20 Book-to-Screen Adaptations Coming in 2021

If you’re the type of person who likes to read the book before seeing the movie or TV show, we’ve got great news for you because your to-be-read list is about to get a whole lot longer! 2021 already saw the massive hit that Bridgerton turned out to be, along with Nomadland making its rounds at all the major award shows, Netflix’s Behind Her Eyes sending everyone into a tailspin, and countless other book-to-screen adaptations that have yet to come.

From the long-awaited adaptation of Dune to beloved characters returning to your screens, there will be no shortage of movies and TV shows to bask in as our favorite characters and worlds are brought to life.


Planned releases for the year

Without Remorse by Tom Clancy, narrated by Michael Prichard

Who’s starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith 

What is it about: In a harrowing tour de force, Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the CIA legend, Mr. Clark. It is an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness. Without mercy. Without guilt. Without remorse.

Release date: April 30 on Amazon Prime Video

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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, narrated by Bahni Turpin

Who’s starring: Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Aaron Pierre, Joel Edgerton

What is it about: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape.

Release date: May 14 on Amazon Prime Video

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There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B Jones, narrated by Jeannie Stith

Who’s starring: Rose Reid as Finley Sinclair, Jedidiah Goodacre, Katherine McNamara

What is it about: Finley Sinclair is not your typical eighteen year old. She’s witty, tough, and driven. With an upcoming interview at the Manhattan music conservatory, Finley needs to compose her audition piece. But her creativity disappeared with the death of her older brother, Will.

She decides to study abroad in Ireland so she can follow Will’s travel journal. It’s the place he felt closest to God, and she’s hopeful being there will help her make peace over losing him. So she agrees to an exchange program and boards the plane.

Release date: May 14 in theaters

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Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta, narrated by Robert Petkoff

Who’s starring: Angelina Jolie, Finn Little, Nicholas Hoult 

What is it about: When fourteen-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he’s plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare.

Release date: May 14 in theaters and HBO Max

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Panic by Lauren Oliver, narrated by Sarah Drew

Who’s starring: Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, Jessica Sula

What is it about: Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a poor town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. Heather never thought she would compete in panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

Release date: May 28 on Amazon Prime Video

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Lisey’s Story by Stephen King, narrated by Mare Winningham

Who’s starring: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Joan Allen, Dane DeHaan

What is it about: Lisey lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey knew there was a place Scott went—a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it’s Lisey’s turn to face Scott’s demons, to go to that terrifying place known as Boo’ya Moon. What begins as a widow’s effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.

Release date: June 4 on Apple TV+

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Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love by Matt Logelin, narrated by Matt Logelin

Who’s starring: Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Melody Hurd

What is it about: Matt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. After years of long-distance dating, the pair finally settled together in Los Angeles, and they had it all: a perfect marriage, a gorgeous new home, and a baby girl on the way. Liz’s pregnancy was rocky, but they welcomed Madeline, beautiful and healthy, into the world. Just twenty-seven hours later, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died instantly, without ever holding the daughter whose arrival she had so eagerly awaited.

Though confronted with devastating grief and the responsibilities of a new and single father, Matt did not surrender to devastation; he chose to keep moving forward—to make a life for Maddy.

Release date: June 18 on Netflix

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The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, narrated by Del Roy

Who’s starring: Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, Ryan Hurst 

What is it about: ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD Looking for special opportunities?

When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear listener, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children could complete.

Release date: June 25 on Disney+

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Dune by Frank Herbert, narrated by Scott BrickSimon VanceOrlagh CassidyIlyana Kadushin, and Euan Morton

Who’s starring: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya

What is it about: Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud’dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family—and would bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.

Release date: October 1 in theaters and HBO Max

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The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara G. Forden, narrated by Fajer Al-KaisiSara G. Forden

Who’s starring: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons 

What is it about: On March 27, 1995, Maurizio Gucci, heir to the fabulous fashion dynasty, was slain by an unknown gunman as he approached his Milan office. In 1998, his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani Martinelli—nicknamed ‘The Black Widow’ by the press—was sentenced to 29 years in prison, for arranging his murder. 

Did Patrizia murder her ex-husband because his spending was wildly out of control? Did she do it because her glamorous ex was preparing to marry his mistress, Paola Franchi? Or is there a possibility she didn’t do it at all?

