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Neil Gaiman Shares a Peek at Good Omens and More!

Hello, and happy Monday, book lovers! It’s a wonderful day to read a book or eleven. You should totally take the day off from work and read instead. Don’t worry, I’ll write you a note. Enjoy your week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

Inspired by myth, folklore, and fairy tale, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, the tales in The Language of Thorns will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

hidden figuresMargot Lee Shetterly has sold a picture book based on her bestseller (turned Oscar-winning film), Hidden Figures.

Modern Pride And Prejudice drama Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld, to be a television series on ABC.

Spike Lee and Jordan Peele are teaming up for a thriller called Black Klansman, based on the memoir by Ron Stallworth.

AMC developing series based on Black Lives Matter book They Can’t Kill Us All.

Ayize Jama-Everett will pen a horror comic, with Eisner award winner John Jennings, set to arrive in summer of 2018.

Selwyn Seyfu Hinds has been tapped to adapt Who Fears Death for HBO. 

You by Caroline Kepnes to be a series on Lifetime.

Cover Reveals

Thunderhead, the sequel to Neal Shusterman’s Scythe, has a cover! (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Jan. 9, 2018)

Not exactly the cover, but Victoria Aveyard revealed the title for her next book, the final book in the Red Queen series. (HarperTeen, May 15, 2018.)

The covers for the two new Lady Astronaut of Mars books from Mary Robinette Kowal. (Tor.com, Summer 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

red sparrowThe official trailer for Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace on Netflix.

First trailer for The Red Sparrow by Jennifer Lawrence, based on the novel by Jason Matthews.

Neil Gaiman shared photos of David Tennant and Michael Sheen in character and a script read through for the Good Omens miniseries.

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!

bunkBunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young

Poet and critic Young examines how hoaxes have moved from sideshow acts to being in the center stage of American culture. From P.T. Barnum to Donald Trump, he discusses famous examples of forgers and fakers, and how we are living now in a post-factual world. This was just listed on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction! (Graywolf Press, November 14)

that inevitable victorian thingThat Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

Margaret is set to enter a genetically arranged marriage, but before that happens, she gets one summer of freedom. It’s enough time for her to make new friends, have new experiences, and decide that an arranged marriage is not what she wants. But can she change the law? Set in a near-future British Empire, Johnston has created a unique blend of adventure, science fiction, and etiquette.

And this is funny.

Danielle Steel’s desk is quite something.

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Emily Mandel’s Station Eleven Follow-Up and More!

Hello, and happy Monday, book lovers! I hope you’re enjoying a lovely September so far and have so many good books to read, you don’t have room for all of them. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

I Needed to Win.

They Needed to Die.

Sal Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home.

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

cover of Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo HopkinsonJoan Didion gets a new Netflix documentary.

Check out Brown Girl Begins, based on Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson!

Dracul, the first prequel authorized by the estate of Bram Stoker, will also be a film. (Will the prequel of the prequel be called Dracu?)

Renee Watson signed a five-book deal.

The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is being developed into a film. 

Emily St. John Mandel’s new book has been announced!

la confidentialCBS is developing L.A. Confidential drama series.

Nurse Ratched series starring Sarah Paulson coming to Netflix.

Stoner by John Williams is going to be a film.

It sequel plans already moving forward.

 

Cover Reveals

Here’s the cover for Heather Webb’s The Phantom’s Apprentice. (February 2018)

Tor has the first peek at The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell. (Saga Press, February 2018)

And here’s a look at The Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova. (Keymaster Press, December 5)

Sneak Peeks!

the man who invented christmasThe trailer for The Man Who Invented Christmas, a film about Charles Dickens.

A new look at Thor: Ragnarok! (Jeff Goldblum should always dress like that, imho.)

 

 

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!

mother of all pigsMother of All Pigs by Malu Halasa (Unnamed Press, November 14): Fantastic novel about three generations of women in a small Jordanian town, the women in the Sabas household. The story follows the daily workings of their lives, the secrets they keep, and the sacrifices they make. It’s a richly woven tale about family and the realities of everyday life in the Middle East.

 

the beautiful onesThe Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The author of the amazing Signal to Noise and Certain Dark Things is back with a wonderful story about etiquette and, er, telekinesis. Nina is in the city of Loisail to find a husband, but the rumors of her special abilities are making it difficult. When Nina meets a man who says he can help her control her powers, she soon finds herself under his spell. But looks can be deceiving. What fun!

