Book Radar

GET OUT Meets REAR WINDOW and More Book Radar!

Hello, friends! It is Week 4 here in my secret volcano lair, and much is the same. I have been reading and doing a lot of jigsaw puzzles. The cats have been napping, and watching all the new spring critters, and trying to eat jigsaw puzzle pieces. The spring critters have been eating from our compost pile outside, and taunting the cats inside the house. Circle of life, or something.

You know how this goes by now: There’s not much more going on in the book world right now than delays and cancelations, but I do 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, eventually. I’ll see you again on Thursday. – xoxo, Liberty

Here’s Monday’s trivia question: Which writer had over 30 honorary degrees and her own line of Hallmark cards? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reels, and Squeals! 

Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer will be in the Call Me By Your Name sequel adaptation.

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

Congratulations to Rioter Tirzah Price on her YA debut, the first book in her Jane Austen Murder Mystery series!

Here’s the first look at Just Like You, Nick Hornby’s new novel.

Nicole Kidman will produce and star in an adaptation of Janelle Brown’s Pretty Things.

This upcoming book from Ryka Aoki sounds so good!

The premiere date for the Snowpiercer television adaptation starring Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly has been moved up.

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:

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole (William Morrow Paperbacks, September 15)

I have read many of Cole’s romance novels, but this is her first thriller and I am HERE. FOR. IT. It’s being pitched as ‘Get Out meets Rear Window.’ It’s about a woman who does a deep dive into the history of her Brooklyn neighborhood, and discovers a disturbing past. And the past just might be coming back to live on her block. YES, PLEASE. I just snagged a copy of this and look forward to reading it as soon as I can!

What I’m reading this week:

Red Pill: A Novel by Hari Kunzru

Afterland by Lauren Beukes

Missionaries: A Novel by Phil Klay

Braised Pork: A Novel by An Yu

The Eighth Life: for Brilka by Nino Haratischvili

Pun of the week: 

How do you throw a space party? You planet.

Here’s a cat picture:

And this is funny.

What a great kid question. (Warning: You will see pictures of snakes when you click on this.)

Trivia answer: Maya Angelou.

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