LitHub Releases Most Anticipated Books of 2024 | Book Pulse

Lit Hub previews the most anticipated books of the second half of 2024. Viola Davis will collaborate with James Patterson on a forthcoming novel. RBmedia will acquire Dreamscape Media, including Dreamscape Publishing and Dreamscape Select. Josh Gad will release a memoir in January and actress Christina Applegate is at work on a new book about her life. Emily Henry will adapt her novel Funny Story for the big screen, while Lev Grossman's Arthurian novel The Bright Sword and Carolyn Huynh’s The Fortunes Of Jaded Women will get series adaptations. Plus, authors Kiese Laymon and Deesha Philyaw launch a new podcast called Reckon True Stories.

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Lit Hub releases the second installment of its “Most Anticipated Books of 2024.”

Reactor highlights new fantasy books publishing in July

Viola Davis announces a collaboration with James Patterson to publish a novel. No release date has been set. People has the story. 

NYT seeks readers’ votes for the 10 Best Books of the 21st Century

In a new agreement, RBmedia will acquire Dreamscape Media, including Dreamscape Publishing and Dreamscape Select. 

Poets & Writers will host a virtual reading and conversation with First Fiction 2024 debut authors tomorrow, July 11, at 7 PM EDT.

Publishers Weekly rounds up July's book club picks.


NPR reviews State of Paradise by Laura van den Berg (Farrar; LJ starred review): “A narrative that constantly feels like its dancing on the border between fiction and nonfiction despite all the weirdness it contains, this book is at once an adventure and a treat, a deep study of Florida's psychogeography and a creepy story about ghosts, missing people, cults, and technology. Don't miss it.”

Washington Post reviews Long Island Compromise by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Random; LJ starred review): “But as always, Brodesser-Akner is a genius with the chaotic flow of embittered family dialogue. In her fiction, conversations dart and turn with the outrageous unpredictability of a flock of frightened birds” ; The Long Run: A Creative Inquiry by Stacey D'Erasmo (Graywolf): “It’s a pleasure to dip into these creative lives, but ultimately, the book feels like a shallow dive into the potent questions with which it begins” ; The Wolves of K Street: The Secret History of How Big Money Took Over Big Government by Brody and Luke Mullins (S. & S.): The Wolves of K Street interweaves narratives about these and other large-living Washington lobbyists, and this creates a structural problem that the Mullins brothers can’t overcome.”

Briefly Noted

LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for The Briar Club by Kate Quinn (Morrow; LJ starred review), the top holds title of the week. 

LJ has new prepub alerts.

Parade highlights 25 new releases for the week, and 8 baseball books "for restless fans."

GoodReads offers "84 mood-based reading recommendations."

Jaroslav Kalfar leads a literary tour through Prague, at NYT. 

Aysegül Savas talks with ElectricLit about her book, The Anthropologists (Bloomsbury),  and "parks, anchors, and the enchanting rituals of our lives."

The Guardian advises where to start with author Milan Kundera’s books.

Shondaland shares "10 Books Colin Bridgerton Would Love."

USA Today breaks down the appeal of paranormal romance.

Slate revisits an Alice Munro story with a new eye, in light of revelations of family abuse. Washington Post speaks with Munro biographer Robert Thacker about what he knew about the abuse and when.

People highlights two forthcoming memoirs: Josh Gad will release In Gad We Trust: A Tell-Some (Gallery) in January 2025, and actress Christina Applegate announced she is at work on a new book.

Authors On Air

Emily Henry will adapt her novel Funny Story (Berkley; LJ starred review), for the big screen. People has details. Henry discusses the process on GMA. Deadline provides updates all of Henry’s page to screen adaptations

Lev Grossman’s The Bright Sword: A Novel of King Arthur (Viking; LJ starred review), will get series treatment, according to Deadline.

Carolyn Huynh’s novel The Fortunes Of Jaded Women (Atria), will be adapted as a TV series. Deadline reports. 

Jill Ciment reflects on her new book, Consent: A Memoir (Pantheon), with NPR’s Fresh Air.

Vanity Fair has a Q&A with authors Kiese Laymon and Deesha Philyaw about their new podcast, Reckon True Stories.


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