Coming Soon & Spring Roundup

Coming Soon & Spring Round Up

Jessica, Mari, and Sherri talk about the titles we should all be excited about this spring! They start with a look at some of the great book-based picks coming to a screen near you. And after the break they delve into some of the spring book titles they’ve got their eyes on.

Coming to a screen near you—book-based titles we’re looking out for:

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill—AMC limited series starring coming in June starring Zach Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings.


Catch-22 by Joseph Heller—Hulu limited series with George Clooney producing and acting.

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley—a who’s who of noted BBC character actors plus Olivia Munn and Joely Richardson coming to Starz this summer.

Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba—On Netflix now.

The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson—new movie featuring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell

The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection by Joyce Smith—the basis for the new movie Breakthrough starring Chrissy Metz.

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett—limited series featuring David Tennant and Michael Sheen.

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot—the basis for Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Cats being brought to the screen with a star-studded cast in the fall.

“I Heard You Paint Houses”: Frank “The Irishman” Sheehan and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters & the Last Ride of Jimmy Hoffa by Charles Brandt—Star-studded Martin Scorsese film titled The Irishman, coming in late 2019.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness—Movie out in 2020. Working title: Chaos Walking

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon—Starring: Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton. Same author as Everything, Everything

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before & P.S. I Love You by Jenny Hann—A sequel is in the works for this Netflix hit starring Lana Condor.

Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Marie Semple—with Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig (8/2019)

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt—Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sara Paulson, and Ansel Elgort (9/2019)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein—starring Kevin Costner, Amanda Seyfried, Milo Ventimiglia (9/2019)

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn—featuring Amy Adams and Gary Oldman (10/2019)


Spring Title Round up


Murder Once Removed by S. C. Perkins

The Book of Dreams by Nina George  

Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse     

Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs    

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Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang (The movie Arrival with Amy Adams was based on one of his short stories)



The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero by Michael Kranish

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond 

A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father by David Maraniss

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations by William McRaven

How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir by Kate Mulgrew


Children’s and Teen Reads

Operatic by Kyo MacLear

Birds, art, life: a year of observation by Kyo MacLear

Extraordinary Birds by Sandy Stark-McGinnis

We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Night Witches: a novel of World War II by Kathryn Lasky

Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener

Home is A Window by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard

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