Hello, book lovers! I know it’s Monday, but there are still a lot of exciting things happening in the world of books. (Including an All the Books spinoff, starting this Friday!) Hope you enjoy your week. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty
Deals, Reels, and Squeals
The Dumplin’ movie has cast Willowdean Dickson!
Victoria Schwab has a middle grade novel, called City of Ghosts, coming in 2018.
Shioli Kutsuna joins the cast of Deadpool 2.
Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch and more join the Season 2 cast of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Glenn Close to star in zombie comedy pilot Sea Oak, based on the George Saunders short story. (THE BEST STORY.)
Martin Freeman to adapt Paradise Lost into “surprisingly modern” TV series.
Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror to spin off into books. (Who would you have write them?)
MGM has acquired the rights to produce Every Day, the feature adaptation to David Levithan’s YA novel.
Judy Greer cast in Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette.
Viking is publishing Nina Stibbe’s An Almost Perfect Christmas.
The third title in the awesome Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers was just announced! (June 14, 2018)
Sandhya Menon, author of the fabulous When Dimple Met Rishi, just announced the title of her new book! (Summer 2018)
Gorgeous cover reveal for Tarnished City by Vic James. (Sept. 5, 2017)
It’s the first peek at Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina James. (May 1, 2018)
There’s a cover for the new Anne Bishop book in the World of Others series. (March 6, 2018)
The trailer for season one of TNT’s Will is up.
The first look at Don’t Come Back from the Moon, based on the novel by Dean Bakopoulos.
Book Riot Recommends
At Book Riot, I work on the New Books! email, the All the Books! podcast about new releases, and the Book Riot Insiders New Release Index. I am very fortunate to get to read a lot of upcoming titles, and I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!
Final Girls by Riley Sager (Dutton, July 11)
I’m calling it: this is going to be the biggest thriller of the summer! Quincy Carpenter is a Final Girl – the name given by newspapers to the sole survivors of horror movie-like massacres. Quincy has put her trauma behind her – until the past shows up on her doorstep in the form of Sam, another of the famous Final Girls. Sam arrives the same night as the news about the suicide of the other Final Girl breaks. Sam claims she wants to get to know Quincy and bond over their shared experiences, but can Quincy trust her? As they spend time together, Sam brings out a side of Quincy she has been hiding for years, and unearths dark memories about her night of terror – memories that may prove she was wrong about what happened. This is a super-fast, super-fun summer read!
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (Doubleday, July 11)
This fantastically fun novel explores the idea of “What happens when Scooby-Doo and the gang grow up? And what if monsters were real all along?” The Blyton Summer Detective Club were notorious for unmasking the Sleepy Lake monster in the summer of 1977. But now it’s 1990, and things have changed drastically for the gang. They’ve drifted apart, haunted by their final night together on a case many years ago, each member more damaged than the last. But finally tired of running from their demons, the gang will face their past – and each other – to learn the truth about their haunted experiences. This is a dark, rollicking good time, full of pop culture and in-jokes (like Zoinx River Valley.) I loved Cantero’s last book, The Supernatural Enhancements, and I loved this one!
And this is funny.
It’s funny because it’s true.