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Neil Gaiman’s ANANSI BOYS to Be Adapted and More Book News

Happy Monday! We’re in the last five weeks of the year, when publishing and book news slows down and the shopping increases. But I still have a few great things to share with you today. I hope you also had a wonderful week, and that you’re reading something marvelous! Enjoy your upcoming week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


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Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

anansi boysA radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys is coming to BBC4.

Harley Quinn is getting an animated television series.

Lizzy Caplan in talks to co-star in Fox’s Gambit.

PW has a big round-up of great children’s book deal news.

Cover Reveals

Here’s the first look at the cover of Hollywood Ending by Kellye Garrett. (Midnight Ink, August 8, 2018)

B&N has a look at the cover of the new book in the Machineries of Empire trilogy by Yoon Ha Lee! (Solaris, June 12, 2018)

Here’s a peek at Lily Anderson’s latest, Undead Girl Gang, called a ‘mashup of The Craft and Veronica Mars.’ (Razorbill, May 8, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

The first official photos from the adaptation of A Discovery of Witches.

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 I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

an american marriageAn American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Algonquin Books, February 6, 2018)

The author of The Silver Sparrow returns with a look at a new marriage torn apart by circumstances beyond their control. Celestial and Roy have barely begun their lives together when Roy is arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. He is released five years later, but Celestial has found comfort in the arms of Andre, Roy’s best man. Is it too late for them to salvage their marriage? A very insightful, touching story about contemporary relationships.

i'll be gone in the darkI’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

True crime fans, raise your hand! This is a painstakingly researched book about the Golden State Killer, by the journalist who gave him that nickname. The GSK terrorized California for a decade before disappearing, and three decades later McNamara began a quest to learn his identity. Sadly, she passed away right before its completion, but her husband, Patton Oswalt, helped get her manuscript finished. (Harper, February 27, 2018)

And this is funny.

What’s your YA fantasy series name?

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First Look at the New Lauren Groff and More Book News

Welcome back, book fans! I had a glorious week in NYC, learning all about exciting upcoming books. I can’t wait to share them with you in the coming months! I also managed not to freak out at all the authors at the National Book Awards, but it was difficult. (Although I totally creeped on Jesmyn West.) Hope you also had a wonderful week, and that you’re reading something marvelous! Enjoy your upcoming week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase

The seventh Duke of Ripley will never win prizes for virtue, but even he draws the line at running off with his best friend’s bride. All he’s trying to do is recapture the slightly inebriated Lady Olympia and return her to her bridegroom. The bookish and bespectacled Olympia is bent on getting away from her puzzling marriage to a rakish duke – but is even more puzzled when the world-famous hellion the Duke of Ripley is trying to do the honorable thing in returning her to her intended. Whatever his motivations, she has no intention of making this an easy chase…


AND OHHHHH! Did you know we’re giving away $500 to the bookstore of your choice? Click here to enter!

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

bluebird bluebirdYESSSSSS: FX to develop Highway 59 crime drama series based on Attica Locke’s book Bluebird, Bluebird.

Angie Thomas announced the name of her next book at YALLFest.

The Wrath and the Dawn to become a film.

Mahershala Ali to star in, executive produce crime thriller Burn.

Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist coming to TV.

Common to star in digital comic Caster.

Eva Longoria is developing Lucky Boy for the big screen.

Tiffany Haddish will star in a film based on the comic The Kitchen.

the handmaid's taleHulu has scheduled the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Here’s the teaser trailer.

George Clooney to star in, direct Catch-22 limited series.

Final Girls is coming to the big screen.

Liz Phair signs two-book deal with Random House.

Viola Davis to produce, star in adaptation of Terry McMillan’s I Almost Forgot About You.

Cover Reveals

The first look at Lauren Groff’s new novel, Florida! (Riverhead, June 5, 2018)

Here’s Leah on the Offbeatthe sequel to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. (Balzer + Bray, April 24, 2018)

Penguin Teen has the first look at I Am Still Alive by Kate Marshall. (Viking Books for Young Readers, July 24, 2018)

Here’s the colorful cover of Still Lives by Maria Hummel (Counterpoint Press, June 12, 2018)

And here’s the cover for War Storm, the last book in the Red Queen series. (HarperTeen, May 15, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

A look at the new Wrinkle in Time trailer.

