Hey, hey, last week of March! There has already been so many amazing announcements regarding book-related news. BUT I’M NOT DONE! I have a bunch of great stuff for you today. Because I love you and I like you. I hope everything in your world is marvelous and you have something wonderful to read. Enjoy your upcoming week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty
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Deals, Reals, and Squeals!
Amazon is looking to turn Three-Body Problem into a sci-fi television series.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post finds a distributor.
And Netflix picked up To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
And speaking of Netflix, they’ll be running a warning before episodes of S2 of Thirteen Reasons Why.
And more Netflix news: They’ll be adapting The Earthquake Bird by Susanna Jones. (I loved this book.)
And even more Netflix news: Joel Edgerton to star with Timothee Chalamet in a King Henry V film.
Two new Charlotte Brontë manuscripts to be published this fall.
Nnedi Okorafor teased a new book.
There’s going to be a film sequel of sorts to Unbroken.
Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the daughter of Steve Jobs, is writing a memoir about her childhood.
Dear Evan Hansen to become a young adult novel.
Bill Cunningham left behind a secret memoir.
JK Rowling has finished Lethal White, the next Cormoran Strike novel.
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns fans, rejoice! Here’s the cover reveal of Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix. (October 23, Philomel Books)
It’s a new George R. R. Martin…show! Here’s the first look at Syfy’s Nightflyers.
And the trailer for Deadpool 2 has dropped.
And the teaser trailer for AMC’s Dietland!
Here’s the first look at Anthony Hopkins in the BBC adaptation of King Lear.
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!
Circe by Madeline Miller (April 10, Little, Brown and Company)
There are not enough words to describe how much I love Miller’s follow-up to The Song of Achilles, a retelling of the Greek mythology of Circe, daughter of the god of the sun, who was banished to an island for fear of her powers, and the iconic mythology characters she encounters there, as well as the complex tale of her life. Miller turns Circe into a strong, flawed heroine, and this book does her tremendous justice.
The Baghdad Clock by Shahad Al Rawi, Luke Leafgren (Translator) (May 8, OneWorld Publications)
Shortlisted for the Arabic Booker Prize, this little gem follows the lives of two little girls who meet during the Iraq War and become lifelong friends in the face of bombing, conflicts, and civil war, and how their relationship survives. Perfect for fans of The Kite Runner.
And this is funny.
Celeste Ng has raised a wise seven-year-old.