The higher-ups where I live are thinking about calling a new Ice Age, so I’m going to stuck indoors for awhile. If you’re similar, finding yourself with a lot of free time, here’s a list of books that are being adapted as movies and TV shows later this year.


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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Netflix rounds the film adaptation of this YA trilogy, starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, as woman-of-letters Lara Jean and her paramour, Peter, respectively.

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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Adiga’s novel about poverty and classism in India won the Man Booker Prize in 2008 and finally gets a film adaption this year.

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All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage as Things Heard and Seen

Amanda Seyfreid and Natalia Dyer, from Stranger Things, will star in this horror thiller coming in April.


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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Whitehead’s surreal, award-winning novel about the actual horrors of slavery and a literal underground railroad (the Underground Railroad in real life was a network of antislavery people who used train-related words as a code) is coming to Amazon Prime, in a miniseries directed by Barry Jenkins.

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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Reid Jenkins

Taylor Reid Jenkins’s novel about a world-changing rock band in the 1970s has something of a cult following that will be ready to devour the screen version.


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Toyko Vice by Jake Adelstein

Is there a better home for Adelstein’s memoir of working the crime beat Tokyo, and being one of the few Americans to do so, than the same network that spawned The Sopranos and The Wire?

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Mackenize Davis helped make Halt and Catch Fire one of my favorite TV shows, so the news she is starring in Mandel’s class post-apocalyptic-pandemic novel means I won’t miss an episode.