Book Radar

Nimona is Headed to the Big Screen and More Blips on the Book Radar!

Hello, book lovers! What’s happening in your orbit? I am so excited about all the glorious books headed our way this summer. And all the book news! I hope you’re having a swell July so far. Enjoy your week! Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

Sponsored by The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy, a HMH Book for Young Readers.

Every seven years something disappears in the town of Sterling: reflections…dreams…colors. When Aila arrives, she learns the town is cursed to lose experiences that weave life together…and the theory is that Aila’s deceased mother, Juliet, is to blame.

Aila sets out to clear her mother’s name with the help of George, whose goofy charm makes him a fast friend; Beas, the enigmatic violinist who writes poetry on her knees; and William, whose pull on Aila’s heart terrifies her.

The Disappearances is a bewitching tale full of intrigue and dread that will leave you entranced.

Deals, Reels, and Squeals

nimonaSandhya Menon announced a sequel to When Dimple Met Rishi: When Ashish Met Sweetie!

I’M A SHARK: Nimona animated movie gets a 2020 release date.

Robert Kloss (author of The Alligators of Abraham, one of my favorite books), has announced his new novel!

Silicon Valley actor Jimmy O. Yang is writing a book.

Fantastic Beasts sequel reveals plot details, adds cast as shooting starts.

the hate u giveDame Angela Lansbury will star as Aunt March in Little Women for Masterpiece.

Casting call for speaking roles in The Hate U Give movie!

HEART EYES: Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy reportedly headed to Netflix.

Cover Reveals

Brittany Cavallaro‏ revealed the cover for The Case for Jamie, the third book in the Charlotte Holmes series. (March 6, 2018)

New cover for The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir edited by Gary Phillips. (Oct. 10)

The Lore podcast has a book coming out: The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures. EW has the cover!


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 heart's invisible furiesThe Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

OHHHHHHHHHHH THIS BOOK. Boyne’s powerful, heartfelt story of the life of Cyril Avery in post-war Ireland might very well be my favorite book of 2017. The novel takes us from 1945 through 2015, as Cyril travels from Dublin to Amsterdam to NYC, searching to discover who he is, both literally and figuratively. This wonderful saga is perfect for fans of John Irving, Robertson Davies, and Donna Tartt. It’s marvelously funny, a bit bawdy, and tremendously heartbreaking. I LOVE IT SO. (Hogarth, Aug. 22)

the epic crush of genie loThe Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

High school and the pressure to perform well was stress enough for Genie Lo. Then she finds out she’s a celestial spirit with superhuman strength. Suddenly she’s bashing hell-spawn in between applying to colleges! But if she can’t save her city from demons, there won’t be school or anything any more! This is a really fun entry in the supernatural YA market. (Amulet Books, Aug. 8)

And this is funny.

I never get tired of a This is Just To Say joke.

Book Radar

Dan Brown’s New Book Gets a Cover, and More Blips on the Book Radar!

Happy holiday weekend! I hope it means you get a chance to read more. There’s lots of great book stuff to learn about today. Enjoy your week! Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

Sponsored by The Special Ones by Em Bailey, a HMH Book for Young Readers.

Esther is one of four Special Ones: spiritual guides who live in a remote farmhouse under the protection of a mysterious cult leader. He watches them around the clock—ready to punish them if they forget who they are—while broadcasting their lives to eager followers outside.

Esther knows that if she stops being Special, he will “renew” her. Nobody knows what happens to Special Ones who are taken away for renewal, but Esther fears the worst. Like an actor caught up in an endless play, she must keep up the performance if she wants to survive long enough to escape.

Deals, Reels, and Squeals

my glory wasJ.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot developing Amy Silverstein memoir My Glory Was I Had Such Friends as a limited series.

Jacob Tobia will publish their first memoir, Sissy, with G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

The Crown’s Game author Evelyn Skye will release Circle of Shadows, the first book in a duology, in 2018.

Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy join Stephen King/J.J. Abrams Castle Rock series. And Melanie Lynskey, too!

The first book in Zoraida Córdova’s Spanish-influenced duology will be published in summer 2019!

