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Netflix To Make Animated Series of Roald Dahl’s Books and More Book Radar!

Happy Monday to you, happy Monday to you, happy Monday, dear readers, happy Monday to you! I am in such a good mood, because books are a thing that exist.  I never get tired of them, and there is a lot of great book news out there in the world this week. I have a few wonderful things to share with you today. Enjoy your upcoming week, be kind to yourself as well as others, and remember that I love you and I like you. – xoxo, Liberty


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Here’s this week’s trivia question:  George Orwell was also a participant in the civil war of which country? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

City of Ghosts by Victoria SchwabV.E. Schwab’s City of Ghosts is coming to television!

And she also announced a new standalone novel!

Netflix is adapting Matilda, The BFG, and other Roald Dahl stories into animated series.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel in the works.

And Margaret Atwood announced a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

Recently-discovered Zora Neale Hurston book Barracoon is being developed for TV by Common.

Isaac Fitzsimon’s The Passing Playbook is coming in 2020.

The Ripped Bodice bought their first book for their Sony deal.

as long as we both shall live cover imageJoAnn Cheney’s upcoming thriller, As Long As We Both Shall Live, is coming to the big screen. (Read it, it’s so good!)

Steven Moffat is making a Dracula miniseries.

And Jonathan Lee’s novel High Dive is also being made into a miniseries.

And so is a book on video games, Console Wars by Blake Harris.

And there’s a new book of Leslie Jamison essays on the way next year!

Eric Bana will star in the adaptation of The Dry by Jane Harper.

Herman Melville novella being adapted as a sci-fi series.

Cover Reveals

We Need Diverse Books shared the cover of their new anthology coming next year: The Hero Next Door. (Crown Books for Young Readers, Jul 30, 2019)

Here’s the first look at Dear Justice League by Michael Northrop and Gustavo Durante. (DC Zoom, August 6, 2019)

And Kristen Arnett revealed the cover of her new novel Mostly Dead Things. (You can also see it below.) (Tin House, June 4, 2019)

Sneak Peeks

artemis fowl movieHere’s the first teaser trailer for Artemis Fowl.

Dolly Parton released another video for the Dumplin’ soundtrack, this time for her classic, Jolene.

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!

Loved, loved, loved:

sweetySweety by Andrea Zuill (Schwartz & Wade, March 26, 2019)

Sweety is a mushroom-loving, headgear-wearing naked mole rat, who is looking for friends like her. Other critters who like interpretive dance and fungus identification. Being extra is lonely work. But as Sweety is going to learn, sometimes, being Sweety is also the best job. I LOVED THIS BOOK. It gave me all the feels. I wish it had been around when I was little.

Excited to read:

the oddmireThe Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling by William Ritter (Algonquin Young Readers, July 16, 2019)

The first in a new middle grade series from the author of the Jackaby series! It’s about a goblin ceremony to bring magic back to the forest that goes terribly wrong. YAY, GOBLINS. If we can’t have more Jackaby, I’ll be excited for this instead. (But, seriously, read the Jackaby series.)

What I’m reading this week.

mostly dead thingsMostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett

Deep River by Karl Marlantes

North of Dawn: A Novel by Nuruddin Farah

In Our Mad and Furious City: A Novel by Guy Gunaratne

The Farm: A Novel by Joanne Ramos

And this is funny.

Reader, I bought it.

Trivia answer: Spain.

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

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A New Karen Russell Book is Coming in 2019 and More Book Radar!

Welcome to another Monday, readers! Today’s newsletter is going to be a brief one. It was Thanksgiving last week, and with the holidays coming up, there’s not too much bookish news. But I still wanted to share a few things with you, because I like our time together. I love being able to share my love of books with you. (My cats certainly don’t appreciate it.) Enjoy your upcoming week, be kind to yourself as well as others, and remember that I love you and I like you. – xoxo, Liberty


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Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

the miseducation of cameron postThe Miseducation of Cameron Post author Emily M. Danforth has a new novel coming!

Beverly Jenkins revealed the cover for Rebel. (Avon, May 28, 2019)

Here’s the full list of contributors for the new Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!

Classic Afrofuturistic novel about a bisexual vampire, The Gilda Stories, is being developed for TV.

A musical version of True Blood may be on its way.

Here’s Dolly Parton’s new video for “Girl in the Movies” from Dumplin’.

George R.R. Martin talked to EW about his new Game of Thrones book, Fire & Blood.

