Book Radar

Season 2 of MY BRILLIANT FRIEND and More Book Radar!

Happy Thursday, book lovers! Who wants to hear about books and book-adjacent news? Great, because I have some fun stuff to share today! It’s nice to see that the book world continues to turn even when I look out my window and there’s eight inches of snow and it’s six degrees outside. *side-eyes Maine*

Let’s see, what else? I have been watching a lot of The Great British Baking Show. Why did no one tell me how wonderful it is?!? Jk, everyone has told me how wonderful it is, I just couldn’t hear them over Noel Fielding’s shirts. I find watching it is very relaxing, despite it being a competition. Probably because I’m not one of the bakers. I’m almost done with the last season on Netflix, which is distressing. What should I watch next????

Whatever you are doing or watching 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! In what Nancy Drew book did her dog Topo first appear? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

my brilliant friendDetails about the second season of My Brilliant Friend have been shared.

Former Rioter Preeti Chhibber is writing a Star War! Her picture book about Yoda, illustrated by Mike Deas, will be out in the fall.

Here’s the first trailer for Little Fires Everywhere with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

And here’s the trailer for the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People.

Here are the nominees for the Edgar Awards.

Here’s the cover reveal for The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi, the sequel to The Gilded Wolves.

Netflix has acquired U.S. rights to Wasp Network, the Cuban spy thriller with Penelope Cruz, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Edgar Ramirez, based on the book The Last Soldiers on the Cold War: The Story of the Cuban Five by Fernando Morais.

John Paul Brammer announced his memoir deal.

Ken Follett’s novel, A Column of Fire, is being turned into limited series for Epix.

Suzanne Collins is darthvadering Coriolanus Snow for the Hunger Games prequel.

Here’s the cover reveal for Flying Over Water by N. H. Senzai and Shannon Hitchcock.

Lifetime is making a five-movie series based on the Ruby Landry novels by V.C. Andrews.

Here’s more on the Defending Jacob series with Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery, based on the novel by William Landay.

Here’s the first look at the Nancy Drew prequel The Curse.

Here the cover reveal for An Unnatural Life by Erin K. Wagner.

Luke Evans will star in a three-part series called The Pembrokeshire Murders, based on the book Catching the Bullseye Killer by Steve Wilkins and Jonathan Hill.

Here’s the cover reveal for The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling.

Asterix & Obelix: The Silk Road will be a film.

Netflix set the release date for the second season of Altered Carbon.

Here’s the cover reveal for City Under the Stars by Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick.

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:

red pillRed Pill: A Novel by Hari Kunzru (Knopf, September 1)

You may remember that I raved and raved and raved about how much I loved Kunzru’s last novel, White Tears. It’s a fantastic psychological horror novel about race and appropriation. This one sounds like another edge-of-your-seat read, about a violent cop reality show and its sinister creator. WE WANTS THE PRECIOUS.

What I’m reading this week.

the empress of salt and fprtuneThe Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver

Tall Tales and Wee Stories by Billy Connolly

Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Plain Bad Heroines by emily m. danforth

And this is funny.

Librarian humor!

Song stuck in my head:

“Freeway” by Aimee Mann

Trivia answer: The Whispering Statue (Nancy Drew #14).

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