Welcome to another book-filled Thursday! I have some fun news and recommendations to share with you today. Also, I don’t know if it’s the warmer weather or what, but I have been reading up a storm lately. (I also started watching Veep and, holy cats, I love it so much!) I hope whatever you’re doing, you have a great rest of your week, and remember to be kind to yourself and others. I’ll see you again on Monday. – xoxo, Liberty
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Maris Brown is a liar. A good one. But even she is unprepared for what a summer in a wealthy beach town with her estranged father and his new family have in store for her. Sinister plots lurk beneath the surface of what should be paradise—and at the heart of everything is the elite Duval family. Maris isn’t sure who she can trust, but she’s drawn to the youngest Duval. Edison is back from college and dating Maris’s stepsister, but he is far more than the golden boy he appears to be. The secrets he harbors are deadly.
Trivia question time! What is V.C. Andrew’s real name? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)
Deals, Reals, and Squeals!
Joshua Jackson is set to star in the adaptation of Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere.
Adriyan Rae will star in a live-action version of the comic Vagrant Queen by Magdalene Visaggio and Jason Smith.
The Mirror & the Light, the third book in Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell trilogy, is coming in March of 2020.
Berkley has acquired its first queer female romance.
Netflix and Forest Whitaker are teaming up for an adaptation of Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe.
There’s a Napoleon Dynamite sequel coming in comic form.
Kacen Callender announced their upcoming book: Felix Ever After.
And Benjamin Dreyer announced a new upcoming book about fiction.
Here’s the first look at Paul Lisicky’s upcoming memoir Later: My Life at the Edge of the World. (Graywolf Press, March 17)
Nina MacLaughlin revealed the cover of her upcoming book Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung. (FSG Originals, November 19)
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 Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday by Saad Z. Hossain (Tor.com, August 13)
I am a HUGE fan of Hossain’s earlier book, Escape from Baghdad! and Djinn City, so I could not be more excited to read this novella about alternate djinn history and the apocalypse. I will hopefully get to it this weekend!
What I’m reading this week.
The Library of the Unwritten (A Novel from Hell’s Library) by A. J. Hackwith
Searching for Sylvie Lee: A Novel by Jean Kwok
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
And this is funny.
Trivia answer: Cleo Virginia Andrews.
You made it to the bottom! High five. Thanks for reading! – xo, L