And this is funny.

The #MakeClassicNovelsModern hashtag on Twitter was a delight. This one made me LOL.

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A New Neil Gaiman Television Series is Coming!

Happy Monday and welcome to September! It’s such a lovely time of year. We’re gearing up for some amazing fall news, and as always, there’s lots of exciting stuff going on. I hope you find something below that piques your interest. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Marta McDowell, published by Timber Press.

In this revealing exploration of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s deep connection with the natural world, bestselling author Marta McDowell shares intimate details about the pioneer writer, following the trail of the Little House series—from New York and Wisconsin to the Dakotas and Missouri. Excerpts from Wilder’s books, letters, and diaries bring to light a profound appreciation for the plants, animals, and landscapes at the heart of her world. Featuring the beloved illustrations by Garth Williams and Helen Sewell, The World of Ingalls Wilder is a treasure for anyone enchanted by Laura’s wild and beautiful life.


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

locke & keyIt co-star Jackson Robert Scott to play Bode Locke in the Locke & Key pilot.

Fall television premiere dates are out, including new and returning shows based on books!

There’s an all-female Lord of the Flies remake in the works. Or you could just read this.

New deals: Upcoming books from Justine Bateman, Ally Carter, Jill Mansell, and more.

Cover Reveals

Lovely cover for City of Bastards by Andrew Shvarts, the sequel to Royal Bastards. (Hyperion, June 5, 2018)

Gorgeous artwork design for Winterglass by Benjanun Sriduangkaew. (Apex Book Company, December 12)

Paste Magazine has the exclusive look at The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan. (Little, Brown, March 20, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

Lockjaw-Inhumans-PosterThe trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans is up. (And just look at that dog!)

Check out the trailer for Shudder: Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories. (I hadn’t heard about this until now!)

 

 

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!

they can't kill usThey Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib (Two Dollar Radio, November 14): Poet, writer, and critic Willis-Abdurraqib has written a series of smart essays about music and his thoughts and feelings about it in relation to current events and culture, including the Springsteen concert he attended the day after visiting Michael Brown’s grave and seeing PDA at a Carly Rae Jepsen show. AND THAT COVER. W-o-w!

malagashMalagash by Joey Comeau (ECW Press, Oct. 3): Comeau has written wonderful books about zombies and summer camp blood baths, but his latest release is a touching, sweet novel about a teenage girl who records her dying father’s words in the hopes of giving him immortality by turning his words into a computer virus. It’s both funny and sad, and wholly original.

And this is funny.

Some people are reeeeeeally unhappy that It is coming back. This guy is not down to clown.

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Make Way for Beyoncé’s New ($300) Book!

It’s a new week with new book news! As always, there’s lots of exciting stuff going on. I hope you find something below that brightens your day and manage to get in a little reading, too. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by A KIND OF FREEDOM by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, published by Counterpoint Press

At the height of WWII, Evelyn, a Creole woman, comes of age in New Orleans. In 1982, Evelyn’s daughter, Jackie, is a single mother grappling with her absent husband’s drug addiction. Post-Katrina, Jackie’s son, T.C., is fresh out of a four-month stint for drug charges and decides to start over―until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal. For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake new threats spring up to haunt her descendants: “A poignant, deeply emotional and timely exploration of systemic racism in America” (PureWow).


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

sarong party girlsSarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is coming to the small screen!

More additions to the Dumplin’ cast!

Beyoncé will release a $300, 600-page coffee table book.

The Discovery of Witches series has found its Matthew and Diana.

Issa Rae has joined the cast of The Hate U Give!

Common is set to star in a new series based on the Black Samurai book series. 

Elizabeth Debicki and Isabella Rossellini have joined Vita & Virginia, based on the love letters of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West.

100 year old manWill Ferrell to star in The 100-Year-Old Man adaptation.

David Oyelowo has joined the cast of Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness.

And speaking of Patrick Ness, he’s writing the screenplay for the film adaptation of Anya’s Ghost.

Netflix announced the premiere date of Gerald’s Game, the film based on the novel by Stephen King.

