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MEATY by Samantha Irby is Coming to Comedy Central and More Book Radar!

Happy Thursday to my favorite people! How’s your week going? It’s a gray one here in Maine. Thank goodness there are books and kittens. Please enjoy the rest of your week, be kind to yourself as well as others, and remember that life is hard – you are doing a great job! – xoxo, Liberty

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Poppy used to be an optimist. But after being publicly fat-shamed, she’s having trouble seeing the good in the world. As a result, Poppy trades her beloved vintage clothes for a feathered chicken costume and accepts a job as an anonymous sign waver outside a restaurant. Cam, her twin brother, who is adjusting to life as an openly gay teen; Buck, a charming photographer with a cute British accent and a not-so-cute mean-streak; and Lewis a teen caring for an ailing parent, while struggling to reach the final stages of his gender transition.

P.S. I almost forgot: Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Trivia question time! The Washington Irving character Ichabod Crane had feet shaped like what? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

they both die at the endThey Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera is being developed for HBO.

Meaty by Samantha Irby is being developed by Comedy Central.

Timbaland is publishing a children’s book.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are developing The Devil in the White City for Hulu.

Jasmine Guillory will be writing four more books with Berkley Romance.

Netflix won the battle for the rights to the short story, Faun, by Joe Hill.

Sandhya Menon is writing a fairytale retelling series.

There’s going to be a Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries movie!

Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet is being made into a series.

Rainbow Rowell announced the release date of Wayward Son.

Cover Reveals

Here’s the first look at Dear Sweet Pea, Julie Murphy’s upcoming middle grade novel. (Balzer + Bray, October 1)

And Bustle has the cover reveal of Rebel Girls By Elizabeth Keenan. (Inkyard Press, September 10)

Sneak Peeks

Here’s the first full trailer for Shrill!

Here’s the teaser trailer for Disney’s live-action version of Aladdin.

Here’s the first trailer for the J.R.R. Tolkein biopic.

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 learn about a lot of upcoming titles, and I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week so you can add them to your TBR! (It will now be books I loved on Mondays and books I’m excited to read on Thursdays. YAY, BOOKS!)

Excited to read:

the water dancerThe Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Random House, September 3)

The New York Times got the scoop on the new book by Coates! We knew it was coming, because it was teased at the Frankfurt Book Fair, but not what it was called or what it was about. SPOILER: IT SOUNDS AMAZING. You can read about it here.

What I’m reading this week.

the cassandraThe Cassandra by Sharma Shields

The White Book by Han Kang

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

And this is funny.

Trivia answer: Shovels.

You made it to the bottom! High five. Thanks for reading! – xo, L