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 I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

nice try jane sinnerNice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

17-year-old Jane Sinner has hit some speed bumps in the road of life. Now expelled from school, she agrees to participate in a reality show at a college campus where she can finish also get her high school diploma. As the show gathers more ratings and fans, Jane learns what she needs from life as she prepares to enter it on her own. Jane is a fantastic character, and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent together.

red clocksRed Clocks by Leni Zumas

Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale, hold on to your dystopian hats! This is a scathing, inventive novel about a future where women’s reproductive rights are once again not their own, and where many women are subjected to witch hunts. (Should be shelved under ‘horror.’) Centered around five women living very different lives in the book’s prohibitive world, it is a scary but also hopeful look at motherhood and pregnancy.

And this is funny.

Well, she tried. (The second option sounds so exciting, tbh.)

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HBO is Ready for a Second Season of Big Little Lies and More News!

Happy Monday, book lovers! As you read this, I am on my way to NYC for a week of book-related adventures. I hope to learn about a lot more exciting book news. I also have some spectacular things to share today. Hope you’re reading something marvelous! Enjoy your week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

AND OHHHHH! Did you know we’re giving away $500 to the bookstore of your choice? Click here to enter!


Sponsored by Unbound Worlds

Build your library with a collection of classic science fiction and fantasy novels from Unbound Worlds! Fall is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to cozy up with some classics. Unbound Worlds is giving away thirty-two books from timeless sci-fi and fantasy authors like Philip K. Dick, T.H. White, Anne McCaffrey, and Samuel R. Delaney, plus some bookish swag from Out of Print! Enter for a chance to win.


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

yaqui delgado wants to kick your assKeira Knightley will star in The Other Typist.

Yaqui Delgado is headed to the big screen.

Yessssssss: Ellen Page to star in Umbrella Academy series.

Lord of the Rings: Amazon, Warner Bros. in talks for series adaptation.

I Was Told To Come Alone is becoming a television series.

G. Willow Wilson announced her forthcoming book, The Bird King Takes Flight.

Michael B. Jordan sets directorial debut with The Stars Beneath Our Feet.

Rupert Everett and John Turturro to star in a Name of the Rose remake.

i remember youHow did I not know there was a film of I Remember You??? I loved this book!

Netflix’s first comic book from Mark Millar revealed.

Little Drummer Girl set as latest John le Carre adaptation.

HBO is planning for a second season of Big Little Lies.

Julianna Margulies to star in the Dietland adaptation.

Cover Reveals

Here’s Brave, Rose McGowan’s forthcoming memoir. (HarperOne, January 30, 2018)

Wish there was a YA feminist witch anthology? Presto! (Harlequin Teen, August 28, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

The first look at Fifty Shades Freed.

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 I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

robots vs fairiesRobots vs. Fairies by Dominik Parisien (Editor), Navah Wolfe (Editor) (Saga Press, January 9, 2018)

Do I even need to say anything? LOOK AT THIS COVER. I would buy this just for the cover. Luckily the insides are hella awesome, as well. Featuring an incredible line-up of authors including John Scalzi, Catherynne M. Valente, Ken Liu, Max Gladstone, Alyssa Wong, and Jonathan Maberry.

everything is horrible and wonderfulEverything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss by Stephanie Wittels Wachs (Sourcebooks, March 8, 2018) 

To be completely honest, I started reading this book because the galley was going to expire. I cannot claim to be a fan of Harris Wittels’ comedy, although I do love Parks & Rec. But this is something besides a story about a lost celebrity, it’s an achingly real look at what death does to those left behind. I cried through a lot of this book, but in a “we are so lucky to be alive” kind of way.

And this is funny.

HMH Books used the new 280 Twitter character count for good, not evil.

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The Paper Bag Princess is Headed to the Big Screen and More Book News!

Hello, November! and hello, book lovers! Have you finished all your candy?I have some delightful bookish goodness for you below. Hope you’re reading something marvelous! Enjoy your week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by Unbound Worlds

Build your library with a collection of classic science fiction and fantasy novels from Unbound Worlds! Fall is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to cozy up with some classics. Unbound Worlds is giving away thirty-two books from timeless sci-fi and fantasy authors like Philip K. Dick, T.H. White, Anne McCaffrey, and Samuel R. Delaney, plus some bookish swag from Out of Print! Enter for a chance to win.


