Book Radar

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It’s another Thursday, readers, but it’s a little different this week. A lot of things are on pause because of our current global crisis. So I have a little bit of book news for you, and a few links to some things that might make you smile during this time. Also, here’s where you can learn more about COVID-19 Updates from the Bookish World. We’ll continue to update it regularly.

Whatever you are doing or watching or reading this week, I am sending you virtual hugs. I hope you are safe, and 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 verb is the last word in the poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

I have a few fabulous cover reveals today:

And some exciting book deals:

Here are three YA backlist titles to read before they are made into films.

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 Mission House by Carys Davies

A few years ago, I read The Redemption of Galen Pike, a story collection by Davies, and I was FLOORED. Then, she released a novel called West, and I was floored all over again! She has quickly become one of my new favorite writers, and I am wildly envious of people in the UK, because they are going to get to read this way before the rest of us. We don’t even have a release date here, if at all. So, basically I am teasing myself and all of you. The description online says The Mission House is “boldly and imaginatively explores post-colonial ideas in a world fractured between faith and non-belief, young and old, imperial past and nationalistic present. Tenderly subversive and meticulously crafted, it is a deeply human fable of the wonders and terrors of connection in a modern world.”

What I’m reading this week.

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope by Shayla Lawson

Bones: Inside and Out by Roy A. Meals

Mayhem by Estelle Laure

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

And this is funny.

It’s funny because it’s true.

Song stuck in my head:

Pretty Pimpin’ by Kurt Vile

Happy things:

Here are a few things I enjoy that I thought you might like as well:

Trivia answer: Sleep.

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