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A New Trilogy From Naomi Novik and More Book Radar!

Happy Monday! I wasn’t a huge fan of January, but I’m really getting into February! Lots of great books, great shows, and great movies. (Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back! 🎉) And I got Long Kiss Goodnight hair. It has more than makes up for my dumb January.

I hope your February has been treating you right, and whatever you’re watching or doing, I hope you have something wonderful to read. 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 do the ‘S.E.’ in ‘S.E. Hinton’ stand for? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reels, and Squeals! 

Here’s the first look at the cover of Prime Deceptions, the sequel to Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes.

Naomi Novik is working on a new trilogy!

There’s going to be a new Marilynne Robinson novel this October.

This upcoming collection, Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda, sounds amazing.

Sophia Lillis, Noomi Rapace, Charlie Plummer, and Peter Dinklage will star in The Thicket, the upcoming film based on the novel by Joe R. Lansdale.

Barry Keoghan, who was set to star in the adaptation of Y: The Last Man, has dropped out of the project.

Julian Fellowes is writing the script for an upcoming Wind in the Willows adaptation.

Sam Claflin will join Riley Keough in Daisy Jones and the Six.

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!

Excited to read:

Memorial by Bryan Washington (Riverhead Books, October 13)

If you haven’t read Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington, walk, don’t run. It is an AMAZING collection. Which is why I am super-excited to check out this novel. It’s about a young gay couple in Houston who come to a crossroads in their relationship when one of them flies to Japan to see his dying estranged father, while his mother stays behind in his apartment with his partner.

What I’m reading this week:

mexican gothicMexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Blackwood by Michael Farris Smith

Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery Book 1) by Tina Kashian

The Great Offshore Grounds by Vanessa Veselka

Greenwood: A Novel by Michael Christie

Pun of the week: 

I recently took a pole and found out 100% of the occupants were angry with me when their tent collapsed.

Here’s a cat picture:

Sometimes, you just have to scream.

And this is funny.


Trivia answer: Susan Eloise.

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