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

the paper bag princessElizabeth Banks will direct The Paper Bag Princess. (Read this book immediately if you haven’t already.)

Jacqueline Woodson will publish two new books with Riverhead.

Zachary Levi to star in Shazam adaptation.

Roxane Gay shared news of deals and an upcoming book she edited.

Megan Abbott’s new novel, Give Me Your Hand, will be out in July.

Nova Ren Suma and Emily X.R. Pan announced a serial YA anthology.

And speaking of Nova and anthologies, she’ll be part of a new YA anthology of Jewish writers, headed out way in 2019. And Sona Charaipotra has a new book coming and more kids’ book news!

if beale street could talkBrian Tyree Henry joins Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk.

Kimberly Peirce to direct This Is Jane for Amazon.

Fox buys Snow Blind drama based on comic.

Julianne Moore will play Gloria Steinem in her biopic.

Haruki Murakami’s short story, Burning, has been made into a film.

Jane the Virgin‘s novel is coming for real.

Cover Reveals

EW has the first look at the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer middle-grade book series. (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, September 2018)

The cover for Bash Bash Revolution by Douglas Lane is out. (Night Shade Books, March 6, 2018)

Jeff Giles reveals the cover for Edge of Everything sequel, The Brink of Darkness. (Bloomsbury, July 3, 2018)

 

Sneak Peeks!

love simonThe first look at Love, Simon!

And here are some fabulous peeks at Crazy Rich Asians!

A sneak peek at the new Jumanji film!

 

 

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 I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

how to write an autobiographical novelHow to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 24, 2018)

If nothing else about the coming year excites you, at least be happy we have a new Alexander Chee book! And it’s nonfiction! I love his novels, but he is also wicked smart, and has many insightful, thoughtful things to say about the world. He is a beacon in troubled waters, and I feel like I’m learning to become a better human when I read him.

children of blood and boneChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt and Company for Young Readers, March 6, 2018)

BELIEVE THE HYPE. This trilogy landed a HUGE deal, and for good reason (er, at least for the first book): It’s a wildly fantastical (and fantastic) tale of magic, royalty, and vengeance that tackles real issues, like racism and prejudice. What an epic nerdpurr. Be ready to see this book everywhere. Oh ya, did I mention it’s 600 pages long? GIANT FANTASY GOODNESS FTW.

And this is funny.

Raccoons + Oscar Wilde = LOLOLOLOLOL

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes On Patrick Rothfuss and More News

Welcome to another Monday! What are you going to be for Halloween? Any spooky books in your future? Hope you’re reading something marvelous! Enjoy your week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay.

Falling into the past will change their futures forever.

When shy but clever engineer Mary Davies is invited by her estranged childhood friend, Isabel Dwyer on a holiday in an English manor, she reluctantly agrees in hopes that the trip will shake up her quiet life. But Mary gets more than she bargained for when Isabel loses her memory and fully believes she lives in Jane Austen’s Bath.

The Little Paris Bookshop meets Sense & Sensibility with clever winks to all of Austen’s beloved novels — The Austen Escape is both a universally-relatable look at friendship and a winsome love letter to books.


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

name of the windShowtime to develop Kingkiller Chronicle series from John Rogers, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Samira Ahmed has a new book coming in the fall of 2019!

The pilot of Sea Oak, the series based on the George Saunders story, will be released in November.

TREAT YO SELF: Retta is releasing a book!

And there’s a new one coming from Jenny Offill!

Issa Rae and Angela Flournoy are developing a show together!!!!

Regina King joins the cast of Barry Jenkins’ film adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk.

Not one but TWO new books are on the way from Lauren Groff!

genuine fraudJenni Konner and Lena Dunham to adapt E. Lockhart’s Genuine Fraud.

Pharrell and Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver teaming up for adaptation of horror thriller Survive the Night.

Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man series adaptation in the works at Hulu.

