Time published “26 Books That Are Being Made Into Movies and TV Shows in 2018” in January. I came across the article much later, but I still want to share it for those who are also quite poor news followers. Their list covers a wide variety of genres, which I greatly appreciate, and it has a link to purchase the book if you’re interested, which I appreciate even more.
The ones that have captured my interest are…
The Alienist by Caleb Carr. I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for who knows how long. The story intrigues me, but I just haven’t picked it up. Maybe the show will give me a little extra motivation.
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. I actually saw the trailer for this one first, and I thought it looked amazing. Then I saw that it was originally a book on this list. I gotta have both.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I mean who’s not excited about this one?
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. This one took off as a book first, and the story sounds awesome. I hope to indulge in both soon.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. I hadn’t heard of this book/movie until this article, but it sounds pretty funny. I may watch it first to see if the story captures my attention and then read the novel.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I hadn’t heard of this one pre-article either, but I’m completely sold by their description.
My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots by John Guy. I’m down for pretty much any historical drama, especially if it’s about Mary Stuart and Queen Elizabeth I.
Holmes and Watson inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. This one isn’t an adaptation of a particular story. Rather, it’s a bit of a spoof about their friendship. It stars Will Farrell and John C. Reilly. I need it in my life!
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. I feel like I read this book, but I don’t remember. Good excuse to read it again I guess!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer. If you read my review of this book, you know it’s one of my favorites. I can’t wait for the movie!
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. I’m pretty sure they saved the best for last with this list. I thought I wrote a review about this book, but I can’t locate it. This novel totally blew me away, and I’m excited for the film.
I think it’s going to be a great year of reading and watching! What adaptations are you excited for?