And the reveal of the beautiful cover for Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim. (Knopf Books for Young Readers, July 30, 2019)

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!

Loved, loved, loved:

no exit by taylor adamsNo Exit: A Novel by Taylor Adams

This thriller STRESSED. ME. OUT. and I loved it! It’s a really intense read from start to finish, about a college student stranded in a remote rest stop with with four strangers during a blizzard. On a trip out to her car, she accidentally discovers a young girl locked in a van. Which of the strangers owns the van? And what should she do? There’s no phone, no way of leaving, no weapons. Should she try and free the girl and risk getting everyone else killed? Or wait until the roads are clear and go for help, possibly letting the kidnapper escape? Her choice brings on non-stop action and suspense!

Excited to read:

Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

In all the excitement of new book announcements and the holidays, the fact that there’s a new Karen Russell story collection coming in six months almost slipped by me. ALMOST. Also, the world needs more books with ‘orange’ in the title. (Knopf, June 18, 2019)

What I’m reading this week.

the lost coastThe Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

The Embalmer by Anne-Renée Caillé and Rhonda Mullins

Battlepug: The Compugdium by Mike Norton (Author, Artist), Allen Passalaqua (Artist), David Dunstan (Artist)

And this is funny.

Rakesh Satyal always brings the A+ material.

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

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George R. R. Martin’s WILD CARD Series is Coming to Hulu and More Book Radar!

Hellooooooo, readers! It’s already the Monday before Thanksgiving here in the States. (How? HOW???) I hope that whatever you’re doing this week, your plans involve reading books and eating delicious food. I have a few wonderful things to share with you today. Enjoy your upcoming week, be kind to yourself as well as others, and remember that I love you and I like you. – xoxo, Liberty


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Here’s this week’s trivia question:  Which author’s alleged final words were “Now I can cross the shifting sands?” (Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

the strange case of the alchemists daughter cover imageThe Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss is in development as a CW series.

Brandy Colbert has a debut middle grade novel coming in 2020.

HBO announced the final season of Game of Thrones will air in April of 2019.

Netflix will air Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.

George R.R. Martin’s superhero series Wild Cards is being developed by Hulu.

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz is being made into a television series.

Aaron Sorkin has penned a new Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Lily James will start in a new adaptation of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Common and Jonny Lee Miller will star in the forthcoming film adaptation of Nine Lives, based on the Ursula K. Le Guin novelette.

Margot Robie is adapting Tess Sharpe’s Barbed Wire Heart for the big screen. As is Marcus Sakey’s Brilliance trilogy.

And NBC is adapting The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver.

Cover Reveals

The cover reveal of Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo was shared on Bustle. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), May 7, 2019)

Here’s the first look at Sophia, Princess Among Beasts by James Patterson and Emily Raymond. (Little, Brown and Company, July 15, 2019)

Here’s the first look at the US cover of Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin. (Berkley, Summer 2019)

And the first look at Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey. (Berkley, June 11, 2019)

Sneak Peeks

dumplin movie coverHello, Dolly! Here’s the first trailer for Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy.

You can hear Michelle Obama read an excerpt from Becoming, her new memoir.

And here’s the first look at the game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

Shiny: Here’s an excerpt from the first Firefly novel, based on the television series.

And an excerpt from Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) by George R.R. Martin, out tomorrow.

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!

Loved, loved, loved:

tallullah the tooth fairy ceoTallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli, Federico Fabiani (Illustrator)

Oh my goodness, I cannot yell loud enough about this delightful picture book. It’s about the tooth fairy. Her name is Tallulah and she’s not having any of your nonsense, Susan. I had never read any books by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli before, but now I must read everything.

Excited to read:

flames by robbie arnottFlames by Robbie Arnott (Text Publishing Company, July 9, 2019)

I know very little about this book, but the wonderful Simon Savidge of Savidge Reads over in the UK calls this one of his favorites of 2018, so that’s enough to get me excited for its 2019 US release.

What I’m reading this week.

with the fire on highWith the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Internment by Samira Ahmed

The Last Job: “The Bad Grandpas” and the Hatton Garden Heist by Dan Bilefsky

#FashionVictim: A Novel by Amina Akhtar

City of Broken Magic (Chronicles of Amicae) by Mirah Bolender

And this is funny.

Some days, the Internet really giveth.

Trivia answer: L. Frank Baum.