Release date: November 24 in theaters

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Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham, narrated by Peter Berkrot

Who’s starring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette

What is it about: Young Stan Carlisle is working as a carny, and he wonders how a man could fall so low. There’s no way in hell, he vows, that anything like that will ever happen to him. And since Stan is clever and ambitious and not without a useful streak of ruthlessness, soon enough he’s going places. Onstage he plays the mentalist with a cute bimbo (before long his harried wife), then he graduates to full-blown spiritualist, catering to the needs of the rich and gullible in their well-upholstered homes. It looks like the world is Stan’s for the taking. At least for now.

Release date: December 3 in theaters

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Coming later this year

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan, narrated by Julie TealLuke ThompsonSarah FeathersEsther Wane

Who’s starring: Sienna Miller, Rupert Friend, Michelle Dockery, Naomi Scott

What is it about: Sophie Whitehouse has a lovely home, two adorable children, and a handsome, successful husband. In other words, she has the “perfect” life. But everything changes the night her husband James comes home and confesses an indiscretion. Suddenly, her neat, ordered world is turned upside down. Did she ever really know the man she married?

Release date: TBA on Netflix

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Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates, narrated by Jayne Atkinson

Who’s starring: Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale

What is it about: The legend of Marilyn Monroe—aka Norma Jeane Baker—comes provocatively alive in this powerful tale of Hollywood myth and heartbreaking reality. Marilyn Monroe lives—reborn to tell her untold history; her story of a star created to shine brightest in the Hollywood firmament before her fall to earth.

Release date: TBA on Netflix

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The Burning Room by Michael Connelly, narrated by Titus Welliver

Who’s starring: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino

What is it about: In the LAPD’s Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.

Release date: TBA on Amazon Prime Video

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Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy, narrated by Beth Macy

Who’s starring: Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, Rosario Dawson

What is it about: In this extraordinary work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of a national drama that has unfolded over two decades. From the labs and marketing departments of big pharma to local doctor’s offices; wealthy suburbs to distressed small communities in Central Appalachia; from distant cities to once-idyllic farm towns; the spread of opioid addiction follows a tortuous trajectory that illustrates how this crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.

Release date: TBA on Hulu

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Foundation by Isaac Asimov, narrated by Scott Brick

Who’s starring: Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Laura Birn

What is it about: For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save humanity, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire—both scientists and scholars—and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls this sanctuary the Foundation.

Release date: TBA on Apple TV+

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Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar, narrated by Amy Rubinate

Who’s starring: Kristen Bell, Jordan Alexander, Emily Alyn Lind, Tavi Gevinson

What is it about: Per Deadline: Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl.

Release date: TBA on HBO Max

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The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes, narrated by Susan Lyons

Who’s starring: Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Joe Alwyn 

What is it about: It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing—not the tragic car accident that put her there, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply ‘B’, asking her to leave her husband. Years later, in 2003, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper’s archives. She becomes obsessed with the story and hopeful that it can resurrect her faltering career.

Release date: TBA on Netflix

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Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, narrated by Caroline Lee

Who’s starring: Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans

What is it about: Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Release date: TBA on Hulu

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The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage, narrated by Annie ProulxChad Michael Collins

Who’s starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons

What is it about: Set in 1920s Montana, this compelling domestic drama tells the story of two brothers—and of the woman and young boy, mother and son, whose arrival on the brothers’ ranch shatters an already tenuous peace. From the novel’s startling first paragraph to its very last word, Thomas Savage’s voice—and the intense passion and cruelty of his characters—holds readers in thrall.

Release date: TBA on Netflix

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The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver, narrated by Jeff Harding

Release date: January 10

If you’ve devoured the Lincoln Rhyme series by Jeffrey Deaver, then you’ll definitely want to take note of the new television series based on the nine books in the series! This new series follows NYPD officer Amelia Sachs (Arielle Kebbel) as she joins forces with disabled forensic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme (Russell Hornsby) to solve cases surrounding infamous serial killer, the Bone Collector.

The first episode just premiered on NBC on January 10, so you can catch the next episode this Friday, January 17.

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The Outsider by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton

Release date: January 12

Let’s be honest, Stephen King has a knack for penning tales that are just too good not to be adapted into movies and television shows. The Outsider is no exception there. HBO just released the first episode of this 10-episode miniseries with the same title, based on The Outsider, on January 12. Starring Ben Mendelsohn and Jason Bateman, The Outsider features a police investigation in a small town following the murder of a young boy. Detective Ralph Anderson is on the case, but his suspect is a beloved father, husband, and friend with an alibi. Anderson’s case seems ironclad, but as his investigation unfolds, new and terrifying secrets are unearthed.