Clea DuVall will play Alexis Bledel’s wife in season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Cover Reveals

Here’s the first look at Alexander Chee’s forthcoming essay collection! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 24, 2018)

Book Riot has the first look at Aisha Saeed’s new book, Amal Unbound. (Nancy Paulsen Books, May 8, 2018)

Sneak peek at the modern-day Romeo and Juliet YA tale Always Never Yours. (Speak, May 22, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

Here’s the first full trailer from Marvel’s Runaways!

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 I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

the poet xThe Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Harper Teen, March 6, 2018)

Like Brown Girl Dreaming and Long Way Down, this is a powerful young adult novel in verse, about a young poet who learns to channel her fears and frustrations into poetry in her notebooks. But when she is invited to join a poetry slam club at her school, she must decide whether she will go against her mother’s strict rules or pass on the opportunity. This book shines.

unbury carolUnbury Carol by Josh Malerman (Del Rey, April 10, 2018): Okay, I know what you’re going to say: Why isn’t there a Bird Box sequel yet??? But Malerman has so many other great tricks up his sleeve! This one is a wild, Sleeping Beautiy-ish style western, about a woman named Carol with a condition that makes her fall into comas that give the appearance of her having died. She always recovers, until the day her greedy husband decides to have her declared dead. Now the only other person who knows Carol”s secret must come to her aid before she’s buried alive! SPOILER: This is not a good book for people with taphophobia.

And this is funny.

Maybe you shouldn’t play games with Adam Silvera.

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To Be or Not to Be, That Is Riz Ahmed’s Question, and More News

Welcome to another Monday! Any Monday that starts off with  Hope you’re reading something marvelous! Enjoy your week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by Yellow Pear Press

In 1889, Bridget joins the Borden household as their maid, but something evil is brewing beneath the house’s genteel surface. In 2016, Brooke hides from her dangerous past and avoids making friends. But what if it’s time to stop running?

Bram Stoker Award finalist Erika Mailman brings the true story of the brutal murder of Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother into new focus by adding a riveting contemporary narrative. Intelligent and detailed, The Murderer’s Maid is a gripping read from beginning to bloody conclusion.


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

eight hundred grapesEight Hundred Grapes to be a show on ABC.

NBC is rebooting Nancy Drew.

Riz Ahmed in negotiations with Netflix on Hamlet.

Chuck Wendig’s Invasive is coming to television.

Sara Blaedel’s Louise Rick crime novels in works as a TV series. 

Chiwetel Ejiofor to star in, write and direct film adaptation of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

Tor Teen acquires a space adventure trilogy by Charlie Jane Anders.

Self-published author Intisar Khanani lands deal with HarperTeen.

Here’s a great thread on Twitter of several more exciting book deals!

Cover Reveals

Here’s a look at Finding Yvonne, the upcoming book from Brandy Colbert! (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, August 7, 2018)

My Lady Jane has a sequel coming: My Plain Jane! (HarperTeen, June 26, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

OMG it’s the new trailer for Black Panther!

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 I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

look alive out thereLook Alive Out There: Essays by Sloane Crosley (MCD, April 3, 2018)

Brand new essays from one of the funniest, keenly observant writers working today! Crosley, author of I Was Told There’d Be Cake, is full of pithy one-liners and sharp insights, and her essays are a delight to read, whether it’s on the subject of obnoxious neighbors, fertility, or playing herself on Gossip Girl.

anger is a giftAnger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro (Tor Teen, May 22, 2018)

Oshiro, of the Mark Does Stuff universe, shines in this YA debut about a teen son of a police shooting victim. Since his father’s death at the hands of the Oakland police, Moss Jeffries has suffered panic attacks. Six years later, he finds himself and other students to be the subject of racially motivated harassment and discrimination at his high school. Will he and his classmates push back or will he be swallowed by his fear. It’s a very powerful, timely book.

And this is funny.

Writer humor!

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A New Chuck Palahniuk is Coming in 2018 and More News

Happy Monday, book lovers! Okay, you may not have to like that it’s Monday, but at least there are books, and there is always awesome book-related news to go along with them. I have listed some of the gloriousness below. Hope you’re reading something marvelous! Enjoy your week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by the University of Iowa Press, publisher of What Counts as Love, 2017 John Simmons Short Fiction Award-winning collection by Marian Crotty.