Cover Reveals

Luis Alberto Urrea announced his next novel and revealed the cover: The House of Broken Angels. (March 6, 2018)

Jamie Quatro revealed the cover for Fire Sermon, her next novel. (January 9, 2018)

The cover for Tara Sim’s Chainbreaker, her Timekeeper sequel, is out. (November 7)

Sneak Peeks!

dirk gentlyThe trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of The Punisher is up.

The trailer for the second season of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency looks bonkers!

 

 

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 city of brassThe City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (Harper Voyager, November 14): This is the first book in a new fantasy trilogy set in the 18th century Middle East. And wow-ow-owza! Nahri has never believed in real magic – until she accidentally summons a mysterious djinn warrior, who tells her the tale of the legendary City of Brass. Determined to see this city for herself, Nahri embarks on a dangerous journey, one of dark court politics and deadly schemes. But what fun! The City of Brass is a stunning debut that will charm your pants off.

her body and other partiesHer Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press, October 3): Want to read the most blisteringly brilliant story collection of the fall? This is it! Plagues, prom dresses, houseguests, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes are just a few of the things you’ll find on these pages. Machado’s genre-bending stories about women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies is a “how is this a debut??!” book, for sure, and perfect for fans of Karen Russell and Kelly Link.

And this is funny.

There was a little scandal in the YA community last week. And Preeti Chhibber made the best gif for it.

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GOOD OMENS, THE FIFTH SEASON, and More Exciting Adaptation News!

Happy Monday, you glorious book nerds. Hope you had a great weekend and read lots of great books! Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by GONE TO DUST by Matt Goldman

A brutal crime. The ultimate cover-up. How do you solve a murder with no useable evidence?

A woman has been found murdered in her bedroom, her body covered with the dust from hundreds of emptied vacuum cleaner bags, all potential DNA evidence obscured by the calculating killer.

Praised by Lee Child as “a perfect blend of light touch and dark story,” and Harlan Coben as “Irreverent and insightful…sure to become a fan favorite,” Gone to Dust is the debut private eye murder mystery you don’t want to miss.

Start Reading Gone to Dust today!


Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

cover of The Changeling by Victor LaValleThe My Cousin Vinny sequel is coming to the big…book?

The Changeling by Victor LaValle to become a television series!

The sequel to Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ has been announced: it’s Puddin’! And speaking of Dumplin’, Odeya Rush has joined the cast of the film version.

Sanaa Lathan cast as lead in Netflix’s adaptation of best-selling novel Nappily Ever After.

Bryan Fuller teased a Hannibal revival on Twitter.

Michael Sheen, David Tennant to star in Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens.

N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season to be developed as a TV series!

the beast is an animalRidley Scott will produce the film version of The Beast is an Animal.

St. Vincent to direct female-led film adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Amazon Studios and Warner Bros. teaming up a film version of The Goldfinch.

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware is going to be a movie.

Channing Tatum will produce and star in Bloodlines, based on the upcoming book from author Melissa Del Bosque.

Cover Reveals

Here’s the cover for Reaper at the Gates, the next book in Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember In The Ashes series. (April 10, 2018)

Cover for the new Meg Wolitzer novel, The Female Persuasion, coming next year! (April 3, 2018)

Here’s the first look at Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews. (May 8, 2018)

And here’s the cover for Laura Sebastian’s Ash Princess. (April 24, 2018)

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!

phoebe and her unicornPhoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm by Dana Simpson (Oct. 17, Andrews McMeel Publishing): Phoebe and Marigold Heavenly Nostrils are back in their sixth book, but instead of a collection of comics, this one is a graphic novel! Phoebe and Marigold must discover what is causing the town’s crazy weather and depleting the magic supply. This one has a lot more of Sam, and of Phoebe’s nemesis, Dakota (and her troll minions.) As always, it’s super charming and fun. You don’t have to have read the other books to follow this one (but omg you should!)

where the past beginsWhere the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir by Amy Tan (Oct. 17, Ecco): Love the novels of Amy Tan? Then you’ll love to read about her childhood and influences. Love reading books where writers discuss their craft? Then you’ll love learning about Tan’s process and how she brings memory into her work. She’s a wonderful writer, and it’s a delight to have a work of nonfiction from her. It’s a win for everyone, really.