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Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting, narrated by James Langton

Expected release date: January 17

Doctor Dolittle, a classic favorite, is getting a 2020 remake! The original novel by Hugh Lofting was released in 1920 and has since had countless adaptations to the big screen, television, and even on stage!

This star-studded version will feature Robert Downey Jr. as Doctor Dolittle, the physician who discovers that he can talk to animals (and they talk back), Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, and boasts a voice cast of Emma Thompson, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, and Selena Gomez. Get your popcorn ready, this flick hits theaters on January 17!

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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, narrated by Jefferson Mays, and Bianca Amato

Expected release date: January 24

Since Henry James’ novella, The Turn of the Screw, was released in 1898, it has inspired countless adaptations in film, television, literature, and theater productions. The staying power of this spooky tale is proven again in the 2020 remake titled The Turning. The story follows Kate who is hired as a nanny by a man who becomes the guardian of his niece and nephew after the deaths of their parents. As Kate’s employment progresses and she uncovers the dark secrets of both the house and the children, she realizes that things may not be what they seem. Starring Mackenzie Davis and Finn Wolfhard, this creepy film will make its debut on January 24.

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The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell, narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden

Expected release date: January 31

The Rhythm Section has everything you could want in an action drama: tragedy, deceit, revenge, assassins. Not to mention the fact that the film adaptation is produced by EOS Productions, known for producing the James Bond movies. Blake Lively plays Stephanie Patrick, whose life takes a devastating turn after a plane crash kills her family. When the crash is revealed to be an act of terrorism and not an accident, Stephanie vows to stop at nothing until she can seek her revenge on the people to blame.

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P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han, narrated by Laura Knight Keating

Expected release date: February 12

The characters you adored in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before are back for a sequel in P.S. I Still Love You. The Netflix film will star Noah Centineo and Lana Condor (of course), alongside others. The story picks back up from where To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before left off with a new love interest added to the mix.

Can’t get enough of Lara Jean? Luckily this isn’t the end! You can follow Lara Jean through senior year in the third audiobook in the series, Always and Forever, Lara Jean.

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The Call of the Wild by Jack London, narrated by Frank Muller

Expected release date: February 21

The Call of the Wild was originally published in 1903 and has since had multiple film adaptations. This time around, the flick stars Karen Gillan, Harrison Ford, and Cara Gee. Although, the real star is Buck, the St. Bernard/Scotch Collie mix that makes CGI look real-life adorable. When Buck is taken from his home in California and sold into the Alaskan sled dog trade, Buck’s struggle to survive tells a story of resilience that has been cherished for over a century.

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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, narrated by Ariadne Meyers, and Jennifer Niven, and Kirby Heyborne

Expected release date: February 28

All the Bright Places premieres on Netflix on February 28. The film, starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith, is based on Jennifer Niven’s best-selling book of the same name. Fanning and Smith play the pair Violet and Theodore, respectively, whose story of love and strength is a hit with romantic-drama fans and will surely have you sobbing into your popcorn.  

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, narrated by Jennifer Lim

Expected release date: March 18

Celeste Ng’s bestselling novel about an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend the lives of one picture-perfect family during their stay in Shaker Heights, Ohio, is finally making its small screen debut on Hulu. Reese Witherspoon, who bought the rights to Litte Fires Everywhere after selecting it as her book club pick in September 2017, is co-producing and co-starring alongside Kerry Washington as Elena Richardson and Mia Warren, respectively.

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, narrated by Flo Gibson

Expected release date: April 17

Another beloved classic is getting a big-screen remake — this time it’s Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, which was last adapted into a movie in 1993. Starring Dixie Ederickx as Mary Lennox, The Secret Garden follows the spunky 10-year-old as she moves in with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven (Colin Firth), following her parents’ deaths and discovers a hidden magical garden on the grounds of her new home.

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, narrated by Nathaniel Parker

Expected release date: May 29

After languishing in development hell for the better part of two decades, Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series is finally seeing the light of day. The movie, which was slated for release on August 9, 2019, was pushed back to May 29, 2020. Based on the first two books in Colfer’s bestselling series, Artemis Fowl follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw) who uncovers an ancient underground world of fairies while searching for his missing father.