James Renner’s True Crime Addict is getting a series adaptation, with Richard Price writing.

tales of the cityNetflix developing Tales Of The City revival with Laura Linney & Olympia Dukakis.

Tyler Perry will star in the film adaptation of Patrick McGilligan’s 2007 biography Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only: The Life of America’s First Black Filmmaker.

Skydance trying Asimov’s Foundation as a TV series.

Cover Reveals

The cover and an excerpt for Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano. (Jan. 2, 2018)

Smart Bitches has the first look at Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. (Feb. 6, 2018)

The cover reveal for Dan Brown’s Origin is a fancy video! (Oct. 3)

Slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo debuts novel, The Poet X. (March 6, 2018)

Behold the covers for Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust.

Sneak Peeks!

The first trailer for Thank You for Your Service, based on the book by David Finkel.

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!

karma khullar's mustacheKarma Khullar’s Mustache by Kristi Wientge 

Wientge has taken the subject of body hair and turned it into a delightful Blume-esque tale about a young girl trying to figure out how to deal with the hairs that have formed on her lip just as she’s due to start middle school. Karma thinks her parents are too busy with their own problems, so she must deal with what she feels is going to be a horrifying experience all on her own. It’s a charming and funny story about friendship and family. (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Aug. 15)

manhattan beachManhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Do I even need to say anything else here besides “OMG NEW JENNIFER EGAN NOVEL?” Okay, here’s a tiny bit about it: It’s about a woman who becomes the first female diver, working at the Brooklyn Naval Yard repairing ships. She’s also trying to learn about the disappearance of her father. I don’t think I have to tell you that it’s spectacular, but I’ll say it anyway. It’s spectacular! It is well worth the wait. (Scribner, Oct. 3)

And this is funny.

Author S. Jae-Jones shortened the descriptions of the Hogwarts Houses.

Book Radar

Lilly Singh, Christopher Robin, and More Blips on the Book Radar!

Hello, book lovers! It’s Monday, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing! There’s lots of great book stuff to learn about. Hope you enjoy your week. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

Sponsored by Amazon Publishing

Austin’s dreams of domestic bliss involved watching Netflix and eating hot dogs with the love of her life. But then he cheated on her. And dumped her—as if the whole thing was her fault. To maintain her pride and restore her sanity, she decides to get revenge.

Thatch, a plastic surgeon straight out of residency, knows he ruined the best thing that ever happened to him. But not all cheaters are created equal. He got himself into this messed-up situation—true—but he has his reasons for what happened, and he’d do it all again to protect Austin.

Deals, Reels, and Squeals

fahrenheit 451Lilly Singh joins the cast of the Fahrenheit 451 series.

Marisha Pessl is publishing her first YA novel!

Sony Acquires The Day The Crayons Quit.

Jeff Jackson has a new novel coming in 2018, called Destroy All Monsters.

It’s official! There will be a follow-up to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee.

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in talks to star in A Simple Favor, based on the novel by Darcey Bell.

David Mamet in talks to adapt Don Winslow’s NYPD novel The Force.

Kyle Chandler will co-star with Ryan Gosling in First Man, based on James Hansen book about Neil Armstrong’s moon landing.

the house with a clockEli Roth & Jack Black in talks for The House With A Clock In Its Walls, based on the 1973 book.

Damon Lindelof to develop Watchmen for HBO. (I say include Tales of the Black Freighter or gtfo.)

Rachel Vorona Cote will publish Too Much is Just Enough with Hachette. 

Cover Reveals

THIS COVER. Check out Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation, a post-reconstruction story about zombies and racism. (April 2018)

Check out an excerpt and cover reveal from John Scalzi’s Head On, the sequel to Lock In. (April 17, 2018)

See the cover of Ashley Poston’s Heart of Iron! (Feb. 13, 2018)

Take an exclusive look at the cover for the 10th anniversary edition of The Name of the Wind. (Oct. 3, 2017)

Sneak Peeks!

christopher robinThe first trailer for Goodbye Christopher Robin has been released.

New trailer for Game of Thrones, season seven. (I don’t watch the show, but I’m gonna call spoilers just to be safe.)

