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Welcome to Monday, readers! I hope you were able to relax a little this weekend and read something wonderful. I know it’s hard right now. I recommend screaming into a pillow. No, really. Let it out!

Unfortunately, there’s not much more going on in the book world right now than delays and cancelations, but I have a few exciting things to tell you. And here’s where you can learn more about COVID-19 Updates from the Bookish World. We continue to update it regularly.

Whatever you are doing or watching or reading this week, I am sending you virtual hugs. Please try and enjoy the rest of your week as best you can, and remember to stay inside and wash your hands. We’re going to be okay. I’ll see you again on Thursday. – xoxo, Liberty

Here’s Monday’s trivia question: “The Knitting Done” is the title of the second-to-last chapter in what classic book? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reels, and Squeals! 

Ibi Zoboi will chat live online next week with Dr. Yusef Salaam, one of the exonerated Central Park 5, about their upcoming YA novel.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White is being made into a series.

Axie Oh and Rory Power announced new novels coming in 2022. revealed the cover of The Fourth Island by Sarah Tolmie.

And Tor’s new horror imprint, Nightfire, will be publishing Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw.

Melissa Febos announced a new essay collection.

Subterranean Press is publishing a new Aliette de Bodard novella.

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:

Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark (, October 13)

I am a big fan of The Black God’s Drums, so I can’t wait to get my hands on Clark’s newest novella. This one is a supernatural twist on D.W. Griffith, The Birth of a Nation, and the Ku Klux Klan. In it, Griffith is a sorcerer, and he and the Klan are preparing to open Hell on Earth. Looking to stop them is bootlegger Maryse Boudreaux, who has a magic sword and a sharpshooter friend. I love supernatural twists on history!

What I’m reading this week:

Malorie: A Novel by Josh Malerman

The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab

The Kidnap Years: The Astonishing True History of the Forgotten Kidnapping Epidemic That Shook Depression-Era America by David Stout

Earthlings: A Novel by Sayaka Murata

The Eighth Life: for Brilka by Nino Haratischvili

Pun of the week: 

A magician decided to incorporate the use of trapdoors in his shows. But it’s probably just a stage he’s going through.

Here’s a cat picture:

This goofball.

And this is funny.

Everything needs pockets.

Trivia answer: A Tale of Two Cities.

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