Book Radar

News of a STATION ELEVEN Adaptation and Emily St. John Mandel’s New Novel and More Book Radar!

Happy Thursday! Here is some great stuff to smoosh in your brainpan. Because book stuff is the best smoosh stuff! 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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Underpowered and overwhelmed, Kenton tries to hold the Sand Masters together as forces political and personal conspire against them. Now, in one final push, Kenton must tap the most dangerous depths of his own abilities to combat the enemies within his own guild, and discover the truth behind the ambush that killed his father and almost destroyed the Sand Masters for good.

Trivia question time! What show inspired the Traveling Symphony’s motto “survival is insufficient” in Emily St. John Mandel’s novel Station Eleven? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

station elevenPatrick Somerville is adapting both Made for Love by Alissa Nutting and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

And speaking of Emily, she revealed information about her new novel The Glass Hotel.

Constance Wu will star in the Goodbye, Vitamin adaptation.

Stephen King’s The Stand miniseries announced its all-star cast.

Keegan Michael-Key to star with Meryl Streep, Ariana Grande and more in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix musical adaptation of Prom.

Joe Hill is writing and overseeing a new line of DC horror comics, including a contribution from Carmen Maria Machado.

Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to The Giver of Stars, a new novel from Jojo Moyes.

Marvel unveils one-act plays featuring Ms. Marvel, Thor, and other heroes.

good morning, midnightGeorge Clooney to direct and star in Lily Brooks-Dalton’s Good Morning, Midnight.

Lincoln Lawyer series in development at CBS from David E. Kelley.

Daisy Ridley is reportedly the top choice for the Batgirl film.

Cover Reveals

Samantha Irby shared the amazing cover of Wow, No Thank You, her upcoming memoir. (Vintage, Spring 2020)

Here’s the first look at Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life, the upcoming book from Anne Bogel. (Baker Books, March 3, 2020)

And the first look at Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold. (Balzer + Bray, February 25, 2020)

Sneak Peeks

opheliaHere’s a clip of the new Ophelia movie with Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts.

Here’s the trailer for the final season of Orange is the New Black.

And here’s the first photos of the adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel Sandition.

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 last dayThe Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray (Dutton, February 4, 2020)

I am going to be completely honest with you: I don’t remember why I wrote this down. I have a short list where I add upcoming titles that have been recommended to me, and I don’t remember who told me I needed to read this one. That said, the plot sounds amazing, about a plausible dystopian near-future and a scientist who is doing her damndest to save the world. And the planet’s rotation has stopped and the US population now inhabits the lower half of Great Britain which sounds bananas. I am indeed excited to get my hands on it!

What I’m reading this week.

from hell to breakfastFrom Hell to Breakfast by Meghan Tifft

In at the Deep End by Kate Davies

Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel by Dexter Palmer

Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger

And this is funny.

Start them young.

Trivia answer: Star Trek: Voyager.

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