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!

new peopleNew People by Danzy Senna

Oooooo, this book! Senna has created an engrossing story of race and class in contemporary America. It follows the lives of Maria Khalil, a seemingly perfect couple, as they plan their wedding. But Maria is becoming increasingly fixated on a poet she barely knows, and her new infatuation could upend her whole life. It’s fantastic! You can practically hear it sizzle in your hands. (Aug. 1, Riverhead Books)

quackeryQuackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen 

A fascinating, comic compendium of 67 outlandish, dangerous, and flat-out deadly historical medical treatments, in a time when “do no harm” was more a suggestion than a rule to follow. Leeches, lobotomies, strychnine – it’s all here. It will make you thankful you live in the 21st century. Perfect for fans of Charlatan by Pope Brock.

And this is funny.

In case you’re not already following him on Twitter, you should know author Rabih Alameddine has the strongest, most delightful gif game in town.

Book Radar

Black Panther, Black Mirror, and More Blips on the Book Radar!

Hello, book lovers! I know it’s Monday, but there are still a lot of exciting things happening in the world of books. (Including an All the Books spinoff, starting this Friday!) Hope you enjoy your week. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

Deals, Reels, and Squeals

dumplinThe Dumplin’ movie has cast Willowdean Dickson!

Victoria Schwab has a middle grade novel, called City of Ghosts, coming in 2018.

Shioli Kutsuna joins the cast of Deadpool 2.

Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch and more join the Season 2 cast of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Glenn Close to star in zombie comedy pilot Sea Oak, based on the George Saunders short story. (THE BEST STORY.)

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge is going to be a movie! (I love her books so much. If you’ve never read her, so yourself a favor and pick up Fly By Night. A world of books and a surly goose!)

Martin Freeman to adapt Paradise Lost into “surprisingly modern” TV series.

black mirrorCharlie Brooker’s Black Mirror to spin off into books. (Who would you have write them?)

MGM has acquired the rights to produce Every Day, the feature adaptation to David Levithan’s YA novel.

Judy Greer cast in Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette.

Viking is publishing Nina Stibbe’s An Almost Perfect Christmas.

Cover Reveals

The third title in the awesome Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers was just announced! (June 14, 2018)

Sandhya Menon, author of the fabulous When Dimple Met Rishi, just announced the title of her new book!‏ (Summer 2018)

Gorgeous cover reveal for Tarnished City by Vic James. (Sept. 5, 2017)

It’s the first peek at Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina James. (May 1, 2018)

There’s a cover for the new Anne Bishop book in the World of Others series. (March 6, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

will posterMarvel released a poster and a teaser trailer for Black Panther!

The trailer for season one of TNT’s Will is up.

The first look at Don’t Come Back from the Moon, based on the novel by Dean Bakopoulos.


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!

final girlsFinal Girls by Riley Sager (Dutton, July 11)

I’m calling it: this is going to be the biggest thriller of the summer! Quincy Carpenter is a Final Girl – the name given by newspapers to the sole survivors of horror movie-like massacres. Quincy has put her trauma behind her – until the past shows up on her doorstep in the form of Sam, another of the famous Final Girls. Sam arrives the same night as the news about the suicide of the other Final Girl breaks. Sam claims she wants to get to know Quincy and bond over their shared experiences, but can Quincy trust her? As they spend time together, Sam brings out a side of Quincy she has been hiding for years, and unearths dark memories about her night of terror – memories that may prove she was wrong about what happened. This is a super-fast, super-fun summer read!

meddling kidsMeddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (Doubleday, July 11)

This fantastically fun novel explores the idea of “What happens when Scooby-Doo and the gang grow up? And what if monsters were real all along?” The Blyton Summer Detective Club were notorious for unmasking the Sleepy Lake monster in the summer of 1977. But now it’s 1990, and things have changed drastically for the gang. They’ve drifted apart, haunted by their final night together on a case many years ago, each member more damaged than the last.  But finally tired of running from their demons, the gang will face their past – and each other – to learn the truth about their haunted experiences. This is a dark, rollicking good time, full of pop culture and in-jokes (like Zoinx River Valley.) I loved Cantero’s last book, The Supernatural Enhancements, and I loved this one!

