Guess What’s New in Reading?


Every year I try to give a peek of the movies coming out made from books.

Many of you know I like science fiction and I am lucky this year because there are many but don’t despair there is something here for all ages and genres.

I hear it all the time that people like to read the book first before seeing the movie. So, get your popcorn ready here are some of my choices:

March 1 Netflix

“Spaceman of Bohemia” by Jaroslav Kalfar. A scientist goes to a far planet and finds life there and they can talk to each other. Starring Adam Sandler as the giant spider’s voice.

Sci-fi classic Dune by Frank Herbert will be back for part two with Timothee’ Chalamet. Looks like this will be at the theaters.

March 21 Netflix

Liu Cixen’s Three Body Trilogy

Aliens are coming but earthlings are either denying that, glad of that or tuning out. Space and time and physics are a big part of this story.

March 29 in theaters

Mickey7 is a movie based on the book Mickey by Edward Ashton. The movie will star Robert Pattinson.

A man travels to a frozen planet to make it inhabitable for humans and survives for awhile fixing it up for the rest of us. He is cloned each time with full memories and starts from where he stopped. He is immortal but how is this affecting him?

May 16 Netflix

Welcome back Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series. A two part series featuring Penelope from the book “Romancing Mister Bridgerton” This is a Regency historical romp for all.

June 20 theaters

“Cold Storage” by David Koepp his first book but he has done many scripts for movies. A scary movie featuring an escaped fungus and killing those in contact with it. Starring Liam Neeson.

July 3 Amazon Prime

“The Summer I turned Pretty” was so popular by Jenny Han last summer. This year the sequel “Not Summer Without You.” This is a young adult book. How will summer be the same for Belly and her friends?

Aug. 3 Netflix

“Heartstopper” by Alice Osman. Based on a graphic novel. This coming of age novel between two friends who maybe feeling more than friendship.

Unknown platform

“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles starring Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. A Russian aristocrat who is placed under house arrest in a hotel across from the Kremlin.

Nov. 8 in theaters

“The Amateur” by Robert Littell.

A CIA cryptographer is allowed to find out who murdered his wife.

Apple TV miniseries unknown date.

“Lady in the Lake” by Laura Lippman one of my favorite writers. Takes place in the 1960s. A woman portrayed by Natalie Portman is on the hunt for a murderer in her town.

Nov. 27 in theaters

“Wicked, The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West” by Gregory Mcguire. Just think of the special effects they can do with movies. I loved the book, the show, can’t wait.

HBO original unknown date

“The Sympathizer” a Pulitzer prize winning novel by Viet Thank Nguyen.

A north Vietnam mole is placed into the south Vietnam army before coming back to America.

HBO Max unknown

“Turtles All the Way Down” by John Green about a young girl and mental health disorders.

Netflix unknown

“The Electric State” by Simon Stalenhag.

Millie Bobbi Brown is an orphaned girl traveling through this dystopian wasteland with her electric robot. Also Chris Pratt, Ke Huy Quan and Stanley Tucci.

HBO Max in 2024

“Trust” by Hernan Diaz another Pulitzer prize winning novel. A book about a financier and his wife. Starring Kate Winslet.

Roku platform unknown

“Spiderwick Chronicles” by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black was a film in 2008 but condensed five books into one. This series will take each book and expand the stories as they were meant to be.

I am also looking forward to “Harold and the Purple Crayon” out this summer but don’t know much about the details. Good for kids of all ages. So, there you have it. These titles appealed to me for overall watching. Check the age level. Take your picks and don’t forget that popcorn.

Reach New and Olde Pages Book Shoppe at (937) 832-3022. It is located at 856 Union Blvd., Englewood across the street from Kroger.

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