And This is Funny…

Game of Thrones joke + cat picture = perfection.

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EXIT WEST Movie News and More!

Happy Monday, book lovers! (There has to be something good about Mondays, right?) Here’s your rundown of exciting book news! Have a fabulous week, kittens. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


cover of Impossible Views of the World by Lucy IvesSponsored by IMPOSSIBLE VIEWS OF THE WORLD by Lucy Ives, published by Penguin Press

Stella Krakus, a curator at Manhattan’s renowned Central Museum of Art, is having the roughest week in approximately ever. Her soon-to-be ex-husband (the perfectly awful Whit Ghiscolmbe) is stalking her, a workplace romance with “a fascinating, hyper-rational narcissist” is in freefall, and a beloved colleague, Paul, has gone missing. Pulsing with neurotic humor and dagger-sharp prose, Impossible Views of the World is a dazzling debut novel about how to make it through your early thirties with your brain and heart intact.


DEALS, REELS, AND SQUEALS

dawnAva DuVernay is developing Octavia Butler’s sci-fi novel Dawn as a television series!

Anna Paquin to star in Tell It To the Bees, based on the novel by Fiona Shaw.

Exit West is going to be a movie!

Riz Ahmed in talks to play popular marvel character in Venom.

Cowboy Ninja Viking with Chris Pratt stakes out June 2019 date.

COVER REVEALS

The cover for the new John Green book was revealed on Good Morning America! (Dutton Books for Young Readers, Oct. 10)

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 tea dragon societyThe Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (Oni Press, October 31): *Chandler Bing voice* Could this book BE any cuter? I’m thinking, nope, it could not. It has tiny DRAGONS that grow leave on their horns which people then use to make TEA. The whole concept is so adorable I could die. The world of Greta and the dragon tea makers is about as delightful and inclusive as you can get. I loved this book with the heat of a thousand suns.

stay with meStay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Knopf, August 22): Powerful debut set in Nigeria told from the perspectives of both a husband and wife about their marriage. Yejide and Akin have always wanted to have children, but after four years of trying, Akin takes a second wife. Furious and heartbroken, Yejide believes the only way to win Akin back is to get pregnant – but at what cost? This is THE debut of the year the was Homegoing was THE debut of last year.

AND THIS IS FUNNY.

I am not only a huge fan of Heather O’Neill’s books, but I am also in love with her Twitter account.

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Sweet Valley High Movie News and More!

Welcome to another Monday rundown of exciting book news! Hope your summer is going swimmingly. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by Flatiron Books

AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

HOW FAR DOES THE APPLE REALLY FALL FROM THE TREE?

Milly’s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school.

But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother’s trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.

When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother’s daughter.


DEALS, REELS, AND SQUEALS

the rook The Rook by Daniel O’Malley is being made into a television series, with Stephanie Meyer signed on as executive producer.

The Hate U Give film adds Russell Hornsby and Lamar Johnson to its cast.

The film version of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation gets a 2018 release date.

Anthony Bourdain is releasing a comic called Hungry Ghosts.

AMC is turning Sarai Walker’s Dietland into a series, as well as shows based on Ted Chaing’s short story Liking What You See: A Documentary and Victor LaValle’s novella The Ballad of Black Tom.

The Legally Blonde writer is working on a Sweet Valley High movie!

Film rights to Hannah Kent’s The Good People have been acquired by the production company behind Lion.

sweetbitterBrad Pitt’s production company will turn Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler into a film.

The City & The City is coming to TV in 2018. (This is apparently old news, but I just heard about it, so it totes counts.)

The Netflix adaptation of Suburra to air in autumn.

COVER REVEALS

Cosmopolitan has the first look at Alyssa Cole’s A Princess in Theory. (Feb. 27, 2018)

Angie Thomas interviewed Arvin Ahmadi in EW about his forthcoming book Down and Across, and they revealed the cover. (Jan. 30, 2018)

SNEAK PEEKS! 

death wishThe trailer for the remake of Death Wish has dropped. Did you know the original film was based on a book by Brian Garfield?

