Holiday and Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Overall, I will pretty much watch anything when it comes to Christmas movies. Even if it’s pretty cheesy, I usually don’t mind because it’s all in good fun.

I’d like to know what your favorite Christmas movie is so let me know in the comments and I’ll see everyone in 2020 😀

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Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books I Didn’t Get To in 2019

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Shanah once again knocked it out of the park with this prompt because there are a lot of books that I didn’t end up reading. There are tons of books that I missed out on this year but thankfully, I caught up on some, too. Either way, I’m going to use this as a guide for my 2020 reading plans. I’ll also probably do another similar post soon so be on the lookout 😉

If you’re interested in participating in Top 5 Tuesday, all you have do is write up your post and pingback to one of Shanah’s posts. Make sure you pingback to her posts and not just her blog so she can add you to the list.


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5. Hello Girls

The first book is probably going to be the only YA book to make the list. However, I really feel like I missed out on Hello Girls. I know that this book is a retelling of Thelma and Louise but with two teenage girls. I know that they’re both trying to escape some things and it’s basically their revenge story. At least that’s what I’ve gathered but I’m excited to see if it ends up being as good as everyone makes it out to be. Personally, I think it could be a good Feminist Lit Feb pick.

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4. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

I’m super disappointed in myself since I had this on a list in 2019 and still haven’t read it but I do plan on getting Kindle Unlimited so I should be able to. Either way, I know that this is a slow-burn NFL romance so it’s basically all of my buzzwords. I don’t know much about it other than that but that’s all I need to know. Lol

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3. All The King’s Men Duet

I finally completed Kennedy Ryan’s Hoops series and just in time, she released an entirely new series for me to read. I really do love Kennedy Ryan’s books so I’m excited to read this. I’ve seen a lot of people talk about how good this series is and that it quickly became one of their favorites. I think it’s a political romance so I’m curious to see how I feel about it.

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2. A Girl Like Her (Ravenswood #1)

Last month, I picked up Get A Life, Chloe Brown and since then, I haven’t stopped thinking about Talia Hibbert. In particular, I’m thinking about how I’ve been avoiding her books and I really need to pick them up. I know that my library has this one so I plan on reading the entire series next year. I’ve heard really good things about it so I hope I end up loving it as much as her newest release.

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1. Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers #1)

The last book on my list is the start of a series that I’ve heard a lot about. I feel like this is a super hyped romance series and I haven’t picked it up yet. If I remember correctly, this book is a hate-to-love romance between a girl and a twin but she thinks it’s the other twin that she doesn’t hate. Maybe I’m getting it mixed up but I really do want to give this series a try. I know it’s rather long but the same thing can be said about Kennedy Ryan’s books and I enjoy them so we’ll see. Either way, I want to start this series next year. 🙂

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