Binge Worthy for the New Year - Book to TV/Movie Adaptations
You don't have to be bored after Holiday celebrations. Challenge yourself to read one of these amazing books before checking out the show! Please note that all titles listed have BOOK availability on the BHPL's in-person or online OverDrive catalogue. The library does not have all TV or Movie titles available for check out. To see if we do have a movie or TV show in DVD or BluRay format, please contact the library.
Chaos walking (the Knife of Never Letting Go)
Author: Patrick Ness
Release date: February 24, 2021
Book blurb: Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.
Movie blurb: Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality where all thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.
To All the Boys: Always and Forever
Author: Jenny Han
Release date: February 12, 2021
Book blurb: While helping plan her father's wedding, senior Lara Jean struggles with choosing a college and questions how graduation is going to change her relationship with her boyfriend Peter.
Movie blurb: Senior year of high school takes center stage as Lara Jean returns from a family trip to Korea and considers her college plans - with and without Peter.
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse
Author: Tom Clancy
Release date: April 30, 2021
Book blurb: John Kelly befriends a young woman with a checkered past. When her past reaches out to her in a horrifying way, he vows revenge. But the Pentagon also has plans for John Kelly.
Movie blurb: An elite Navy SEAL, goes on a path to avenge his wife's murder only to find himself inside of a larger conspiracy.
Author: Frank Herbert
Release date: October 22, 2021
Book blurb: The story of a young prince, Paul Artreides, scion of a star-crossed dynasty, and of his journey from boy to warrior to ruler of a dying planet destined to become a paradise regained.
Movie blurb: Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.
Author: Isaac Asimov
Release date: September 24, 2021
Book blurb: For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future -- to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years.
Series blurb: A complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.
Author: Francine Rivers
Release date: January 21, 2022
Book blurb: Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.
Movie blurb: Sold into prostitution as a child, Angel knows nothing but betrayal. Can her heart ever be mended? Based upon the novel by Francine Rivers.
Wheel of Time series
Author: Robert Jordan
Release date: November 19, 2021
Book blurb: Moiraine Damodred arrives in Emond’s Field on a quest to find the one prophesized to stand against The Dark One, a malicious entity sowing the seeds of chaos and destruction. When a vicious band of half-men, half beasts invade the village seeking their master’s enemy, Moiraine persuades Rand al’Thor and his friends to leave their home and enter a larger unimaginable world filled with dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light.
Series blurb: Set in a high fantasy world where magic exists, but only some can access it, a woman named Moiraine crosses paths with five young men and women. This sparks a dangerous, world-spanning journey. Based on the book series by Robert Jordan.
The Witcher series
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
BHPL link: https://smdl.overdrive.com/media/226382
Release date: December 20, 2019
Book blurb: For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf.
Series blurb: Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
Those Who Wish Me Dead
Author: Michael Koryta
Release date: May 5, 2021
Book blurb: After witnessing a murder, a young teen is hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled kids while the killers embark on a methodical quest to reach him.
Movie blurb: A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him -- and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.