Welcome to the beginning of another week that is filled with bookish possibility! Today I have a ton of exciting book-related news for you. I hope everything in your world is marvelous and you’re reading something wonderful. Enjoy your upcoming week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty
Here’s this week’s trivia question: What popular character first appeared as the protagonist of an 1883 children’s novel by Italian author Carlo Collodi?
NYT best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson and TV writer-producer Steven L. Sears collaborate with artist Mike Ratera to bring to life this sci-fi story about space exploration, aliens, and war. Joe Human is taken to a harsh P.O.W. camp on a distant planet where he will be examined, tortured, and forced to endure experiments that rip into his very mind, as the alien Krael seek to answer the question: What is human? At 192 pages, this full-length hardback graphic novel also offers an original novella written by Anderson and Sears with art by Nathan Gooden.
Deals, Reals, and Squeals!
AMC greenlights Dietland companion talk show hosted by Aisha Tyler.
Sherlock Holmes 3 coming to theaters Christmas of 2020.
Justina Ireland is writing a Star Wars book!
Fox will be home to The Passage, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar.
How To Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran to be a feature film.
Tomi Adeyemi announced the title and release date of the second Legacy of Orisha book!
Kate Walsh has joined The Umbrella Academy cast.
There’s going to be a new Friday Night Lights film.
Hulu has ordered a limited series based on John Green’s Looking for Alaska.
Here’s all the latest news on the Captain Marvel movie.
Corbin Bernsen and Annette O’Toole join Marvel’s The Punisher At Netflix.
Vanity Fair takes a look at the new Little Women adaptation.
Film rights have sold to The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan, a thriller due out July 3 in the US.
Chelsea Clinton to publish children’s book for young activists, Start Now!
Jacqueline Woodson revealed the cover and an excerpt of Harbor Me. (Nancy Paulsen Books, August 28)
And here’s the gorgeous cover of Roshani Chokshi’s new series, The Gilded Wolves. (Wednesday Books, January 15, 2019)
And the cover for Upon a Burning Throne by Ashok Banker is so beautiful. (John Joseph Adams, May 7, 2019)
All today’s covers are so gorgeous! Here’s the first peek at Unholy Lands by Lavie Tidhar. (Tachyon Publications, October 16)
Here’s the most recent trailer for Deadpool 2 (featuring David Beckham).
Deborah Harkness revealed the first images of the Bishop/Mather family from the Discovery of Witches adaptation.
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!
A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney (Imprint, September 25)
This is a badass retelling of Alice in Wonderland set in Atlanta, where Alice is a warrior who fights monsters in the dream world of Wonderland. When her mentor is poisoned, she must travel deep into the heart of Wonderland for the antidote, but can she retrieve it before she loses her head? I thought I was tired of Alice retellings but this one changed my mind. It’s awesome.
Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach (Doubleday, August 7)
Five years after Ben’s little brother Eric disappeared, Ben gets a job working in the grocery store where Eric was last seen. Right away, he can tell there is something wrong with the store, and after wondering all this time what happened to Eric, Ben is quite certain he’s going to be sorry to learn the answer. I read this at bedtime because I’m a masochist, apparently. If you enjoy being creeped out, mark this one down now!
What I’m reading this week.
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
Blood Highway by Gina Wohlsdorf
Providence by Caroline Kepnes
Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li
And this is funny.
Have you seen Alistair, Colin Dickey’s dog? He is the cutest.
Trivia answer: Pinocchio.