And this is funny.

It’s funny because it’s true.

Book Radar

All the Book News That’s Fit to Print

Happy Monday, book lovers! There are a lot of exciting things happening in the world of books. (Including an All the Books spinoff!) Hope you enjoy your week. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

(PS – Totally unrelated to books, but I want to share the joy: My new favorite show, The Good Place, is streaming for free on NBC right now. It is SO delightful!)

Sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio

Enter the Penguin Random House Audio sweeps to help “Transform Your Commute! We all know commuting can be stressful, so why not take that time on your way home to unwind with a good audiobook? Visit to download your free audio copy of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and be entered to win the Grand Prize of an iPad and a year’s worth of audiobooks for your commuting pleasure!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 6/01/17 and 6/30/17. Open to US residents, 18 and older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. See Official Rules ( for full details.

Deals, Reels, and Squeals

windfallLauren Graham will adapt YA novel Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith.

Rainbow Rowell will be penning the upcoming ongoing Runaways comic series.

Hiao Jingfang’s Hugo award-winner, Folding Beijing, to be made into a movie.

Oprah will announce her new book club pick on June 26. (Click here if you want to see what book I think it will be.)

Harry Potter prequel about Voldemort approved by Warner Bros., to be released on YouTube.

To Kill a Mockingbird to be issued as a graphic novel.

Riverheard Books will publish Little by Edward Carey in 2018. (I adore his work! His Iremonger trilogy is so freaking fantastic!)

boy erasedJoel Edgerton has scripted and will direct a film based on Garrard Conley’s memoir Boy Erased.

Ta-Nehisi Coates to write Wrong Answer, about the 2013 Atlanta high school cheating scandal, based on the New Yorker article by Rachel Aviv.

Terry Weible Murphy’s memoir, Life in Rewind, will be adapted for the screen.

Katherine Arden (The Bear and the Nightingale) sold her middle grade debut to G.P. Putnam & Sons for Young Readers. Putnam described the book, called Small Spaces, as Stranger Things meets The Walking Dead.

And in case you hadn’t heard, there’s a new Nick Harkaway novel coming down the pike.

Cover Reveals

Squeeeeee, it’s Shadowsong, the sequel to Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones! (Jan. 30, 2018)

Black Star Renegades, Michael Moreci’s galaxy-hopping debut novel, looks awesome! (Jan. 2, 2018)

Fabulous gif of the new cover of Gloria Chao’s American Panda. (Feb. 6, 2018)

Alex R. Kahler on his new book, Runebinder, plus the fantastic cover. (Nov. 14, 2017)

Beverly Jenkins has a new book coming next year: Tempest! (Jan. 30, 2018)

And speaking of romances, here’s Gentlemen Prefer Heiresses by Lorraine Heath. (Aug. 22, 2017)

New Anne McCaffrey Pern covers revealed. (After August 1)

The fabulous cover (and an excerpt) of The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. (Jan. 30, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

New TV spots for Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.

Marvel unveiled a new poster 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!

see what I have doneSee What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (Atlantic Monthly Press, August 1)

It will surprise zero people to learn that I am obsessed with the Lizzie Borden and the axe murders of 1892, so when I heard there was a new novel about the case coming next year, I squealed and squealed. If you don’t know Lizzie Borden, she was the OJ Simpson of her time: famously accused of killing her father and stepmother, then acquitted after the century’s biggest trial, despite the overwhelming public opinion that she was guilty. (Basically, a jury of twelve men let her go because they didn’t believe women were capable of such brutal crimes back then. Which really works in your favor when you’ve just axed two people to death.) This novel is like a crazy murdery fever dream, swirling around the day of the murders. Schmidt has written not just a tale of a crime, but a novel of the senses. There is hardly a sentence that goes by without mention of some sensation, whether it’s a smell or a sound or a taste, and it is this complete saturation of the senses that enables the novel to soak into your brain and envelope you in creepy uncomfortableness. It’s a fabulous, unsettling book.

a twenty minute silenceA Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause: Essays by Shawn Wen (Sarabande Books, July 11)

I will be completely honest: A book of essays about famous mime Marcel Marceau would probably not be something I would pick up on my own in a store. But luckily I read books for a living, and this wonderful essay collection crossed my path! Radio producer Wen became fascinated by mime, an art you can’t put on the radio. This led her to meticulously research the world-famous mime Marceau, whose incredible life she has beautifully detailed in this haunting collection. He was so much more than just a man trying to get out of in an invisible box.