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Without Remorse by Tom Clancy, narrated by Michael Prichard

Expected release date: September 18

Tom Clancy fans certainly can’t complain about a lack of adaptations of the author’s works. Following the success of Amazon Prime’s Jack Ryan series, Paramount Pictures is adapting Clancy’s John Clark duology in a two-part film series starring Michael B. Jordan as the title character. The first movie, Without Remorse, will be the first time fans will see John Clark, who until now has only been a supporting character in various Jack Ryan adaptations, center stage in his own story.

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Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie, narrated by David Suchet

Expected release date: October 9

Fans of Hercule Poirot can rejoice, the famed detective is returning to the big screen after the success of 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express! With Kenneth Branagh back at the helm as director and once again starring as Hercule Poirot, Death on the Nile is bringing to life another one of Agatha Christie‘s famous mysteries, this time set aboard a luxury steamer cruising down the Nile River.

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Dune by Frank Herbert, narrated by Scott Brick, Simon Vance, Orlagh Cassidy, Ilyana Kadushin, and Euan Morton

Expected release date: December 18

Frank Herbert’s Dune is being resurrected for the big screen, although fans of the classic 1965 science fiction novel will have to wait a little bit longer to see it after Warner Bros. bumped its release date from November 20 to December 18. This new iteration will be helmed by Denis Villeneuve, who already has Arrival and Blade Runner 2048 under his belt. Villeneuve envisions Dune as a two-part film, and although no news has been confirmed about the potential second movie, fans already have lots to look forward to with the incredible cast assembled for Dune which stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, and Josh Brolin, just to name a few.

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, narrated by Nick Podehl

Expected release date: TBD

Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, and Nick Jonas are joining forces to bring to life Patrick Ness’ bestselling Young Adult series. Based on the first novel in the Chaos Walking trilogy, The Knife of Never Letting Go, the story will set in a dystopian town called Prentisstown where everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts. When the only boy in town, Todd (Holland), discovers an awful secret, he’s forced to run for his life.

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7 Holly Jolly Audiobooks to Listen to this Holiday Season

Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle, John Green, narrated by Full Cast

Let It Snow brings the spirit of the holidays to life in three funny and heartwarming interwoven love stories. During an ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve that buries Gracetown under multiple feet of snow, one brave soul ventures out on a journey that will change quite a few lives. Now available exclusively on Netflix, this magical collection of stories from bestselling authors John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle will steal your breath away!

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Christmas in Homestead by Kara Tate, narrated by Emily Lawrence

Two worlds collide when an A-list actress and an innkeeper begin to fall for each other. Matt, the mayor of Homestead, owns an inn where Jessica and her co-star ex-boyfriend are staying in town while they shoot her movie. Matt is wary that the movie will interfere with the town’s Christmas festivities, but as Jessica grows enamored with Homestead and with Matt, he begins to fall for her too. Can an innkeeper and an A-list actress have a romantic future together?

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Journey Back to Christmas by Leigh Duncan, narrated by Christine Lakin

This Christmas, Hanna is in for an unexpected miracle! The Christmas Comet appears for the first time after seventy years just as Hanna is caught in a snowstorm and knocked unconscious. When she wakes up in modern times, she is stunned by how different her little town is and isn’t quite sure what happened. Will she be able to get back home with the help of this kind town when this year’s comet appears?

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Wrapped Up In Christmas by Janice Lynn, narrated by Arielle Delisle

Sarah has had her heart broken and she pours her energy into working at the church where she makes quilts for wounded soldiers. Meanwhile, after Bodie, an Army Ranger, was injured in an explosion that killed his brothers in arms, he receives a handmade quilt. When he sets out to thank the person who made it for him, he never thought he would find someone like Sarah. Wrapped Up in Christmas is heartwarming, sweet, and full of hope for the season.

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A Gingerbread Romance by Lacey Baker, narrated by Adenrele Ojo

When architect Taylor Scott teams up with baker Adam Dale for a gingerbread house competition, neither of them realizes this simple competition will lead to much more. As Taylor and Adam spend more and more time together enjoying Philadelphia’s holiday traditions, Taylor realizes she may have finally found a place to call her own.

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Christmas In Evergreen: Letters to Santa by Nancy Naigle, narrated by Kathleen Mcinerney

When Lisa finds the historic general store in her hometown Evergreen has closed, she decides to use her skills as a retail designer to bring it back to its former glory. As contractor Kevin is helping her with the project, they find a mysterious 25-year-old letter to Santa that never made it to the North Pole. Together they try to figure out whose wish it was and if their wish ever came true.