Netflix released the trailer for its new series, Mindhunter, based on the book by John Douglas. It stars Jonathan Groff, and all I kept thinking while I watched it was, “I will kill your friends and family…

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!

bluebird bluebirdBluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (Mulholland Books, Sept. 12): This novel is fantastic! Instead of Jay Porter, her lawyer character, this one stars Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger. Mathews must solve two murders – a visiting black lawyer and a local white woman – that have occurred in the sleepy little town of Lark before tensions between the citizens explode into violence. A timely look at race, law enforcement, and justice.

reservoir 13Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (Catapult, Oct. 3): This was just longlisted for the Man Booker prize, and for good reason: It’s an extraordinarily well-written look at community and tragedy. In a small English village, a girl goes missing, and doesn’t reappear. As the seasons pass by and the case is not resolved, McGregor details how the village both comes together and fractures. It’s a chronicle of 13 years of births, deaths, secrets and violence. It’s quite a stunner.

AND THIS IS FUNNY

Jomny Sun is always a delight.

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New George R. R. Martin Books Are On Their Way!

Happy Monday! I’m here again to share exciting news about books and comics. Enjoy your week! Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty PS – How is it already almost August?!?


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DEALS, REELS, AND SQUEALS

to all the boysLana Condor to star in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, based on Jenny Han’s novel.

Saladin Ahmed and Elizabeth Wein are writing Star Wars books!

Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks sold his book Things That Make White People Uncomfortable.

George R. R. Martin has announced two more books. But they’re not what you think they would be.

And speaking of GRRM, Neil deGrasse Tyson has recruited him to help work on a video game!

Wonder Woman 2 is set to release Christmas of 2019!

one day she'll darkenAnd speaking of Wonder Woman, director Patty Jenkins and star Chris Pine will re-team on the new TNT drama series One Day She’ll Darken, inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel.

Mystery writers Louise Penny and Lisa Jewell closed new deals with their U.S. publishers.

COVER REVEALS

Leesa Cross-Smith revealed the cover for Whiskey and Ribbons! (March 8, 2018)

See the cover reveal for Given to the Earth by Mindy McGiness! (April 10, 2018)

Happily Ever After has the exclusive first peek at The Radical Element anthology.

SNEAK PEEKS!

my friend dahmerHang on tight: Ready Player One has a trailer!

My Friend Dahmer trailer, for the film adaptation of the Derf Backderf graphic novel.

HBO shared the first image from FAHRENHEIT 451, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon.

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!

a line in the darkA Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo (Oct. 17, 2017, Dutton Books for Young Readers): When Jess Wong’s best friend, Angie, comes out to her, she doesn’t realize Jess has more than friend feelings for her. But it’s too late for Jess to do anything: Angie is already falling for Margot Adams, a girl at a nearby school. Just as Jess is coming to terms with being permanently friend zoned, Margot’s best friend disappears, and Jess and Angie are pulled into a tangled web of secrets and lies. This one is super twisty and super fun. And HOLY CATS, THAT COVER!

the rules of magicThe Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman (Oct. 10, 2017): In case you hadn’t heard: there is a sequel to Practical Magic! Well, it’s more of a prequel, following the witchy Owens aunts as they grow up in the early 1960s. But still. It exists, two decades after the first book. And it’s GOOD! You don’t have to have read Practical Magic to follow the plot of this one, but you should! And if you’ve already read it, isn’t it time for a reread? Treat yourself to a little magic.

AND THIS IS FUNNY.

This textbook cover looks familiar…

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Trailer for a New Margaret Atwood Adaptation, and More Book Radar!

Happy Monday! I hope you have lots of great things planned. I certainly have lots of great book news for you. Enjoy your week! Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty PS – How is it already almost August?!?


Sponsored by Doubleday, publishers of The Clockwork Dynasty, the new novel by Daniel Wilson.

An ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries, written by the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse.


Deals, Reels, and Squeals

sacred gamesBollywood star Saif Ali Khan to headline Sacred Games, Netflix’s first Indian series.

Sandra Bullock to star in post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box.

Maureen Johnson and Tim Federle to edit and contribute to a collection of essays called How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation.

Dan Harmon is bringing Kurt Vonnegut’s The Sirens Of Titan to TV.

The political tell-alls keep coming! Just announced: New memoirs from James Comey and Joe Biden. (How long before we hear about a deal for Sean Spicer, do you think?)