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

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Erin Morgenstern’s NIGHT CIRCUS Follow-up Set for 2019 and More Book Radar!

Welcome back to Monday, readers! Book news slows down for November and December, but I am still plumbing the depths of the interwebs to find you choice bits! I have a few great things to share with you today, including my newest pick. (I still can’t believe I got to read it!) Enjoy your upcoming week, be kind to yourself as well as others, and remember that I love you and I like you. – xoxo, Liberty


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Here’s this week’s trivia question: “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.” This is the first line of what classic novel? (Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

the night circusFile under ‘EEEEEEEEE!’: Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus, has announced her next novel!

Malala Yousafzai is working on a book about refugees.

There’s a film adaptation of the Color Purple musical in development.

Lifetime is adapting Pride and Prejudice with contemporary spin set in Atlanta.

Gabrielle Union to produce and star in an adaptation of The Perfect Find.

John Boyega, Letitia Wright to star in Hold Back the Stars adaptation.

The book about the Malaysian finance scandal, Billion Dollar Whale, is being turned into a film.

HBO and David Simon are adapting Philip Roth’s novel, The Plot Against America.

Jeremy Irons to play Ozymandias in HBO’s Watchmen series.

Cover Reveals

Here’s the first look at Alex Segura’s upcoming Pete Fernandez mystery, Miami Midnight. (Polis Books, July 16, 2019)

And the cover reveal of The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos. (Balzer + Bray, May 28, 2019)

And the spooky cover of Last Things by Jacqueline West. (Greenwillow Books, May 7, 2019)

And last but not least, the reveal of Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson.

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!

Loved, loved, loved:

On The Come Up by Angie ThomasOn the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray, February 5, 2019)

Yes, you read that right! Galleys are out and I dropped everything and read it and…IT’S GREAT. It’s about the talented daughter of a hip hop legend. Bri wants to be a famous rapper, but her first attempt is taken and distorted by the media and society, and she must push back against the world to prove herself. Thomas has written a wonderful novel about race, class, and stereotypes.

Excited to read:

on earth we're briefly gorgeousOn Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (Penguin Press, June 4, 2019)

I loved Vuong’s poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, so I cannot wait to see how he uses his beautiful words in a novel.

What I’m reading this week.

the plottersThe Plotters: A Novel by Un-su Kim

Sea Sirens (A Trot & Cap’n Bill Adventure) by Amy Chu and Janet K. Lee

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories by Yukiko Motoya, Asa Yoneda (translator)

And this is funny.

And now YMCA is stuck in your head too.

Trivia answer: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

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

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CRAZY RICH ASIANS Author Kevin Kwan is Writing a Sitcom and More Book Radar!

Hello, and good Monday to you, readers! I hope you got in an extra hour of reading this weekend, if you are in a place to where you had to turn back the clocks. It’s my favorite weekend of the year! A WHOLE EXTRA HOUR TO READ. (And, yep, I get really cranky when we lose that hour.) I have lots of fun things to tell you today. Enjoy your upcoming week, be kind to yourself as well as others, and remember that I love you and I like you. – xoxo, Liberty


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Here’s this week’s trivia question: Who said “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it?” (Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

cover of the kiss quotient by helen hangHooray! The Kiss Quotient is coming to the big screen!

CBS orders pilot sitcom from Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan.

Unseen Sylvia Plath short story to be published in 2019.

Zoraida Cordova and Natalie Parker are releasing a YA vampire anthology in called Vampires Never Get Old.

John Green announced the Looking for Alaska cast.

The Obamas are adapting The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis for Netflix.

ABC has nabbed the rights to Maybe You Should Talk To Someone, based on Lori Gottlieb’s upcoming memoir.

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld adaptation,The Watch, will be on BBC America.

Stephen King adaptation news of the week: Joyland will be a television series.

Lesley Kara’s The Rumour is also being adapted for television.

And so is Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Molly Ringwald will join the cast of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City.

And here’s the second official Dolly Parton song from the Dumplin’ soundtrack.

Sneak Peeks

watership downThese are the first images from the BBC’s adaptation of Watership Down by Richard Adams.

Here’s a new trailer for The Passage series.

The date for the second It movie was announced.

Cover Reveals

Here’s the first look at New Suns, an anthology edited by Nisi Shawl. (Solaris, March 12, 2019)

And the cover reveal of These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling. (Razorbill, May 28, 2019)

Here’s the cover *and* an excerpt of Wanderers by Chuck Wendig. (Del Rey, July 9, 2019)

And the first look at Lock Every Door by Riley Siger. (Dutton, July 2, 2019)

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!