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An Unforgettable Christmas by Ginny Baird, narrated by Kyla Garcia

When Angie’s boss, Sam, suffers a head injury that leaves him with amnesia, Angie takes care of him despite her dislike of him and his lifestyle. As Angie begins to see a whole new side of Sam, she begins to fall for him. What will happen, though, if Sam’s memories come back? Will Angie be left with a broken heart?

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8 Audiobooks to Listen to Before You Watch the Movie

Cool weather, warm clothes, cozy blankets, and hot beverages..I think that means fall is here. What better way to spend your time when it is cooler outside than to snuggle on the couch (or in the theater) to watch some TV shows and movies! Have a listen to the audiobooks that have a film adaptations being released this fall and winter.

September

It by Stephen King, narrated by Steven Weber
Release Date: September 5

Stephen King brings all of our fears and nightmares about clowns to life in this terrifying story of children being tormented by a mysterious entity. For me, this is by far King’s scariest story. IT Chapter 2 premiered on the big screen September 5.

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Unbelievable by T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong, narrated by Hillary Huber, T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
Release Date: September 13

This short series premiered on Netflix September 13. Unbelievable tells a story about doubt, lies and justice, revealing the disturbing truth behind how sexual assaults are investigated in today’s society and the skepticism rape victims face when coming forward.

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Country Music by Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, narrated by Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, Brian Corrigan
Release Date: September 15

This one is for all the country music fans out there!

Country Music: A History tells the rich and colorful story of the famous country singers and songwriters we have come to know and love in the twentieth century. This audiobook is based on the eight-part series airing on PBS starring Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, and many more of the genre’s biggest stars.

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October

Modern Love by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Veronica Chambers, Andrew Rannels, Ayelet Waldman, narrated by Maggie-Meg Reed, Robin Miles, Sean Runnette, Susan Bennett, Gabra Zackman, Daniel Jones, Kevin R. Free, Emma Galvin, Michael Crouch, Catherine Ho, Will Brill
Release Date: October 18

Oh love stories…hearing about other people’s experiences can be addicting. We listen to their stories so that we can escape our own, relate to one another, or just out of pure curiosity. Modern Love features dozens of love essays, some stories are unconventional while others hit close to home. This is the perfect audiobook for anyone who’s loved, lost, creeped an ex on social media, or dreamed of true love.

Modern Love is going to be released on Amazon Prime as an eight-part series featuring Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel, John Slattery, and Catherine Keener.

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November

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton
Release Date: November 8

Another one of Stephen King’s audiobooks is being made into a movie that will be sure to scare you. Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, will be released early November and stars Ewan McGregor as Danny Torrance. If you dare, listen to the audiobook beforehand to know what you may be in for when you see it in theaters. . .

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The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle, narrated by Matthew Brenher
Release Date: November 15

This is a story about the secrets we keep, the lives we lead, and the lies we tell.

Will the truth of Roy’s plan be revealed, or will he get away with stealing Betty’s money? The movie will be released in theaters mid November featuring Ian McKellen as Roy and Helen Mirren as Betty.

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December

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, narrated by Barbara Caruso
Release Date: December 21

A classic tale of the March sisters gets retold in this new movie featuring Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, and Meryl Streep. This dynamic story follows the lives of four siblings from girlhood to adulthood as their world is turned upside down during the Civil War.

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Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes, narrated by Santino Fontana
Release Date: December 26

Joe Goldberg is still on his quest for love and he hope his moves to Los Angeles is his second chance to put his past behind him and find that special someone. He realizes that buried bodies don’t always stay hidden. Joe doesn’t want to hurt the woman he loves so dearly but if his secrets surface….he may not have a choice.

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4 Most Anticipated Book-to-Film Adaptations at the Toronto International Film Festival

For eleven days every year, Toronto transforms into a bustling hub for film lovers and celebrity watchers who crowd into the city for the Toronto International Film Festival. As one of the largest and most prestigious film events in the world, the festival attracts nearly half a million visitors and screens hundreds of films across a number of venues.

For book lovers who also love films, the lineup this year is especially exciting with a number of heavy-hitting book adaptations making their debuts at the festival. So, brush up on your listening, because TIFF 2019 is sure to be a treat for the eyes and the ears!

