Hello and welcome to another Monday! I am excited to share this week’s newsletter with you because I have added a couple new categories to get even more book information (and non-book information) out into the world. I am like a little book bee, pollinating your TBRs, buzz buzz! 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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After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and the time to repay the debt has come.
Deals, Reals, and Squeals!
Kenneth Branagh will star in the adaptation of A Gentleman in Moscow, based on the novel by Amor Towles.
Rebecca Roanhorse is writing an Anasazi-inspired epic fantasy.
Neil Gaiman Is bringing the Gormenghast fantasy series back to television.
Kathryn Hahn to star in the pilot of HBO’s adaption of Tom Perotta’s Mrs. Fletcher.
Hugh Laurie joins George Clooney’s adaptation of Catch-22.
Tana French announced a new novel coming in October: The Witch Elm.
From the “They’ve Been Trying to Make This for Years” files: FX orders Y: The Last Man pilot.
C.B. Strike, the miniseries based on J.K. Rowlings’ Cormoran Strike novels (written as Robert Gailbraith), gets a release date.
I had the tremendous honor of revealing the cover for Little, the new novel by Edward Carey! (Riverhead Books,October 23)
Hot damn: The first full-length trailer for Fahrenheit 451 is here.
Here’s the first look at the BBC’s adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds.
Showtime released the teaser trailer for Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Here’s another trailer for How to Talk to Girls at Parties, based on the Neil Gaiman short story.
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!
What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine (Harper, May 8)
A dark modern fairy tale, about a young girl who can kill people with a touch – and bring them back to life just as easily. (Think Ned the Pie Maker 2.0, ad infinitum.) Because of her condition, Maisie has always been kept hidden away at her family’s home, where she is raised (and studied) by her scientist father. But when he disappears, Maisie must go looking for him in the one place he told her never to go: the dark woods. If you like your stories a bit strange, this captivating novel is for you.
The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon (Riverhead Books, July 31)
An incendiary (I’m the worst) novel about a Korean American college student named Phoebe who is drawn into a religious extremist cult that may have ties to her family. After bombings rip through several buildings in the town, she disappears, and her friend, Will, obsessively searches for her and for the answers. Can the young woman he knows really be responsible for such violence?
What I’m reading this week.
Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome by Sarai Gonzalez and Monica Brown
Cult X by Fuminori Nakamura (Author), Kalau Almony (Translator)
You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession by Piper Weiss
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
I started exercising at the beginning of the year (UGH) and this song helps me keep the beat.
And this is funny.
I cannot stop laughing at Jami Attenberg’s Instagram post about her dog’s butt because I am really eight years old.