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Hello, my Thursday friends! This is the last Thursday Book Radar of 2019, because Book Riot is on vacation next week. Which means, by default, I am on vacation next week. I’m excited. I plan to read books, play with my cats, and watch Stargate SG-1. So, like a regular week, only there are no newsletters to write or podcasts to record.

I already have a BIG list of books I want to read on vacation, except for the name of the first book I will read in the New Year. I always have a hard time deciding that one! I still have almost two weeks to figure it out. (I did manage to make a pretty picture of each of the books I read first in every year this decade.)

I hope that you are all well, and enjoying the last weeks of the decade with good books. Whatever you are doing or reading this week, please remember to be kind to yourself and others. I’ll see you again on Monday! – xoxo, Liberty

Trivia question time! What is Stephen King’s middle name? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

permanent recordJon H. Chu will direct an adaptation of Mary H.K. Choi’s YA novel Permanent Record for Warner Bros.

Uzo Aduba and Zackary Momoh will join Lupita Nyong’o in HBO Max’s Americanah series.

Here’s the cover reveal for Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram. It’s the sequel to Darius the Great is Not Okay.

The Root’s Michael Harriot has signed a two-book deal.

Tyler Feder also announced a new two-book contract.

Here’s the trailer for the second season of You on Netflix.

This week in Stephen King reboots: Firestarter.

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:

catherine houseCatherine House by Elisabeth Thomas (Custom House, May 12)

I am a sucker for a Secret History comparison (even though I have still never found a book that earned it), so I NEED this book. It’s a Gothicky novel about a very selective school of higher learning hidden in the Pennsylvania woods, and a shocking secret about a group of its most elite students. MY BODY IS READY.

What I’m reading this week.

The Missing American cover imageThe Missing American by Kwei Quartey

Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage by Tori Amos

Follow Me to Ground: A Novel by Sue Rainsford

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained by Colin Dickey

And this is funny.

Doesn’t leave a lot of options.

Song stuck in my head:

“Archive” by Mal Blum.

Trivia answer: Edwin.

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