6 Books Coming to a Screen Near You

On-screen adaptations of books have been doing really well lately and I think studios and streaming platforms are all excited to get their hands on the next big thing. There are a number of books being turned into movies or TV shows as we speak, but here are the 6 I’m most excited for. Titles link to their IMDB page.

1) The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (2020)

Chaos Walking movie

I liked the book quite a bit, but I don’t plan on continuing with the series for various reasons. It’ll be interesting to see how this movie comes across as so much of the book is in the main character’s head. And also, the movie is going to be called “Chaos Walking” instead of “The Knife of Never Letting Go” so does that mean the movie is covering the whole series? Looks like a great cast though.

Starring: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Nick Jonas

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2) The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (May 17, 2019)

The Sun is Also a Star movie

This is one I haven’t read yet, but I’ve only heard good things and I think it’s amazing that Yoon has come out with two books and gotten two movies deals (that actually came to fruition). She is rocking it!

Starring: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton

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3) Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (August 9, 2019)

Artemis Fowl movie

I loved Artemis Fowl as a kid! Was I the only one who was obsessed with decoding the symbols on every page? Even though it was a repeating message, I did the whole thing because I was sure there might be a difference or something new later haha. Anyway, I think it’s interesting that they’re finally coming out with the movie now. I have almost no recollection of the storyline, so I might have to pick this back up as a refresher before the movie comes out.

Starring: Ferdia Shaw, Judi Dench, Josh Gad

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4) The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (October 4, 2019)

The Woman in the Window movie

This book has made quite a splash and especially with this article coming out about the author, I’m a little more wary of supporting this author (he kind of creeps me out now, and that transfers over to his book). But, it’s got a great cast and I’d be interested to see if they follow the book exactly or if they throw in some new twists.

Starring: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie

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5) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (2019)

Stargirl

Another one of my childhood favorites! I’ve reread “Stargirl” a few times over the years and it’s always so good. It’s magical and emotional and I hope, hope, HOPE that they don’t ruin it with the movie!

Starring: Grace VanderWaal

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6) Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (TV Series, 2019)

Good Omens tv show

Another one that I haven’t read yet, but I love Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett and David Tennant seems like the PERFECT person for them to team up with. This book has definitely moved a few places up my TBR so I can be ready for this show. Honestly though…Pratchett and Gaiman…what a pairing.

Starring: David Tennant, Michael Sheen

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If you’re interested in purchasing any of these books and are anything like me, you should consider making that purchase now before the only cover that exists are the dumb movie tie-in covers.

Which of these movies are you most excited about? What other books are you excited to see on the big screen soon?
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Disney Character Tag

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1. The Little Mermaid – A character that is out of their element, a β€œFish out of water”.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I just read this book (and loved it) and Cinder is definitely out of her element when it comes to Kai.

2. Cinderella – A character that goes through a major transformation.

 The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Both Peeta and Katniss go through so much. How could it not change them?

3. Snow White – A book with an eclectic cast of characters

Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I mean, it’s all in the name, right? All of the kids are super peculiar.

4. Sleeping Beauty – A book that put you to sleep.

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. We had to read this book in high school and I had such a hard time with it. I might appreciate it more now, but at the time I really did not enjoy it.

5. The Lion King – A character that had something traumatic happen to them in their childhood.

Harry Potter, I really don’t think I need to explain any more than that.

6. Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.

Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. I was intimidated because it was the most “classic” book I had read up to that point but I ended up really enjoying it!

7. Aladdin – A character that get’s their wish granted, for better or for worse.

Spelled by Betsy Schow. This one’s pretty literal, but I had a hard time coming up with another one.

8. Mulan – A character that pretends to be something or someone they are not.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. The main character goes through a lot of different personalities before the reader is introduced to her. The book is kind of all about her finding out who she really is.

9. Toy Story – A book with characters you wish would come to life.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I’ve said this a bunch of times, but these characters seriously seem so real already.

10. Disney Descendants – Your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character.

Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I’m forgetting his title…but he was so easy to hate and you loved to hate him, and he kept you guessing about his true motives the whole time.