Book Radar

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx in JUST MERCY and More Book Radar!

Hello, and welcome to another episode of “UGH I WILL NEVER READ EVERY BOOK I WANT.” I have some fun stuff to tell you about – so much adaptation news! – and of course, a trivia question, a pun, and a cat picture. Basically, I’m helping start the week off right. Please enjoy the rest of your week, and remember to be excellent to each other! I’ll see you again on Thursday. – xoxo, Liberty

Here’s Monday’s trivia question: What year was the Pulitzer Prize expanded to include online and multimedia entries? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reels, and Squeals! 

the underground railroadWilliam Jackson Harper is joining the adaptation of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

Here’s the first official trailer for Edward Norton’s adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s Motherless Brooklyn.

Here’s the first look at Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx in the adaptation of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King is being adapted into a film. (I didn’t realize there were any of his older books left that haven’t been adapted!)

A Ms. Marvel series in the works for the upcoming streaming service DisneyPlus.

Dmitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033 is getting a movie adaptation.

Cover Reveals

Here’s the first look at Keep It Together, Keiko Carter by Debbi Michiko Florence. (Scholastic Press, May 5, 2020)

And here’s a peek at the US cover of The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History by Kassia St Clair. (Liveright, November 12)

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!)

Loved, loved, loved:

all cats are introvertsAll Cats Are Introverts by Francesco Marciuliano (Andrews McMeel Publishing, October 15)

I never get tired of these books of cat poems. I Could Pee on This was the first, and they’ve all been funny. They are written from a cat’s POV and feature great full-color illustrations. Marciuliano has really captured the essence of cats. By which I mean their destructive natures when they aren’t busy ignoring us. This is the perfect gift for the cat lover in your life! (I mean you. It’s you, isn’t it?)

What I’m reading this week:

the seepThe Seep by Chana Porter

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Cold Storage by David Koepp

Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis

Pun of the week: 

Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of soda? He was lucky it was a soft drink.

Here’s a kitten picture:

They’re easier to handle if you glue them together.

And this is funny.

Oh, dystopia.

Trivia answer: 2011.

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