And this is funny.

Two of our favorite bookish Twitter accounts have a chat.

Book Radar

Gay Pride, Crazy Rich Asians, and more blips on the Book Radar!

It’s Monday. Again. But there’s no reason to pout, as long as there are books in the world. Here’s a bunch of bookish news to start your week off right. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

Today’s newsletter is sponsored by Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon.

One night in 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle’s house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree, and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own. The unwed daughter of wealthy Jewish industrialists and a gifted pianist bound for Radcliffe, Bea plans to leave her shameful secret behind and make a fresh start. Ten years later, Prohibition is in full swing, post-WWI America is in the grips of rampant xenophobia, and Bea’s hopes for her future remain unfulfilled.

Deals, Reels, and Squeals

my brilliant friendA look at the casting call for Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend movie.

A modern gay take on Pride And Prejudice is heading our way.

Juno Temple & Janelle Monae to star in an episode of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

Here’s a look at the full cast of Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians.

AMC is developing a series based on Joe Hill’s NOS4A2.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar to lead the cast of The Passage. (I first typed that as ‘lead the cats’ and now that is a thing I would also like to see.)

HBO nabs Today Will Be Different, a limited series starring Julia Roberts, based on the novel by Maria Semple.

Cover Reveals

So excited for Samira Ahmed’s Love, Hate & Other Filters! (Jan. 16, 2018)

Unnamed Press revealed the cover for Djinn City by Saad Hossain. While you’re waiting, you should read his novel Escape from Baghdad – it’s one of my favorites! (Oct. 24)

A.S. King’s The Dust of 100 Dogs is getting an amazing new cover, which is similar to the old amazing cover! (Oct. 3)

And here’s Gae Polisner’s In Sight of Stars, coming next year. (March 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

Murder on the Orient Express PosterThe official trailer for the Murder on the Orient Express remake is out. (I am not very interested, but Kenneth Branagh is always amazing, so maybe yes I am?)

The trailer for Netflix’s new animated Castlevania series is up. It’s written by Warren Ellis!

Brendan Gleason and Hugh Grant are on board for the Paddington sequel.

Here’s my boyfriend Idris Elba in the trailer for The Mountain Between Us.

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 excess maleAn Excess Male by Maggie Shen King

If you’ve inhaled all of The Handmaid’s Tale series and need another eerie dystopia, mark this one down! Set in near-future China, it’s an examination of the ramifications of the “One Child Policy” that favored male children. Now it’s 2030 and there are not a great number of women. But there are 40 million unwed men in a society that looks down on bachelors, so women are able to take three husbands. The book stars Wei-guo, who has entered into an arrangement as a third husband, the lowest position in the household. He and his family struggle to make their way in a world of authoritarian measures, reinvigorated Communist ideals, and social engineering. It’s so fantastic! (Harper Voyager, Sept. 12)

revenge of the nerdRevenge of the Nerd: Or . . . The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger by Curtis Armstrong

Nostalgia, full steam ahead! This is a delightful memoir from the classically-trained actor Armstrong, probably most famous for his roles in Revenge of the Nerds, Moonlighting, and Better Off Dead. (Although I love him the most in One Crazy Summer.) This is the story of his forty-year career being typecast as a nerd…because he is a nerd. I am almost more fascinated by character actors than the actual stars of film and television. They are much more interesting! And this is a charming look at one of the most famous character actors of all time. (Thomas Dunne Books, July 11)

And this is funny.

Author Laura Ruby’s cat really enjoys the gift she received.

Book Radar

The Wonder trailer, a new Tahereh Mafi, and more blips on the Book Radar!

