Happy Monday (and HAPPY OCTOBER)!
It’s finally our time, y’all. October is like my Christmas. Yes, the whole month. I’m so excited about it getting here, and then when it’s finally here, I’m so sad it’ll be gone soon. So let’s try to drink it in while it’s here. I’m really going to try to savor every day. I’ve already had my first pumpkin spice latte. I’m watching all the scary movies. I even bought autumnal socks. We’re here. Let’s go.
Book Deals and Reveals
In honor of My Policeman hitting theaters on October 21, Penguin has released a new film tie-in cover of the novel.
Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai is producing a film adaptation of Elaine Hsieh Chou’s acclaimed book Disorientation.
The cover and release date has been revealed for the upcoming Nico di Angelo adventure from Rick Riordan and Mark Oshiro. The Sun and the Star will be out on May 2, 2023.
Lord of the Rings: the Rings of Power debuted at the top of Nielsen’s SVOD charts, outdrawing House of the Dragon among streaming users. This is the first Prime Video series to capture the number 1 overall ranking on the Nielsen chart.
Sandra Proudman announced that she is editing a new book Relit: 16 Latinx Remixes of Classic Stories. This is a YA SFF anthology coming in winter 2024.
A.C. Wise’s Wendy, Darling has been optioned for television. Wise tweeted, “It might not get developed, but I’m sure as heck keeping my fingers crossed and having fun daydreaming about it!”
TIME Magazine has named the people who made its Time100 Next list for 2022. Here are the authors who made the list.
In July, an app called Tertulia was launched, promising streamlined book discovery. How does it stack up against existing bookish apps?
Book Riot Recommends
I’m a Contributing Editor at Book Riot, I write the Today in Books newsletter, and I’m a Bibliologist for Book Riot’s Tailored Book Recommendations subscription service. I also have a PhD in English, so I’m basically a doctor of books. Books are my life, in other words, so in this section of the newsletter, let me share with you some upcoming books I’m super excited about. And I think you will be too!
Prepare Your Shelves!
Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun (Atria Books, November 1)
Halloween isn’t even here yet, but it’s already time to start thinking about what holiday rom coms you want to add to your TBR this year. And if you enjoyed Alison Cochrun’s debut novel The Charm Offensive, then you’ll be excited to know she’s back with a cute holiday romance. So prepare your shelves, because this one is out less than a month from now! And hey, I fully believe the moment Halloween is over, you’re totally okay to start celebrating the holidays. So November 1st is really the ideal time to start reading this book.
One year ago, Ellie Oliver was on top of the world. She’d recently moved to Portland, was working her dream job in animation, and she even met a woman at a bookstore with whom she immediately felt a romantic connection. But the next day, all of that was undone with a betrayal and the loss of her job soon after.
Now Ellie feels adrift, working at a coffee shop and living in the tiniest apartment imaginable. That’s when her coffee shop’s landlord approaches her with a plan: a marriage of convenience that will give him his recent inheritance and help alleviate some of Ellie’s financial stress. The two plan to spend the holidays in a cabin together to really solidify the “relationship” and make it seem real. But then Andrew introduces Ellie to his sister, who happens to be the woman she met a year ago at that bookstore.
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What I’m Reading This Week
The Getaway by Lamar Giles
Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield
Hokuloa Road by Elizabeth Hand
Scorched Grace by Margot Douaihy
The Verifiers by Jane Pek
The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
We love a good Jane Austen meme, and this is an excellent one. And so relatable.
And Here’s A Cat Picture!
The reading chair continues to be a favorite among the kitties. I love seeing these two guys getting so cuddly with each other on the reading chair.
And that is all for Book Radar on this fabulous October Monday. I hope you have a wonderful week. Enjoy an autumnal beverage. Look at some fall leaves if that’s happening in your part of the world. Wear a sweater.
See you Thursday!