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, narrated by David Pittu

The Goldfinch audiobook by Donna Tartt, narrated by David Pittu

Based on Donna Tartt’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the adaptation starring Nicole Kidman, Ansel Elgort, Sarah Paulson, and Jeffrey Wright tells the story of a teenage boy named Theo Decker (Elgort) whose life is changed after surviving a bombing at a museum that killed his mother. It is helmed by John Crowley, the director of Oscar-nominated film Brooklyn, who certainly has ample experience with dramatic epics that span years. The Goldfinch will open on September 8 at Roy Thomson Hall and the Elgin Theatre.

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, narrated by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy audiobook by Bryan Stevenson.

Michael J. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson star in this powerful true story based on Bryan Stevenson’s memoir of the same name. Jordan stars as Bryan Stevenson—a lawyer, social justice activist, and Harvard Law School graduate—who moved to Alabama and founded the Equal Justice Initiative to defend inmates on death row who were wrongly convicted. Just Mercy opens September 6 at Roy Thomson Hall and the Elgin Theatre.

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Testimony (Film Adaptation: Once Were Brothers) by Robbie Robertson, narrated by MacLeod Andrews

The Toronto International Film Festival is kicking off its 2019 festival with a Canadian documentary by filmmaker Daniel Roher titled Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band. The film draws from Robbie Robertson’s 2016 memoir, Testimony, and follow Robertson’s early life, his time with The Band, through to their final concert in 1976. Once Were Brothers will be launching the festival September 5 at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

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Caging Skies (Film Adaptation: Jojo Rabbit) by Christine Leunens, narrated by Steven Jay Cohen

If someone somewhere in an offshore, far-flung strange world has ever wanted Taika Waititi to play Adolf Hitler, their wish is about to be granted. Jojo Rabbit, a black comedy adapted from Caging Skies by Christine Leunens, tells the story of a young Hitler Youth named Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) who discovers his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Waititi who directed the movie also stars as Jojo’s imaginary friend, a jovial and boisterous version of Adolf Hitler. Jojo Rabbit premiers September 8 at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

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Page to Screen in June 2019

Thinking of going to see a movie in June? Get the best experience by listening to the books they were based on before seeing the film & TV adaptations.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, narrated by Kate Mulgrew
Expected Release Date: June 2

Charles Talent Manx (Zachary Quinto) likes to take children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the vanity plate NOS4A2. In the Wraith, he and his innocent guests can slip out of the everyday world and onto hidden roads that lead to an astonishing playground of amusements he calls Christmasland. The journey across the highway of Charlie’s twisted imagination transforms his precious passengers, leaving them as terrifying and unstoppable as their benefactor. Only one has escaped Charlie’s evil: her name is Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), she is grown up and craving revenge. Who will win this life-and-death battle, Vic or Charlie? This thrilling mystery debuts this June on Amazon.

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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, narrated by Caroline Lee
Expected Release Date: June 9

The first season was so suspenseful that it left us wanting more. What will happen next with this group of ladies who have become friends? Another murder, tragic accident, even more lies? Listen to the audiobook before watching the much anticipated second season of Big Little Lies which is back on HBO this month.

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Leila by Prayaag Akbar, narrated by Tania Rodrigues
Expected Release Date: June 16

This novel is a wonderful blend between The Girl in the Red Coat and Slumdog Millionaireand will be available on Netflix this month starring Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, and Rahul Khanna. Leila disappears on her 3rd birthday. Every year her mother, Shalini, kneels by a specific wall and buries 2 candles for herself and her husband. If Leila is found, she plans on going back and digging every single candle out of the ground. But will Leila ever return?

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Instinct by Howard Roughan & James Patterson, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
Expected Release Date: June 16

A copy of Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Allan Cumming) novel about criminal behavior shows up at the scene of a gruesome murder, and it is found with a note from the killer himself. Will Detective Liz Needham (Bojana Novakovic) and Dr. Reinhart find the serial killer responsible for these murders? Instinct, based on James Patterson’s Murder Games, is returning for season two this month on CBS.

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Hamlet (Film Adaptation: Ophelia) by William Shakespeare, narrated by Frank Muller
Expected Release Date: June 28

Ophelia is an adaptation of Hamlet, told from (you guessed it!) Ophelia’s perspective. With Daisy Ridley in the titular role, This film adaptation is hitting theaters at the end of the month. If you’ve never listened to Shakespeare’s classic play or just need a refresher, Frank Muller’s performance of Hamlet is an excellent place to start.

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