Loved, loved, loved:

book loveBook Love by Debbie Tung (Andrews McMeel Publishing, January 1, 2019)

Mark down this little gift book for yourself and everyone in your life who loves books. Any bibliophile will recognize themselves in these adorable cartoons about book lovers and their passion for books.

Excited to read:

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory (Berkley, July 16, 2019)

YAY YAY YAY! There’s a third book in the “Wedding Date” series coming this summer. I loved The Wedding Date, and I loved The Proposal even more, so I can’t wait to see what Guillory has in store for us this time. This one is about two people who hate one another who have to play nice for their mutual best friend’s bridal party.

What I’m reading this week.

family trustFamily Trust by Kathy Wang

The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco

Blame This on the Boogie by Rina Ayuyang

City of Ash and Red: A Novel by Hye-young Pyun and Sora Kim-Russell

In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum

And this is funny.

This feeder will make you scream.

Trivia answer: Maya Angelou

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

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THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH is Coming to the Big Screen and More Book Radar!

Welcome to another Monday! It wasn’t a particularly big news week, but I still want to share a few things with you. And who is dressing up for Halloween? Me, I’m going to be a bookworm. As in, it’s just another day for me. (But maybe some day I’ll dress up!) Whatever you decide, be sure to enjoy your upcoming week, be kind to yourself as well as others, and remember that I love you and I like you. – xoxo, Liberty


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Here’s this week’s trivia question: Who said, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” (Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

internment by samira ahmedMuslim YA novel Internment by Samria Ahmed is getting the adaptation treatment.

A fan fiction story is being published as the latest novel in the Three-Body Problem world.

Matthew Broderick will star in the Netflix adaptation of the graphic novel Daybreak.

Kickstarter project will publish an undiscovered novel that inspired The Thing.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell to become a board game.

Rio filmmaker Carlos Saldanha to direct The Phantom Tollbooth.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese to reteam on Killers of the Flower Moon adaptation.

Elizabeth Strout announced a forthcoming book featuring Olive Kitteridge.

Sneak Peeks

Here’s the first official image of Jennifer Aniston from the adaptation of Dumplin’. (The book also got a new tie-in cover.)

Cover Reveals

Here’s the first look at the cover of Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter. (Tor Teen, March 19, 2019)

Queer Eye star Tan France revealed the cover of his first book, Naturally Tan. (St. Martin’s Press, May 14, 2019)

And the cover reveal of Storm Blown by Nick Courage (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, July 16, 2019)

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!

Loved, loved, loved:

girls of paper and fireGirls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives with her father, her mother taken many years before by guards, never to be seen again. But then Lei herself is taken and brought before the king, to be groomed as one of the king’s consorts. But Lei isn’t about to let tradition dictate her life. And when she falls in love, she gets wrapped up in a dangerous plot of justice and revenge.

Excited to read:

stay sexy and don't get murderedStay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark

From the hosts of the wildly popular My Favorite Murder podcast. I love listening to this show, especially while I’m at acupuncture. It makes me giggle to know I’m sitting in a dark room with strangers while two women dish on serial killers.

What I’m reading this week.

notes from a young black chefNotes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi and Joshua David Stein

Frost by Marianna Baer

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere by Mikita Brottman

And this is funny.

You won’t be-leaf your eyes. (Sorry not sorry.)

Trivia answer: Dr. Seuss.

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Mark Ruffalo Will Play Twins in I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE and More Book Radar!

Happy Monday, my little page-hungry readers! It’s the start of the week, which means the reading possibilities are infinite! Grab a stack of books, throw your phone in a drawer, and settle in for lots of reading time. Er, after you read this newsletter. As usual, I have tons of fabulous book-related news today. SO MANY COVER REVEALS. Enjoy your upcoming week, be kind to yourself as well as others, and remember that I love you and I like you. – xoxo, Liberty


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OH! And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a custom book stamp for your personal library.

Here’s this week’s trivia question: What author had a father who was a general under Napoleon and a son who was also a writer? (Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

her body and other partiesCarmen Maria Machado’s Her Body And Other Parties is going to be an anthology series on FX.

Nik Dodani will write the script for a movie version of Blue Boy, based on the novel by Rakesh Satyal.

