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Happy Monday, book lovers! (There has to be something good about Mondays, right?) Here’s your rundown of exciting book news! Have a fabulous week, kittens. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

cover of Impossible Views of the World by Lucy IvesSponsored by IMPOSSIBLE VIEWS OF THE WORLD by Lucy Ives, published by Penguin Press

Stella Krakus, a curator at Manhattan’s renowned Central Museum of Art, is having the roughest week in approximately ever. Her soon-to-be ex-husband (the perfectly awful Whit Ghiscolmbe) is stalking her, a workplace romance with “a fascinating, hyper-rational narcissist” is in freefall, and a beloved colleague, Paul, has gone missing. Pulsing with neurotic humor and dagger-sharp prose, Impossible Views of the World is a dazzling debut novel about how to make it through your early thirties with your brain and heart intact.


dawnAva DuVernay is developing Octavia Butler’s sci-fi novel Dawn as a television series!

Anna Paquin to star in Tell It To the Bees, based on the novel by Fiona Shaw.

Exit West is going to be a movie!

Riz Ahmed in talks to play popular marvel character in Venom.

Cowboy Ninja Viking with Chris Pratt stakes out June 2019 date.


The cover for the new John Green book was revealed on Good Morning America! (Dutton Books for Young Readers, Oct. 10)


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!

the tea dragon societyThe Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (Oni Press, October 31): *Chandler Bing voice* Could this book BE any cuter? I’m thinking, nope, it could not. It has tiny DRAGONS that grow leave on their horns which people then use to make TEA. The whole concept is so adorable I could die. The world of Greta and the dragon tea makers is about as delightful and inclusive as you can get. I loved this book with the heat of a thousand suns.

stay with meStay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Knopf, August 22): Powerful debut set in Nigeria told from the perspectives of both a husband and wife about their marriage. Yejide and Akin have always wanted to have children, but after four years of trying, Akin takes a second wife. Furious and heartbroken, Yejide believes the only way to win Akin back is to get pregnant – but at what cost? This is THE debut of the year the was Homegoing was THE debut of last year.


I am not only a huge fan of Heather O’Neill’s books, but I am also in love with her Twitter account.