Happy Monday, all you glorious book lovers! Hope you’re having a great long weekend. Here’s a bunch of bookish news to start your week off right. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

Sponsored by Random House

Who Is Rich? is a warped and exhilarating tale of love and lust, a study in midlife alienation, erotic pleasure, envy, and bitterness in the new gilded age that goes far beyond humor and satire to address deeper questions: of family, monogamy, the intoxicating beauty of children, and the challenging interdependence of two soulful, sensitive creatures in a confusing domestic alliance.

All the Deal News You Can Use

venomTom Hardy will star in Sony’s Venom movie.

Dee Rees will direct an episode of Electric Dreamsthe Philip K. Dick sci-fi anthology series.

Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts to star in the Hamlet re-imagining Ophelia, based on the young adult novel by Lisa Klein. Here’s a first look at Ridley in the film.

André Holland will star in Castle Rock, J.J. Abrams & Stephen King’s Hulu series.

Daniel Radcliffe will lead TBS’ Miracle Workers (based on the book, What in God’s Name, by Simon Rich), which costars Owen Wilson as God

Rupi Kaur, author of Milk and Honey, will publish a new book in October.

feverElisabeth Moss is developing a limited series adaptation of Fever, based on Mary Beth Keane’s novel, with Moss set to star.

Jack White announced a children’s book, We’re Going to Be Friends, based on the White Stripes song.

Blake Lively to exec produce and star in The Husband’s Secret, an adaptation of the novel by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty.

Bryan Fuller wants to adapt Geek Love. (It’s one of my very favorite books, so of course I have feelings about it, like this. And this.) And he still hasn’t given up on a fourth season for everyone’s favorite literary cannibal.

Cover Reveals

Nnedi Okorafor’s third Binti book, Binti: The Night Masquerade, has a gorgeous cover! (Jan. 16, 2018)

Those pesky, deadly hippos are back for mayhem in Taste of Marrow, Sarah Galley’s follow-up to River of Teeth. Tor has the first look. (Sept. 12)

Bustle has the first look at Tahereh Mafi’s Whichwood, the follow-up to Furthermore! (Nov. 15)

Sneak Peeks!

wonderBreak out the tissues, here’s the first trailer for Wonder, starring Jacob Tremblay and Julia Roberts.

Grab your dragons! It’s the first extended look at season seven of Game of Thrones.

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 widow nashThe Widow Nash by Jamie Harrison (Counterpoint, June 13)

Dulcey Remfrey has had an interesting, free-spirited childhood, but despite that fact, it is 1904 and she is now a grown woman and expected to settle down and behave like all the other women of that time. But when her eccentric father returns from an expedition having lost both his mind and all his money, Dulcey is enlisted in a plan by his business partner (and her ex) to help find the missing funds. This is a fantastic story of a young woman defying convention, embarking on an adventure, and reinventing herself. I adored it. (Plus the cover is gold and shiny.)

sour heartAnd May is Short Story Month, so this week on Book Riot I rounded up 14 upcoming short story collections I’m excited to read, including releases from Paul Yoon, Samantha Hunt, Bill Roorbach, and Jenny Zhang! I can hear your TBR lists groaning from here.



And this is funny.

Elizabeth McCracken is consistently delightful.

Book Radar

Daveed Diggs, The Glass Castle, and more blips on the Book Radar!

Holy CATS, it is hot here in Maine. But everything is green and the air smells so good – it’s perfect reading weather. I hope it’s lovely where you are, too. (But, um, Colorado, what was up with that snow???) Here’s a bunch of bookish news to start your week off right. And remember, I love you and I like you. – xoxo, Liberty

Sponsored by the Lessons In Control Series

What would you do if someone offered to fulfill your wildest fantasies?




Dean Sova is everything Maya Clery craves. From the first touch, their connection is intense. After leaving her troubled past behind, Maya thought she was happy—she is happy—but meeting Dean forces her to acknowledge dark needs she longs to explore yet has never had the courage to face.  

All the Deal News You Can Use

lovecraft countryJordan Peele to produce HBO series Lovecraft Country (based on the book by Matt Ruff) with J.J. Abrams, Misha Green.

The Chaperone, based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling American novel, will reunite Elizabeth McGovern and Julian Fellowes. 

Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness to be developed as a limited series.

Netflix is developing and producing a new English-language drama series based on the fantasy saga The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Daveed Diggs (of Hamilton fame) is set to star in TNT’s Snowpiercer pilot.

Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne and Connie Nielsen are set to star in Hamlet Revenant.

Today in Why Stop at Four: A fifth Game of Thrones spin-off is in the works.

Universal has bought the movie rights to the New York Times column You May Want to Marry My Husband, written by the late author Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Grace And Frankie actress June Diane Raphael is writing a book to help women run for office.

Cover Reveals

Book Riot got the exclusive cover reveal of Jen Wang’s The Princess and the Dressmaker!

The Mary Sue revealed the shiny new cover of Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh.

And last but not least, the cover of Caleb Roehrig’s new thriller, White Rabbit.

Sneak Peeks!

The Alienist series is coming! I looooove this novel. (It’s hard to believe it has been 23 years since its release. I got the book right before *cough* graduation *cough*.)

alias graceNetflix debuts first images from its new miniseries based on Alias Grace, the Margaret Atwood novel.

 The first trailer for The Glass Castle, starring Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson.

The trailer for The Hippopotamus, based on the novel by Stephen Fry.

The trailer for The Limehouse Golem, based on Peter Ackroyd’s 1994 novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem.

Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning star in How to Talk to Girls at Parties, based on the short story by Neil Gaiman.

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 prey of godsThe Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden (June 13, Harper Voyager)

Can a young girl, a politician, a pop diva, and a teen stop the rise of a powerful demigoddess who is set on making her big hellish comeback? You should read this and find out because WOW WOW WOW. If I had to sum this up in two words: banana pants. This fantastic futuristic South African novel has witches, robots, genetic engineering, and mammal/crustacean sex. And that’s just for starters!

the gentleman's guideThe Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (June 27, Katherine Tegen Books)

A bisexual British lord heads out on a wild world journey with his best friend/secret crush in this fun 18th century romp! Monty has reached an age when he is expected to finally settle down and act like a gentleman. But before he does, he takes his BFF Percy on one last adventure around the globe, which quickly turns dangerous – both romantically and to their actual lives! This is fun with a capital “YES.”

And this is funny.

Who is driving the car?

Book Radar

Donald Glover Adapts Deadpool, The Martian follow-up, and More Book Radar!

At least there’s one good thing about Mondays: It’s time for Book Radar! Sit back, relax, and check out deals, cover reveals and more upcoming book goodness. – xoxo, Liberty

All the Deal News You Can Use

vampire chroniclesDonald Glover is making an adult, animated Deadpool television series because he loves us.

Anne Rice shared some details about her upcoming Vampire Chronicles television series. 

James Patterson convinced Bill Clinton to write his next book for him collaborate on a new book.

Bryan Cranston is bringing The Dangerous Book for Boys to the small screen.

George R. R. Martin’s 1980 supernatural sci-fi novella Nightflyers is being turned into a TV series.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is officially coming to Broadway next spring.

artemisThere’s a pub date for Artemis, Andy Weir’s follow-up to The Martian! Surprising no one: the film rights were snatched up right away.

In more unsurprising news, Starz has already renewed American Gods for a second season.

There’s a Hellboy reboot in the works with Stranger Things’ star David Harbour.

New Curtis Sittenfeld novel will imagine Hillary Clinton’s life without Bill.

Julia Roberts will star is a film adaptation of The Bookseller.

Tom Hanks will star in the film version of The News of the World. (This was one of my favorite books of 2016!)

Cover Reveals

Out in 2018: Whitney Gardner’s Chaotic Good cover is fabulous!

Nick Harkaway has a new novel coming! It’s called Gnomon and its cover is fin-ally here.

Here’s the fancy cover for Martha Brockenbrough’s Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary.

I immediately clicked this link when I saw “Indiana Jones set in space.” It’s an upcoming book from Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

Sneak Peeks!

Shonda Rhimes tweeted the first look at Still Star-Crossed, her television sequel to Romeo And Juliet.

A new trailer for the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It. And there’s one for The Mist. (I may have to make a whole separate column just for SK adaptation news.)

