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Book Adaptations for 2021: 30 Must-Read Books That Are Being Made Into Movies or Original TV Series

Are you one that needs to read the book before you see the movie or television series? We've got your back! Here are 30 books that have been turned into major motion pictures or original series that should debut in 2021. 

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Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo $7
Welcome to Ravka, a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems. The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah $8
A No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year and soon to be a major motion picture starring Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation.
The Woman in the Window by A. J Finn
The Woman in the Window by A. J Finn $8
What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one — and nothing — is what it seems. The No. 1 New York Times Bestseller is soon to be a major motion picture starring Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Macbeth by William Shakespeare $7
The classic is set to become a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand and Brendan Gleeson.
Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 1) by Frank Herbert
Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 1) by Frank Herbert $9
Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece — a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Charlotte Rampling.
The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness $11
Readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is. The latest release date of the film adaption is March 5, 2021. It's been a decade in the making.
Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith
Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith $15
Set in the quiet, small town of Little Wesley, Patricia Highsmith has created a vicious and suspenseful tale of love gone sour. This erotic thriller will star Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck and is set to be released in August 2021.
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney $13
Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, "Conversations With Friends" is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship. This comedy of adultery and friendship is set to be released on Hulu in 2021.
The Last Duel by Eric Jager
The Last Duel by Eric Jager $16
The gripping true story of the “duel to end all duels” in medieval France that pits a knight against a squire accused of violating the knight’s beautiful young wife, soon to be a major motion picture starring Adam Driver and Jodie Comer.
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty $12
Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s "Nine Perfect Strangers" once again shows why she is a master of her craft. From the author of "Big Little Lies," this page-turner will soon to be a Hulu original series.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann $11
From the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of "The Lost City of Z," a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. Martin Scorsese is turning this chilling book into a major motion picture with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro set to star.
Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love by Matt Logelin
Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love by Matt Logelin $6
Matt Logelin writes a courageous and searingly honest memoir about the first year of his life following the birth of his daughter and the death of his wife. Renamed Fatherhood, the film will star Kevin Hart as the grieving dad.
Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
Without Remorse by Tom Clancy $9
From Tom Clancy, the celebrated author of the Jack Ryan series, comes the No. 1 New York Times bestseller that puts CIA operative John Clark front and center. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan.
Cherry by Nico Walker
Cherry by Nico Walker $15
A young medic returns from deployment in Iraq to two things: the woman he loves, and the opioid crisis sweeping across the Midwest. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Tom Holland and directed by the Russo Brothers.
The Dig by John Preston
The Dig by John Preston $17
A literary adventure that tells the story of a priceless buried treasure discovered in England on the eve of World War II and is the basis for a Netflix film starring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes and Lily James.
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates $15
The legend of Marilyn Monroe — aka Norma Jeane Baker — comes provocatively alive in this powerful tale of Hollywood myth and heartbreaking reality. Ana de Armas will play the famous Norma Jeane Baker along with Adrien Brody and Bobby Cannavale.
Artemis by Andy Weir
Artemis by Andy Weir $13
The bestselling author of "The Martian" returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller — a heist story set on the moon. Coming to the big screen soon.
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan $10
Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. Soon to be an original series starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine.
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire $7
The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times bestseller "Wicked" views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Now it will be a major motion picture.
Marry Me Vol. 1 by Bobby Crosby
Marry Me Vol. 1 by Bobby Crosby $14
A world-famous pop star, frustrated with her love life, marries a random fan holding a MARRY ME sign at one of her concerts. Now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lopez in theaters everywhere May 14, 2021.
Passing by Nella Larsen
Passing by Nella Larsen $12
Nella Larsen's powerful, thrilling, and tragic tale about the fluidity of racial identity that continues to resonate today. Now a major motion picture starring Tessa Thompson and Alexander Skarsgård.
French Exit by Patrick deWitt
French Exit by Patrick deWitt $11
From bestselling author Patrick deWitt, a brilliant and darkly comic novel about a wealthy widow and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges, directed by Azazael Jacobs.
The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz
The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz $16
Discovered as three notebooks in an antique store in Rome at the turn of the millennium, "The Reincarnationist Papers" offers a tantalizing glimpse into the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. The book is the basis for the film "Infinite," starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Dear Zoe by Philip Beard
Dear Zoe by Philip Beard $16
Philip Beard’s stunning debut novel is fifteen-year-old Tess DeNunzio’s letter to her sister, Zoe, lost to a hit-and-run driver on a day when it seemed that nothing mattered but the tragedies playing out in New York and Washington. The film will star Sadie Sink and Theo Rossi.
The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour and Greed by Sara G Forden
The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour and Greed by Sara G Forden $17
Named one of the best books of the year by the Economist, "House of Gucci" tells the remarkable story of the power of the Gucci Dynasty and their famed luxury goods house. Soon to be a major motion picture from Ridley Scott starring Lady Gaga.
The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes $12
"The Last Letter from Your Lover" is a sophisticated, spellbinding double love story that spans decades and thrillingly evokes a bygone era. The major motion picture will star Felicity Jones and Shailene Woodley.
Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift $15
In "Mothering Sunday," Booker Prize-winning novelist Graham Swift has crafted an emotionally soaring and profoundly moving work of fiction. The adaptation will star Olivia Colman and Colin Firth.
The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage
The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage $13
Set in 1920s Montana, this compelling domestic drama tells the story of two brothers -- and of the woman and young boy, mother and son, whose arrival on the brothers' ranch shatters an already tenuous peace. Soon to be a major Netflix film by Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst.
The Stars at Noon by Denis Johnson
The Stars at Noon by Denis Johnson $13
Set in Nicaragua in 1984, The Stars at Noon is a story of passion, fear, and betrayal told in the voice of an American woman whose mission in Central America is as shadowy as her surroundings. The film stars Robert Pattinson and Margaret Qualley.
Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham
Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham $16
One of the twentieth century's most darkly beautiful works of crime fiction—a story of carny life, spiritualism, and a con man of merciless resolve. Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper having the starring roles in this major motion picture.

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I can't wait to watch Woman In the Window and Wicked, so awesome!

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