Book Radar

Riz Ahmed Will Star in EXIT WEST and More Book Radar!

Welcome to another Thursday, readers! I am excited to share some book-related news with you, as usual. There are so many movie and television adaptations happening, it’s amazing. I am one of those people who likes to read the book first, so I can compare it to its adaptation. My most recent adaptation watch was The Witcher. Looking forward to seeing Tormund in the second season!

Whatever you are doing or watching or reading this week, please remember to be kind to yourself and others. Thanks for subscribing, and I’ll see you again on Monday! – xoxo, Liberty

Trivia question time! What Spanish author wrote more than 5000 novels? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

patsy by nicole dennis-bennHere are the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists!

Tiffany D. Jackson announced a horror novel.

Riz Ahmed will star in and produce Netflix’s adaptation of Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.

AMC is making Pantheon, an animated series based on Ken Liu’s short fiction.

There’s a new tabletop game based on Dune coming soon.

Lucy Alibar will pen the film adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

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:

Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park by Andy Mulvihill and Jake Rossen

Despite the fact that I literally grew up across the street from an amusement park (and we heard lions roaring every morning at 5am, which is weird when you’re in Maine), I detest going to parks and am terrified of rides. But I will read the hell out of a book about other people doing it! This is about a park in New Jersey in the 1980s that had the nicknames “Accident Park,” “Class Action Park,” and “Traction Park.” I can feel my heart rate elevating just thinking about reading this book. BRING IT.

What I’m reading this week.

American Animals: A True Crime Memoir by Eric Borsuk

Mayhem: A Novel by Estelle Laure

The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II by Leonard Pitts Jr.

Not a Gentleman’s Work: The Untold Story of a Gruesome Murder at Sea and the Long Road to Truth by Gerard Koeppel

The Silence of the White City by Eva García Sáenz

And this is funny.

I can identify.

Song stuck in my head:

Everyone Knows Juanita” by Gael García Bernal

Trivia answer: Corín Tellado.

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