Hi Book Friends!
Welcome back for another Monday’s Book Radar. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was pretty chill. I watched all of The Good Place. I read some books. Super huge accomplishments. But sometimes it’s okay to not be productive, right? Let’s talk books.
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Book Deals and Reveals
Crime Reads has shared the cover for Heather Levy’s upcoming novel Hurt for Me. The novel is out from Montlake on January 30, 2024.
Prime Video has just released the official trailer for the film adaptation of the bestselling book Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. The series starts streaming on Prime Video on August 11, 2023.
Knopf has bought the U.S. rights to Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Tommy Orange’s Wandering Stars. Knopf says Wandering Stars traces “the legacies of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School through to the shattering aftermath of Orvil Redfeather’s shooting depicted in There There.” The novel is out in March 2024.
Authors Mona Awad and Paul Tremblay filed a lawsuit against Open AI, ChatGPT’s parent company. The lawsuit claims that the company used their books to teach its AI tool about novels.
The 2023 Hugo Award finalists have been announced. This year’s selection is the most globally diverse so far.
AIGA has announced the winners for the 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2022 competition, which highlights the best book covers of the previous year.
Book Riot Recommends
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Can’t Wait for This One!
Most Ardently by Gabe Cole Novoa (Feiwel & Friends, January 16, 2024)
Can you ever have too many Pride and Prejudice retellings? The answer is no. Can you have too many queer Pride and Prejudice retellings? Um… obviously not. Most Ardently is a YA queer retelling of P&P coming out at the beginning of next year, and it looks absolutely delightful.
Oliver Bennet is a trans boy who feels trapped. Trapped in a world that forces him to wear corsets and skirts and trapped by society’s expectations of him. The world expects him to be Elizabeth and to attend balls and social events until someone chooses him as their wife. But Oliver doesn’t want this life for himself. To escape the pressures of his everyday life, he finds time to sneak out of his home and head to the city dressed as a young gentleman.
This is how Oliver meets Darcy, a grumpy young man who was recently rude to Oliver (when he appeared as Elizabeth) at a party. But in the city, when Oliver can be Oliver, Oliver begins to see that Darcy is truly a kind boy who is warm and intelligent. And the more Oliver spends time with Darcy as his true self, the more Oliver dares to dream that this version of himself could become his whole reality.
What I’m Reading This Week
Piñata by Leopoldo Gout
Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert
The Troop by Nick Cutter
I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai
Tomie by Junji Ito
Your Driver is Waiting by Priya Guns
I’ve seen this meme a lot, but this version speaks the most to me.
And Here’s A Cat Picture!
Remy is all wrapped up in his toys today. Love seeing him chill in his hammock surrounded by other things he could play with. The true definition of spoiled.
Aaaaand…that’s all! See you Thursday!