Book Radar

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR Headed to the Disney Channel and More Book Radar!

It’s that time again! I have some cool stuff to share with you today. A bit of end-of-summer news and some exciting tidbits. (Also, how is summer over???) As you can imagine, I spend a LOT of time looking at catalogs and book news, so I like being able to transfer the stuff I put in my brain to this newsletter to share with everyone else. So kick back, relax, and enjoy. I hope you have a great rest of your week, and remember to be kind to yourself and others.  I’ll see you again on Thursday, because Monday is a holiday. Which reminds me of this. – xoxo, Liberty

Trivia question time! How many of Emily Dickinson’s poems were published during her lifetime? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

the gifted schoolBruce Holsinger’s new novel The Gifted School will be adapted for television.

Here’s Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson in the new trailer for Dickinson, debuting this fall on Apple TV+.

Rainbirds author Clarissa Goenawan announced her new book.

And Sarah Gailey announced a third title coming from them in 2020.

Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur to be an animated series for the Disney Channel.

Here’s Meryl Streep in the trailer for The Laundromat, based on Jake Bernstein’s non-fiction book Secrecy World.

And here’s the trailer for The King with Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson, inspired by Shakespeare’s Henry work. revealed the cover for Hearts of Oak by Eddie Robson. (, March 17, 2020)

Shiny! Here’s the cover for Godshot by Chelsea Bieker. (Catapult, April 7, 2020)

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 knockout queenThe Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe (Knopf, April 28, 2020)

I JUST learned about this last night and I am over the moon! I love, love, love her other novels, The Girls of Corona del Mar and Dear Fang. I love them like WHOA. She is amazing, and I cannot wait to read this! It’s about two high school students who learn each other’s lives are not as they seem. SIGN ME UP.

What I’m reading this week.

the deep rivers solomonThe Deep by Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, et al.

Think Black: A Memoir by Clyde W. Ford

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

This Tender Land: A Novel by William Kent Krueger

And this is funny.

THIS IS THE CUTEST. (NSFW: There is a curse word in the body of the tweet, but it’s the cutest video, I promise.)

Trivia answer: Ten. 

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