Will Smith is writing a memoir. (If it doesn’t start with “Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down,” I’m not reading it.)

Chrissy Teigen is working on a cookbook for kids.

Reese Witherspoon is executive producing a comedy for ABC based on Sara Saedi’s memoir Americanized: Rebel Without A Green Card.

Olympic gold medalist and protester Tommie Smith partners with Derrick Barnes on new graphic memoir.

Michael B. Jordan to star in and produce hitman tale The Silver Bear.

I know this much is trueMark Ruffalo will star in Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True for HBO.

There’s a Twelfth Night-inspired musical TV series in the works.

And a Dorian Gray TV series too.

Heather Graham will star in and produce an adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s Hypnotist’s Love Story.

Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret to become a movie.

Cover Reveals

Let’s try this again! (I forgot the link last week, d’oh!) Daniel José Older revealed the cover of Freedom Fire, the second Dactyl Hill Squad book. (Arthur A. Levine Books, May 14, 2019)

There’s a new Tea Dragon book on the way: Check out The Tea Dragon Festival!

Here’s the cover for The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara! (Hanover Square Press, March 5, 2019)

Nnedi Okorafor revealed the cover of her first nonfiction book, Broken Places and Outer Spaces. (Simon and Schuster, June 18, 2019) She also revealed the cover for her Black Panther spinoff comic, Shuri!

Vulture shared the first look at Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib. (University of Texas Press, February 1, 2019)

Here’s the first peek at There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon! (Simon Pulse, May 14, 2019)

V.E. Schwab’s out-of-print first book, The Near-Witch, is being reissued with a new cover! (Titan Books, March 12, 2019)

And finally, B&N has the cover reveal of The Dragon Republic, the sequel to R.F. Kuang’s The Poppy War.

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!

Loved, loved, loved:

loading penguin hugsLoading Penguin Hugs: Heartwarming Comics from Chibird by Jacqueline Chen Andrews McMeel Publishing, November 13)

These are the adorable motivational comics we can all use right now. If you use the internet, you’ve probably already seen one of them. (Like ‘sending virtual hug‘.) Buy a copy for all your friends AND one for yourself, because you deserve kindness too.

Excited to read:

the gone deadThe Gone Dead: A Novel by Chanelle Benz (Ecco Books, June 25, 2018)

I looooooooved her story collection, The Man who Shot My Out Eye is Dead, so I am HERE FOR THIS. The synopsis tells me it’s about a woman who returns to the place where her father died when she was four, only to learn that something happened to her too on that day thirty years ago. I MUST READ THIS NOW.

What I’m reading this week.

suffer the childrenSuffer the Children by Craig DiLouie

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors: A Novel by Sonali Dev

Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse by Jane Yolen

Boy Swallows Universe: A Novel by Trent Dalton

Beijing Payback: A Novel by Daniel Nieh

And this is funny.

Actual LOL.

Trivia answer: Alexandre Dumas.

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There’s a Ta-Nehisi Coates Novel Coming in 2019 and More Book Radar!

Welcome back, book lovers! It was a VERY exciting week for book news last week. And I don’t just mean the National Book Award finalists. So many announcements! I have lots of that fabulous news today. Enjoy your upcoming week, be kind to yourself as well as others, and remember that I love you and I like you. – xoxo, Liberty


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In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems. One girl must compete to become the next empress while keeping her keeping her identity and forbidden magic a secret in this Ancient Japan-inspired standalone fantasy.


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Here’s this week’s trivia question: What was the first name of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple? (Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

500 Words or Less by Juleah del RosarioGabrielle Union acquired the film rights to 500 Words Or Less.

MUPPET ARMS: One of our eagle-eyed Rioters, Jessica Esquire, spotted a sign at The Frankfurt Book Fair announcing the arrival of a novel from Ta-Nehisi Coates in 2019!!!

To celebrate the third anniversary of the release of Carry On, Rainbow Rowell shared a sentence from her upcoming book, Wayward Son.

Lakeith Stanfield will star with Chris Evans and Daniel Craig in Knives Out.

Renée Ahdieh is writing a new YA vampire series!

And Sandhya Menon is writing an adult rom-com!

Sneak Peeks

pet sematary posterHere’s the first official trailer for the remake of Pet Sematary!

And some of the biggest news out of NYCC was the first trailer for Good Omens. (I would like David Tennant to be in everything, please and thank you.)

