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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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BOOK TAG: The Wine Tag

I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse! I don’t actually drink wine (or at all) so I don’t really get these references…but who cares! I love a good book tag.

Box Wine – a book people will judge you for liking but you like it anyway!

I’m going to go really broad on this one and just say YA. Obviously this community isn’t judging like that, but there are A LOT of people in this world who judge adults who like to read YA.


 

wolf-by-wolf-ryan-graudin-e1442880525579Organic Wine – a book that doesn’t have any added crap in it and is just written perfectly.

We all knew I was going to bring this book up, right? Yes. Wolf by Wolf is so perfect. There is some romance, but it’s not the focus of the book and it doesn’t seem artificially added. Also, there isn’t any added drama or frustrating miscommunication. This story is all real with beautifully lyrical writing and an intriguing plot that really drives the story forward (even during flashback scenes).


 

Gluehwein – a really spicy, wintery read.7741325

Would I describe Dash and Lily as spicy? Yes and yes. Obviously this book is wintery (it’s set in New York during Christmas break). Dash and Lily are both super fun characters and Lily in particular has some extra sass added in. Now, just a reminder, I listened to this as an audiobook and the woman who read Lily was SO PERFECT.


51NcMaqTCsL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Sauvignon Blanc – a really sharp and aggressive read that you couldn’t put down.

This is only partially true. The story was definitely sharp and aggressive, but I also didn’t have a hard time putting it down. Something about the way it was written or the plot didn’t really compel me to continue reading. But still, very sharp and aggresive.


 

cvr9781416990680_9781416990680_hrPinot Noir – a book you didn’t expect much from but ended up getting blown away.

I was going to use a different book for this one, but then I saw Second Chance Summer on my Goodreads “Favorites” list and thought, “Yes. YES, THAT ONE.” Going into this, I knew that I’d liked Matson’s Since You’ve Been Gone, but it wasn’t anything super spectacular. I thought this book would be kind of similar. IT WAS SO MUCH MORE. If you’d like to feel all the feels, then read this book.


 

344637Chardonnay – a good summer read that was super zesty.

I think the Casserole Queens invented the word “zesty”. I loved so much about this book and it really is the perfect summer read. It has a little bit of everything in it. Hanging out, summer jobs, late night hijinks, and even a roadtrip.


 

downloadRose – a book that has a little bit of everything in it.

Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic world. Romance. Love Triangles. Aliens. Mystery. Several different settings. Multi-cultural Characters. This story really does have a little bit of EVERYTHING.


 

20550148Shiraz – a full-bodied book that is dark and juicy.

The characters in this one could have been a little more complex than they were, but I think “dark and juicy” is a pretty good way to describe it. Dark for sure, at least. There are so many times when this book is just a little bit disturbing–but I still had to finish.


 

austenland-bookMerlot – a smooth, easy read with a soft finish.

Oh Austenland…the book is great, the movie is great. This book is such an easy read because we all know what’s going to end up happening. Despite that, we’re still so happy when it finally does! This is a book that I will for sure return to when I just need a light, easy read.


 

Champagne – your favorite book.

Why is this even on here? I can’t choose just one!


 

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Todd Hewitt is the last boy in Prentisstown. He only has one more month until he becomes a man and then everyone will stop treating him like a boy. One discovery turns his entire world upside down. Todd starts to question if anything he’s ever been told is actually true.

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I picked this book up because I’d heard some really great things about it, but I honestly am not really sure what to make of it. It’s an interesting world that’s been created where the reader isn’t sure what’s true and what’s not. You’re not even sure, initially, if this planet is Earth or somewhere else. I spent most of the beginning of the book feeling really confused (and some of my readers might know, I HATE feeling confused in a book). The reader sees the world completely through Todd’s eyes so whatever he doesn’t know, we don’t know. In addition to that, he’s learned how to hide his thoughts from other people–the reader included. Early on, Todd finds out something but pushes it out of his mind before the reader gets a hold of it. I don’t know why, but that was EXTREMELY frustrating to me. I generally like being in the position of knowing more than my protagonist so knowing that he knows something that we don’t know was pretty hard for me.

Another thing was that I never really felt invested in the story all the way. There was plenty of action and suspense throughout, so maybe this was just me, but I would put the book down for a bit and didn’t feel excited to get back to the story. For whatever reason, I did not find myself caring what happened to the characters next. I didn’t care if they ever made it to their destination. I didn’t even care if they made it out alive. It was seriously so strange! My head knew, “This is an exciting book. You should be feeling really excited about getting back to it.” But then my heart said, “Meh.”

Overall, the book was good–great even! I stand by my four star rating. At the same time I’m just not sure if I’m going to continue on with the series.

Overall Rating: 4
Language: Moderate. Some language, a lot of implied language (effing).
Violence: Heavy. A lot of violence throughout, but nothing too explicitly described.
Sexual Content: Mild. Some crude things are implied, but go over the main character’s head.
Smoking/Drinking: None