Hello, and happy Monday, book lovers! I hope you’re enjoying a lovely September so far and have so many good books to read, you don’t have room for all of them. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty
Sponsored by Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
They Needed to Die.
Sal Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home.
When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.
Deals, Reals, and Squeals!
Joan Didion gets a new Netflix documentary.
Check out Brown Girl Begins, based on Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson!
Renee Watson signed a five-book deal.
The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is being developed into a film.
Emily St. John Mandel’s new book has been announced!
CBS is developing L.A. Confidential drama series.
Nurse Ratched series starring Sarah Paulson coming to Netflix.
Stoner by John Williams is going to be a film.
It sequel plans already moving forward.
Here’s the cover for Heather Webb’s The Phantom’s Apprentice. (February 2018)
Tor has the first peek at The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell. (Saga Press, February 2018)
And here’s a look at The Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova. (Keymaster Press, December 5)
The trailer for The Man Who Invented Christmas, a film about Charles Dickens.
A new look at Thor: Ragnarok! (Jeff Goldblum should always dress like that, imho.)
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!
Mother of All Pigs by Malu Halasa (Unnamed Press, November 14): Fantastic novel about three generations of women in a small Jordanian town, the women in the Sabas household. The story follows the daily workings of their lives, the secrets they keep, and the sacrifices they make. It’s a richly woven tale about family and the realities of everyday life in the Middle East.
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The author of the amazing Signal to Noise and Certain Dark Things is back with a wonderful story about etiquette and, er, telekinesis. Nina is in the city of Loisail to find a husband, but the rumors of her special abilities are making it difficult. When Nina meets a man who says he can help her control her powers, she soon finds herself under his spell. But looks can be deceiving. What fun!
And this is funny.
The #MakeClassicNovelsModern hashtag on Twitter was a delight. This one made me LOL.