And here’s a look at several of the characters in the upcoming Umbrella Academy series.

And the trailer for the series adaptation of The Little Drummer Girl.

Cover Reveals

Alyssa Cole tweeted the first look at a new Reluctant Royals book: A Prince on Paper. (Avon, April 30, 2019)

Katherine Howe announced the follow-up to The Physick Book of Deliverance DaneThe Daughters of Temperance Hobbs. (Henry Holt and Co., June 25, 2019)

Here’s the first look at Tiffany Jackson’s Let Me Hear a Rhyme. (Katherine Tegen Books, May 21, 2019)

And Daniel José Older revealed the cover of Freedom Fire, the second Dactyl Hill Squad book. (Arthur A. Levine Books, May 14, 2019)

And Mira Jacob shared the cover of Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. (One World, March 26, 2019)

And scroll down to see the just-revealed cover of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead!

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!

Note: Both of these are super early releases, so I apologize, the covers haven’t been revealed yet.

Loved, loved, loved:

The Lost Man by Jane Harper cover imageThe Lost Man by Jane Harper (Flatiron Books, February 5, 2019)

Harper just keeps getting better and better! This is a tense mystery about three brothers in a VERY remote part of Australia. One of the brothers has just died under strange circumstances and another brother – the black sheep of the family – comes home to find out why. (He is his brother’s closest neighbor and he still lives three hours away. It’s THAT remote.) The story is really well-written, but it’s her description of the country itself, with its harsh climate and isolation, that make this exceptional.

Excited to read:

the nickel boysThe Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday, July 30, 2018)

Pretty sure that wherever you are in the world, you heard me squealing when this was announced last week. I am a huge fan of all of Whitehead’s books, so I am over the moon at this news! This novel is going to be about a reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

What I’m reading this week.

upon a burning throneUpon a Burning Throne by Ashok K. Banker

Famous Adopted People by Alice Stephens

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim

Melmoth: A Novel by Sarah Perry

The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency) by John Scalzi

And this is funny.

This made me laugh more than it should have.

Trivia answer: Jane.

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Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer To Star in Death on the Nile and More Book Radar!

It’s Monday-Monday-Monday! As usual, there are so many great new books being released into the wild this week. And lots of great book-related news! I have lots of that fabulous news today. Enjoy your upcoming week, be kind to yourself as well as others, and remember that I love you and I like you. – xoxo, Liberty

OH! And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a custom book stamp for your personal library.


Sponsored by Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean.

Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yokai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. But Mari is a yokai. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yokai outcast.


Here’s this week’s trivia question: Who is the only author to have published a book in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification? (Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

Death on the Nile cover imageGal Gadot will star in Kenneth Branagh’s Death On The Nile remake. And Armie Hammer will be joining her.

JAY-Z and Roc Nation to adapt YA novel Noughts & Crosses for TV.

Thomas Harris, creator of The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, is returning with a new novel in 2019.

Shonda Rimes is developing Blake Crouch’s forthcoming novel for Netflix.

Sony Animation is going to make Bad Mermaids.

Jason Diamond is publishing a new book with Coffee House Press.

R.L. Stine is going to write a new graphic novel series called Just Beyond for Boom! Studios.

Amazon has ordered up The Wheel of Time series.

Back to the wardrobe! Netflix to develop series and films based on C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles Of Narnia.

the summer bookJulie Walters to star in UK adaptation of Tove Jansson’s The Summer Book.

HarperCollins acquired two books by Veronica Roth.

Maggie Gyllenhaal to direct The Lost Daughter, an adaptation of the Elena Ferannte novel.

Sneak Peeks

salt fat acid heatHere’s the first trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

And the trailer for the Salt Fat Acid Heat documentary.

Cover Reveals

Elizabeth Gilbert revealed she has a new book on the way called City of Girls and shared the cover. (Riverhead Books, June 4, 2019)

And here’s the beautiful cover for The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad! (Scholatic Press, May 14, 2019)

And the first look at A People’s Future of the United States, a new anthology from editors Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams. (One World, February 5, 2019)

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!

Note: Both of these are super early releases, so I apologize, the covers haven’t been revealed yet.

Loved, loved, loved:

question markBody Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood by Maureen Stanton (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, July 16, 2019)

Mark this down right now. This is a FANTASTIC memoir about Stanton’s delinquent childhood, growing up in a working-class prison town. It aches with painful truths and bad decisions, and the writing is incredible. I will be mentioning it eleven million more times, at least, between now and its release.