Get your tissues ready: It’s the new trailer for Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything movie.

The trailer for the Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049, looks batty.

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!

Today I want to mention a couple upcoming sequels I just read and loved, so you have plenty of time to read the first books before these come out!

one dark throneOne Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns) by Kendare Blake (Sept. 19, HarperTeen): Last year I read the first book, Three Dark Crowns, and was like WHOAAAAA. It’s about three sisters who must fight each other to the death to decide who will be king. And it’s so dark and twisted and sexy! Every time I thought it couldn’t get twistier, IT DID. And it ended in a cliffhanger that had me clamoring for the next book. WHICH IS SO GOOD. It’s a kick-ass, magicky, medieval extravaganza!

the dire kingThe Dire King: A Jackaby Novel by William Ritter (Aug. 22, Algonquin Young Readers):This is the fourth – and last – adventure of Jackaby and Miss Rook. I am having so many feeling about finishing up this series. It has been so much fun! It’s like a mash-up of Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And unlike the last book in a lot of series, I loved this one.

And this is funny.

A little Cher book humor at the library.

Book Radar

Fire-Restarter, Game of Spinoffs, and More Book Radar!

Happy Monday, readers! It’s Liberty, back again with deals and reveals and more upcoming book goodness. I never get tired of talking about books!

This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Invisible Dead by Sam Wiebe.

An ex-cop who navigates by a moral compass stubbornly jammed at true north, Dave Wakeland is a talented private investigator with next to zero business sense.

He continues to be drawn to cases that are usually impossible to solve and frequently don’t pay. Whatever ghosts drive him, they seem to drive him inexorably toward danger –a journey he’s content to take so long as it means finding out what happened to someone the rest of the world seems happy enough to forget. With nothing to protect him but his wit and his empathy for the downtrodden and disenfranchised, Wakeland is on the case.

All the Deal News You Can Use

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen are making a movie about reading Fifty Shades of Grey.

BBC to adapt Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy as its first period drama with a non-white cast.

An adaptation of Little Women is in series development at CW. And a film as well!

Stephen King’s Firestarter is getting a remake.

HBO announces four (!!!) Game of Thrones spin-offs.

Tor Books announces a new fiction imprint dedicated to experimental storytelling.

Anna Paquin & Terrence Howard to guest on Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams for Amazon.

There’s a bidding war over Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Modern Love column.

Adrienne Celt, author of The Daughters, sold a second novel to Bloomsbury.

The Dryad of Fairmont Park by Eric Smith is coming in spring of 2018.

Jeremy Renner will star as Doc Holliday in adaptations of the Mary Doria Russell novels.

Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles series is in development.

Cover Reveals

The new cover for The Speaker, the second book in Traci Chee’s Sea of Ink and Gold series, has landed! It’s out Nov. 17.

And speaking of second books, here’s the cover for The Dragons of Nova, the new book in Elisa Kova’s Loom Saga. It’s out July 11.

Here’s the seventh installment in Quirk Book’s Star Wars/Shakespeare mash-up series, The Force Doth Awaken, out on Oct. 3.

Joe Hill’s Stranger Weather, out Oct. 24, has a dazzling cover.

And there’s a lovely cover for Supriya Kelkar’s Ahimsa, out Oct. 1.


Check out the trailer for The Dark Tower adaptation featuring my boyfriend Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.

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!

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

When Ruth’s life slips out of her control and she gets rid of both her job and her fiancé, she decides to visit her parents and spend some time collecting her thoughts. But Ruth’s priorities suddenly change once she arrives and discovers her ailing father has started losing his memory. This is a funny, and sad, debut novel about family and what is most important in life. (July 11)

sipSip by Brian Allen Carr

I am a HUGE FAN of Carr, and could not be more excited about Sip, his first novel. A post-apocalyptic western nightmare, set in a world overrun by people who have discovered they can get high by ingesting the shadows of living things. But beware the shadow sippers, because if you lose your shadow, you’ll lose your soul. If you like smart, crazy, and crazy-smart novels, this is the book for you. (Aug. 29)

And this is funny.

If book reviews were written as fanfiction.