The stories in What Counts as Love often touch on themes of addiction, class, sexuality, and gender. The characters, most often young women, are honest, troubled, and filled with longing. In the title story, a young woman begins a job on a construction site after leaving an abusive marriage. In “Crazy for You,” two girls spy on a neighbor’s sex life, as their own sexuality hovers in the distance. In “The Fourth Fattest Girl at Cutting Horse Ranch,” the daily life of a residential treatment center for eating disorders is disrupted by the arrival of a celebrity.


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

darker coverElla Purnell will play the lead role in Sweetbitter.

The Weeknd gets his own Marvel comic book, Starboy.

Chuck Palahniuk announced he has a new book coming out in May 2018.

E.L. James will release another Fifty Shades book in November: Darker: Fifty Shades Darker

Netflix gives series order to Michael B. Jordan’s sci-fi family drama Raising Dion.

Harper Collins will publish Cher’s memoir.

Gambit, starring Channing Tatum, will open Valentine’s Day 2019.

Cover Reveals

Happily Ever After has the first look at Kasie West’s Listen to Your Heart. (Point, May 29, 2018)

From Twinkle, With Love: Preview Sandhya Menon’s new YA novel. (Simon Pulse, June 5, 2018)

Harlequin Teen shared the first look at All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell. (Harlequin Teen, February 27, 2018)

K. Arsenault Rivera has a sequel to The Tiger’s Daughter coming: The Phoenix Empress! (Tor Books, July 24, 2018)

The first peek at Sloane Crosley’s forthcoming essay collection, Look Alive Out There, has been posted. (MCD, April 3, 2018)

There’s a first look at Pumpkinheads, the collaboration between Rainbow Rowell and cartoonist and animator Faith Erin Hicks.

Crimespree Magazine revealed the cover for Blackout by Alex Segura. (Polis Books, May 8, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

justice leagueThe official Justice League trailer is out!

Hulu’s Castle Rock will be an anthology show that connects the worlds of Stephen King.

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women gets a comic book treatment, extended trailer ahead of release.

 

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 I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

the cruel princeThe Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, January 2, 2018)

Reading this book this summer kicked off a month-long faerie book binge. But this still might have been my favorite. Fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo (and Holly Black, of course!) will love this tale of magic, royalty, and treachery about two sisters kidnapped from this world and raised in the High Court of Faerie.

a state of freedomA State of Freedom: A Novel by Neel Mukherjee (W.W. Norton & Company, January 2, 2018)

Set in contemporary India, this is a searing portrait of displacement and migration, featuring five characters in different circumstances trying to find their way in the world. It’s a devastating, gorgeously written story of people seeking to change their lives.

And this is funny.

I am here to help you relive your childhood NeverEnding Story feels.

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Check Out the New Dumplin’ Sequel and More

Welcome to October, book fiends! The wonderful word of books continues to hum with exciting adventures, some of which I have listed below. Hope you’re reading something marvelous! Enjoy your week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan, published by Harper Voyager.

The Talisman, a superstitious patriarchy that suppresses knowledge and subjugates women, is growing in power throughout the land. The only ones who are strong enough to stand up to their darkness are the Companions of Hira, a group of influential women whose power derives from the Claim – the magic inherent in the words of a sacred scripture. Foremost among them is Arian and her fellow warrior, Sinnia. As they search for a miraculous symbol of hope that can destroy the Talisman’s leader, Arian and Sinnia know that this mission may well be their last.


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

the first wives clubThe First Wives Club is getting a television series reboot.

Roxane Gay casually mentioned she has a new novel coming next year. (!!!!)

Amazon announced three new sci-fi shows for its streaming service, including adaptations of Snow Crash and Ringworld.

Nnedi Okorafor is writing a new Black Panther comic.

Danny Glover has been cast in the Locke & Key adaptation.

Jon Hamm has been tapped to play the archangel Gabriel in Good Omens. (My favorite Gabriels will always be Christopher Walken and Tilda Swinton.)

And Netflix is rebooting Shaft for television.

Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli have co-written What If It’s Us, to be published in 2018.

The Dime by Kathleen KentFox is developing The Dime, based on the novel by Kathleen Kent.

Jill Scott cast as Lady Eve in Black Lightning series.

