Book Radar

The First Trailer for THE GOLDFINCH Has Landed and More Book Radar!

Hellooooooo! We haven’t seen each other in so long. I completely forgot last week that Monday was a holiday. But we’re back on track now! I have some fun things to tell you about today. 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

Sponsored by William Morrow Books

Emily Dawson travels to Barbados in 1854 to claim an unexpected inheritance from her grandfather – Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados that her grandfather never told anyone he owned. Emily discovers that Peverills is a burned out shell, destroyed in 1816, when an uprising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Why would her grandfather leave her a property in ruins? Why are the neighboring plantation owners so eager to acquire Peverillsw? The answers lie in the past–a tangled history of deception, greed, clandestine love, betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom.

Trivia question time! What writer published a poem in the Mississippi literary review when she was just thirteen years old?(Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

freshwaterExciting adaptation news: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi is going to be a film!

Kathleen Rooney has a new book coming in the fall of 2020.

The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez is going to be a musical.

Gentleman Jack has been renewed for a second season.

Hulu has ordered an anthology series based on Nathan Ballingrud’s North American Lake Monsters.

The Jonas Brothers are releasing a memoir in the fall.

French Exit by Patrick deWitt is going to be a film with Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges.

Caleb Roerhig announced his new novel, The Fell of Dark, coming in January 2020.

Marsai Martin may star in the adaptation of Amari and the Night Brothers.

Cover Reveals 

Here’s the first look at How to Speak Boy by Tiana Smith. (Swoon Reads, January 7th, 2020)

And the first peek at the cover of The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters. (Crooked Lane Books, December 10)

Sneak Peeks

the goldfinchHere’s the first trailer for the adaptation of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt!

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 king of crowsThe King of Crows by Libba Bray (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, February 4, 2020)

It’s the final book in the Diviners series, eeeeeeeeee! I have enjoyed this spooky YA series SO MUCH, and can’t wait for this one. Everything Libba Bray does is amazing, so if you’ve never read this series, or any of her books, I highly recommend correcting that.

What I’m reading this week.

natalie tan's book of luckNatalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky (Yes, still. Little bits at a time.)

Bunny: A Novel by Mona Awad

And this is funny.

Poor kitty.

Trivia answer: Donna Tartt.

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