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Welcome to the almost-end of the week, book friends. I hope you’ve been having a great one so far. I myself was excited Monday by the announcement of a new Emily St. John Mandel book. But that excitement was nothing compared to how excited I was when I actually got the book a little later that day. I was like “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.” No, really. You probably heard me. 😂
Moving on to today’s newsletter and book talk: I have a lot of fun news, including adaptation deals, a lot more book cover reveals, and a look at an upcoming essay collection I am excited to read. Plus I’ve included a picture of my orange monsters and their Muppet twins, some trivia, and more! I love writing these newsletters and I appreciate your support so much. Whatever you are doing or watching or reading this week, I hope you goodbob and we same place again very now. – xoxo, Liberty, Your Friendly Neighborhood Velocireader™
Trivia question time! What recent YA fantasy novel takes place in Allward? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)
Deals, Reals, and Squeals!
Viola Davis has written a memoir, which will be released in 2022.
Patricia Highsmith’s diaries will be available to the public for the first time.
Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, is publishing a memoir.
Here’s the cover reveal for Nuclear Family by Joseph Han.
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:
Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives by Mary Laura Philpott (Atria Books, April 12, 2022)
Mary Laura Philpott is one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter, and I loved her last essay collection I Miss You When I Blink. So I was wildly delighted to learn she has a new essay collection on the way. It will deal with events of the last year, plus Frank the Turtle, a turtle who started visiting Philpott’s yard a couple years ago. No lie, he crawls up to her home and knocks on the door. He is a regular visitor now, and even has a lady friend. And that’s really Frank on the front cover! You can read about the cover shoot here. And in the meantime, check her out on Twitter and read her last book. I promise, she is a funny delight.
What I’m reading this week.
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams
The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream by Charles Spencer
‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Far from the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson
Song stuck in my head:
And this is funny:
A glimpse of me in the future.
Here are a few things I enjoy that I thought you might like as well:
- Schmigadoon: This is more delightful than I can say.
- Purrli: This website makes the relaxing sounds of a cat purring. (Why do I include this every time? Because it’s really that helpful.)
And here’s a cat picture!
My little furry Waldorf and Statler. It’s funny because it’s true.
Trivia answer: Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard.
You made it to the bottom! High five. Thanks for reading! – xo, L