Starz is moving ahead with its adaptation of Stephanie Danler’s Sweetbitter.

Saladin Ahmed will collaborate with artist Sami Kivelä on an original comic series, Abbott, which will launch in January 2018

Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins are set to star in a version of King Lear.

Garth Books: Country singer Garth Brooks says his forthcoming memoir will be five volumes long.

Cover Reveals

Julie Murphy’s Puddin’ has a cover and it’s marvelous. (Balzer + Bray, May 8, 2018)

Book Riot has the cover reveal for Betsy Cornwell’s feminist Robin Hood retelling, The Forest Queen. (Clarion Books, August 7, 2018)

Entertainment Weekly has a peek at the new Tahereh Mafi, Restore Me. (HarperCollins, March 6, 2018)

Rioter Eric Smith has a new book coming and here’s the first look at the cover: The Girl in the Grove! (North Star Editions, May 8, 2018)

I could not be more excited for the new Laura van den Berg novel! (FSG Books, August 7, 2018)

B&N Teen has the first look at Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson (Katherine Tegen Books, June 5, 2018)

Or for the new Chelsea Hodson essay collection! (Henry Holt, June 5, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

paddington 2The sequel to Paddington is coming this holiday season!

The full trailer for How to Talk to Girls at Parties, based on the Neil Gaiman story, is now available to watch.

Tom Hanks made a trailer to share a look at his upcoming story collection.

And the first trailer for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams series is out.

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 I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

madonna in a fur coatMadonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali (Author), Ureen Freely and Alexander Dawe (Translators) (Other Press, November 7) Available in English for the first time, this is a Turkish classic about a young Turkish man in the 1920s who leaves his home for Berlin. There he finds love with a beautiful artist, and becomes torn between the life he craves and following the tradition of his homeland. It’s gorgeous.

meanMean by Myriam Gurba (Coffee House Press, November 14) 

The story of Gurba’s coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana, told in blistering prose. Gurba tackles several very important, serious subjects such as racism and homophobia, and manages to make the discussions humorous while laying down hard truths and great points. I wish this had been twice as long.

 

And this is funny.

Okay, maybe less funny, more cool: Cinematic typewriters.

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The Caraval Sequel Cover Reveal, and More!

Happy fall, book lovers! The air is crisp and so are the pages. Er, unless you have an e-reader. Then I guess they’re byte-size. (Sorry not sorry.) Hope you’re reading something marvelous! Enjoy your week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Entwining the stories of step-mother Mina and step-daughter Lynet, both in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. It’s Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of Snow White.


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

artemisThe fired Han Solo directors are taking on Andy Weir’s Artemis.

Insecure director to adapt A Brief History of Seven Killings for Amazon Studios.

Fox is developing a drama series based on the book, Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class.

Elaine Brown’s A Taste Of Power, about the only woman to lead the Black Panther Party, will be a film.

Disney developing Cyrano the Moor musical from Moonlight writer, starring David Oyelowo.

Rin Chupeco has a new book coming, and it’s described as Frozen meets Mad Max. YES PLEASE.

Sherry Thomas, author of A Study in Scarlet Women and its sequel, will publish a young adult novel.

In the Woods by Tana FrenchThe It film sequel set to hit cinemas in September 2019.

BBC One orders The Dublin Murders, based on the Tana French books.

Julie Taymor will direct an adaptation of My Life on the Road, the memoir by Gloria Steinem.

Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Seprent, announced a new novel!

Cover Reveals

Entertainment Weekly has the first look at Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi, from Rick Riordan’s new imprint. (Rick Riordan Presents, March 27, 2018)

There’s a cover now for the Caraval sequel, Legendary. (Flatiron Books, May 29, 2018)

Twitter account I Read YA had a BUNCH of cover reveals. Here’s round one, round two, and round three.

Mark Oshiro has a book coming out next year! Paste has the first peek at the cover. (Tor Teen, May 22, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

annihilationLeigh Bardugo shared a sneak peek of her next book, King of Scars.

The trailer for Annihilation is out and WOW does it look bananapants. In an awesome way.