Excited to read:

question markGideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com, September 10, 2019)

Ugggggh, I want to read this so bad! All I really know is that it’s about lesbian necromancers. In a haunted gothic house. In space. I don’t need to know anything else, I just want to read it NOW.

What I’m reading this week.

disorientalDisoriental by Négar Djavadi, Tina Kover (translator)

Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice by Lawrence Goldstone

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Giant Days: Extra Credit by John Allison and Jenn St-Onge

The Oyster Thief by Sonia Faruqi

And this is funny.

I love a Carmen Sandiego joke.

Trivia answer: Isaac Asimov.

 

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Zoë Kravitz To Star in HIGH FIDELITY Reboot and More Book Radar!

Happy Monday, book lovers! I attended the fall conference for the New England Booksellers Association last week and, WOW, are there amazing books on their way next year! I can’t wait to talk about them over the coming months. (You can see my haul on Instagram.) Today, I have lots of fabulous book-related bits. Enjoy your upcoming week, be kind to yourself as well as others, and remember that I love you and I like you. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In fifteenth-century France, the convent of St. Mortain provides sanctuary to girls seeking refuge from the cruelty of the outside world. But sanctuary comes at a price—and each of Death’s Handmaids pay it in blood. Grave Mercy, Dark Triumph, and Mortal Heart make up the New York Times bestselling His Fair Assassins trilogy: where romance, magic, and political intrigue collide. Fans of Marie Lu’s The Young Elites and Kiersten White’s And I Darken will love this seductive dark fantasy collection.


Here’s this week’s trivia question: Who coined the phrase ‘Wars of the Roses’?

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

high fidelityZoe Kravitz will star in the High Fidelity reboot. (Her mom was in the original!) (Also, how is this book 23 years old already??!?)

From the “I Didn’t See That Coming” files: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be on the writing staff of the Veronica Mars revival. (This totally counts as book news, since he’s also an author. Plus, it’s mind-blowing.)

The Editor by Steve Rowley will be made into a film.

Guillermo Del Toro and Cornelia Funke are writing a Pan’s Labyrinth book.

Lindy West announced a new book: The Witches Are Coming!

Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay may become an opera.

The Female Persuasion will be made into a film and Nicole Kidman will be a producer.

Eva Green & Eve Hewson to star in BBC Two’s adaptation of The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton.

The CW is developing a series based on The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks.

Paul McCartney announced his children’s book, Hey Grandude.

And What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli is going to be a film.

Sneak Peeks

stranger thingsHere’s the first chapter of Gwenda Bond’s upcoming Stranger Things book about Eleven’s mother.

Here’s the first trailer for Dark Phoenix, the new X-Men movie.

Cover Reveals

We Need Diverse Books shared the first look at Just South of Home by Karen Musing. (Simon Kids, May 7, 2019)

Holy xenomorphs! Here’s the first look at Alien: Echo, a young adult novel set in the Alien-verse. (Imprint, April 9, 2019)

Tor.com revealed a million (okay, nine) amazing upcoming covers, including Sylvain Neuvel and Seanan McGuire.

Here’s the gorgeous cover of With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. (HarperTeen, May 7, 2019)

Here’s the first look at Sarah Gailey’s upcoming novel Magic for Liars. (Tor Books, June 4, 2019)

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!

Loved, loved, loved:

daisy jones and the sixDaisy Jones & The Six: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballentine Books, March 5, 2019)

I loved this rocking novel of a 1970s rock band in California and the story of their meteoric rise and the truth behind why they split up. And the cover gives me Almost Famous/Exile in Guyville vibes.

Excited to read:

boy swallows universeBoy Swallows Universe: A Novel by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins, April 2, 2019)

Each time you attend a book convention, the reps always have a book they are putting in people’s hands immediately. This year, the amazing HarperCollins rep pushed this debut Australian novel at me before I had even finished stepping to the table, and it sounds a bit like A Fraction of the Whole, another Australian novel I love, so I am 100% on board to read this one.

What I’m reading this week.

the city in the middle of the nightThe City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders

Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood by Maureen Stanton

Insurrecto by Gina Apostol

The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy) by S. A Chakraborty

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

And this is funny.

Helen Ellis, with the obvious answer.

Trivia answer: Sir Walter Scott.