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The Trailer for SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK and More Book Radar!

Welcome back to another Thursday, book dragons. Is Thursday anyone’s favorite day of the week? Do people have favorite days of the week? I quite like Thursdays. It means I’m one day away from a weekend full of reading! Because yes, everything is book-related with me. And speaking of books, 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

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Trivia question time! What author graduated from Kenyon College in 2000 with a double major in English and religious studies? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

Sandi Tan will write and direct an adaptation of Elif Batuman’s The Idiot.

The adaptation of Looking for Alaska will be available to stream on Hulu in October.

Mahershala Ali may star in the adaptation of Albert Woodfox’s memoir Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades In Solitary Confinement, My Story of Transformation and Hope.

Barry Jenkins will direct a film based on Jennifer Dunning’s biography Alvin Ailey: A Life In Dance.

Marieke Nijkamp has a graphic novel coming in Spring 2020. It’s part of DC’s Zoom and Ink series, which features several other upcoming titles.

George R.R. Martin is the new Chief World Builder for Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment collective.

A Sammy Davis Jr. miniseries is in the works from Lee Daniels, based on the book In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. by Wil Haygood.

William Boyle announced a new novel for March 2020. (I am a big fan of his stuff.)

The graphic memoir Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole J Georges is being adapted for television.

thelma the unicornSarah McCoy announced a new novel for 2021.

Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey is being made into a musical.

And Jonathan Lee announced a new novel for 2021.

Cover Reveals 

EW has the first look at Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. (Bloomsbury Publishing, January 28)

Courtney Summers shared the cover for the rerelease of her novel Cracked Up to Be. (Wednesday Books, February 4, 2020)

Catapult shared the covers for Night Theater by Vikram Paralkar (January 14, 2020) and A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Search for Belonging by Nicole Chung and Mensah Demary (February 11, 2020).

And here’s the cover of Oligarchy: A Novel by Scarlett Thomas. (Counterpoint Press, January 14, 2020)

Sneak Peeks

trinketsHere’s the trailer for the Netflix adaptation of Trinkets by Kirsten Smith.

And here’s the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

And the trailer for season two of Sweetbitter.

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 reckless oath we madeThe Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, August 20)

The new novel from the author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things! That book was one long punch in the face, in a good way. I’m excited to see what Greenwood has cooked up next.

What I’m reading this week.

the paper waspThe Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora

Permanent Record by Mary H. K. Choi

The Doll Factory: A Novel by Elizabeth Macneal

Ghosts of Berlin: Stories by Rudolph Herzog, Emma Rault (translator)

And this is funny.

This is consistently one of my favorite Twitter accounts.

Trivia answer: John Green.

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