 

 

 

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 I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

beasts made of nightBeasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi (Razorbill, October 31)

This is an action packed debut! Taj is an indentured servant to a mage. As a young sin-eater, it is his job to slay sin-beasts. It is a terrible task that comes with horrible repercussions. For each beast he kills, he must then wear a tattoo of them and carry their guilt always. Most sin-eaters go mad but when Taj is called to eat the sin of a royal family member, he becomes embroiled in a conspiracy that could destroy the city and cost him his life. This book is imaginative fun!

the king is always above the peopleThe King Is Always Above the People: Stories by Daniel Alarcón (Riverhead, October 31)

2017 might be the best year for story collections yet. This stellar book was just longlisted for the National Book Award for fiction, and features ten tales of family secrets, journeys, doomed love, broken dreams, immigration, and more. Alarcón once again proves himself a master storyteller, weaving stories both big and small about humanity.

And this is funny.

It’s funny because it’s true.

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Tom Hanks To Star in a Man Called Ove, and More

It’s Monday! Time for another round of “Eeeeeee, I can’t wait for that!” I have a few cool book-related bits to share. Hope you’re reading something marvelous! Enjoy your week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

P.S. – Have you checked out our newest podcast, Recommended? Each episode features two really interesting people talking about a book that they love! Check out Samantha Irby and Robin Sloan in Episode 1. Because who doesn’t need more book recommendations???


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It’s five days before Christmas, and the Vanderbeeker children should be dreaming about sugar plums and presents. But when their curmudgeonly landlord mysteriously refuses to renew their lease, the five siblings must find a way to change his mind before New Year’s. But as every well-intentioned plan goes comically awry, their shenanigans only exasperate their landlord more. What the Vanderbeekers need now is a Christmas miracle.

Funny, heartfelt, and as lively as any street in Harlem, this modern classic in the making is about the connections we make and the unexpected turns life can take.


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

a man called oveTom Hanks to star in and produce A Man Called Ove film adaptation.

Angela Robinson will direct an adaptation of Strangers in Paradise.

Taika Waititi will direct the Akira reboot.

Zak Olkewicz will adapt Wesley Chu’s Time Salvager.

Jessica Williams is writing and starring in a new Showtime comedy about a science fiction writer!

Finn Wolfhard, “Weird Al,” John Stamos to recreate Willy Wonka live. (Yes, you read that right.)

Hank Green will publish his first novel next year.

The Bill Clinton/James Patterson collaboration will be a Showtime series.

The film of The Ritual by Adam Nevill has been bought by Netflix.

watchmenThe Kill the Minotaur comic is coming to the big screen.

HBO has given a Watchmen series the greenlight, with Damon Lindelof attached.

Charlie Brooker will expand Black Mirror into a three-book series.

And Kat Howard has a new two-book deal! *Muppet arms*

Cover Reveals

Here’s I Was Anastasia from Ariel Lawhorn. (I love an animated cover reveal.) (Doubleday, March 20, 2018)

And The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell. It’s the UK cover, and it’s sooooo pretty. (Two Roads, November 2.)

Hollywood Reporter has the first peek at Chicago, David Mamet’s new novel. (Custom House, Feb. 27, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

peter rabbitNeil Gaiman keeps tweeting out peeks at Good Omens. I think he’s as excited as we are.

The first trailer for the new Peter Rabbit film.

Here’s the first look at David Harbour as Hellboy.

It must be a day that ends in ‘y’: There’s another Stephen King adaptation headed our way. Check out the trailer for 1922.

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 I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

jade cityJade City by Fonda Lee (Orbit, November 7)

I don’t know if I can do much better than the blurb for this book, which described it as “an epic saga reminiscent of The Godfather with magic and kungfu.” But I can add “OMG this book is such fun!” The Green Bone warriors use jade to enhance their magic, but a powerful new drug appears in the city that allows anyone to use jade, and throws the balance of power into chaos.

three daughters of eveThree Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak (Bloomsbury USA, December 5)

When Peri’s handbag is snatched as she makes her way to a party, a photograph of three women falls out – a reminder of the painful past she has tried to forget. As Peri continues on to the party, her head is filled with memories of a time when she traveled from Istanbul to the Oxford University, and the profound effect that time had on her. This is a stunning book by Turkey’s most acclaimed novelist, a timely novel about faith and love both in the past and the present.

And this is funny.

Sarah MacLean has Moonstruck feels.