Amazon picks up U.S. rights to Agatha Christie dramas.

the knife of never letting go(My boyfriend) Mads Mikkelsen is circling the villain role in Chaos Walking.

2 new Harry Potter books will be published in October.

BoJack Horseman cartoonist launching graphic novel Coyote Doggirl.

Carla Gugino to star in The Haunting Of Hill House Netflix TV series adaptation.

Noah Hawley developing Doctor Doom movie for Fox.

Jason Segel’s sci-fi series sells to Oneworld for six figures.

Cover Reveals

Teen Vogue has the exclusive first look at Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone! (March 6, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

the snowmanPLEEEEEEEASE let The Snowman be as good as its trailer.

The first trailer for A Wrinkle in Time is out!

The new Blade Runner: 2049 trailer is up.

The trailer for Alias, Grace, the new series based on a Margaret Atwood novel.

The trailer for season 3 of Outlander as arrived!

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!

bonfireBonfire by Krysten Ritter (Nov. 7, Crown): This is a really solid mystery from the star of Jessica Jones! An environmental lawyer returns to her small hometown to work on a case, but it quickly drawn back in to a decade-old scandal involving her now-missing former best friend. It reminded me a bit of Sharp Objects, my favorite Gillian Flynn.

 

the murders of molly southborneThe Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson (Oct. 3, Tor.com): If you like your science fiction on the scary side, this is the perfect book for you! Molly Southbourne learns at an early age that she’s not like other girls: she spawns new versions of herself every time she bleeds. And those versions inevitably go rogue and try to kill her, so she has to spend her days offing evil versions of herself. IT’S SO INTENSE! 

And this is funny.

GAME OF SQUIRREL.

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First Looks at the Ready Player One and A Wrinkle in Time Movies!

Hello, book lovers! It’s time for your weekly dose of bookish happenings. I don’t know what news item I am most excited about – there are soooo many good ones. Enjoy your week! Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty


Sponsored by The Cameron Brothers, a binge-worthy series by Angelin Sydney.

The Cameron Brothers Box Set features four explosive, action-packed romances that are binge-worthy.

Return to Cameron Country, Cameron of the Skies and Cameron of the Seas and the series prequel, Lifesaver in a Bikini all share one central theme: “Love makes us throw caution to the wind.”


Deals, Reels, and Squeals

who fears deathNnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death has been optioned by HBO, with George R. R. Martin as executive producer!

It star Bill Skarsgård joins Stephen King Hulu series Castle Rock.

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins picks James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk for his next film.

TV’s live-action Squirrel Girl has been cast!

Ernie Hudson headlines The Family Business, based on the Carl Weber novel.

Scaachi Koul’s One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter is going to be a series! (And her dad has demands.)

the secret life of beesZadie Smith to publish two new books!

Valerie Jarrett, top Obama advisor, is working on a book.

Uzo Aduba to star in Secret Life of Bees musical workshop.

Cover Reveals

Rupi Kaur debuted the cover of The Sun and Her Flowers, her second collection of poetry. (Oct. 3)

The cover for Tessa Gratton’s new book The Queens Of Innis Lear is very Game of Thrones-y. (March 27, 2018)

Here’s the new cover of Hermione Hoby’s Neon in Daylight! (Jan. 9, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

wrinkle in timeA Wrinkle in Time first look: Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and more.

The first official trailer for the reboot of The Tick is up!

A first look at Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One!

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!

little & lionLittle & Lion by Brandy Colbert

A young woman faces difficult decisions in this marvelous new novel from the author of Pointe. Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from her New England boarding school to find her stepbrother, Lionel, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and needs her emotional support. Af it that wasn’t making it hard for Suzette to return to school, she falls in love with the same girl her brother loves. Colbert has written a powerful story of love, illness, and family (Aug. 8, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

my absolute darlingMy Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

You’re going to be seeing this one everywhere pretty soon! Turtle is a fourteen-year-old living a sheltered life on the coast after the death of her mother. Then she meets Jacob, a teen boy who treats her with kindness, and suddenly her tortured existence with her father seems impossible to stand another minute. Turtle will use the very skills her father taught her to survive to try and escape him. It’s a really remarkable tale about a remarkable young woman. (Aug. 29, Riverhead Book)

And this is funny.

Maybe the author equivalent of dreaming of showing up school without having studied for the test.