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Books on Screen

Each month, our Books on Screen feature spotlights movies, television shows, miniseries and specials that are based on books of various genres --- including novels, memoirs, comics, children's books, short stories and poetry --- along with the latest DVD releases.

October 2018

October's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Hate U Give, Beautiful Boy and Can You Ever Forgive Me?; the series premiere of "I Feel Bad" on NBC, along with the season two finales of EPIX's "Get Shorty" and Audience Network's "Mr. Mercedes"; and the DVD releases of Leave No Trace, Down a Dark Hall and The Catcher Was a Spy.

September 2018

September's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Unbroken: Path to Redemption, Bel Canto and Little Women; the series premieres of "The Miniaturist" on Amazon Prime Video and "You" on Lifetime, along with the season two finale of USA's "The Sinner"; and the DVD releases of Adrift and The Seagull.

August 2018

August's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Crazy Rich Asians and Juliet, Naked; the series premiere of "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" on Amazon Prime Video, along with the season two premieres of Audience's "Mr. Mercedes" and EPIX's "Get Shorty," plus the conclusion of HBO's miniseries "Sharp Objects"; and the DVD releases of On Chesil Beach, The Yellow Birds and The House of Tomorrow.

July 2018

July's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Ant-Man and the Wasp and Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot; the series premieres of "Sharp Objects" on HBO and "Castle Rock" on Hulu, along with the season one finale of AMC's "Dietland" and the conclusion of Cinemax's miniseries "C.B. Strike"; and the DVD releases of Ready Player One, The Leisure Seeker and Lean on Pete.

June 2018

June's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Eating Animals, The Yellow Birds and Leave No Trace; the series premieres of "C.B. Strike" on Cinemax and AMC's "Dietland," along with the season one finale of "Sweetbitter" on Starz and the conclusion of Showtime's limited series "Patrick Melrose"; and the DVD releases of A Wrinkle in Time, Every Day and Death Wish.

May 2018

May's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films On Chesil Beach and The Seagull; the series premiere of "Sweetbitter" on Starz and season two of "13 Reasons Why" on Netflix, along with the season finale of "Rise" on NBC; and the DVD releases of Fifty Shades Freed, Wonderstruck and 12 Strong.

April 2018

April's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Avengers: Infinity War, Lean on Pete and Disobedience; the series premieres of "Howards End" on Starz and "Killing Eve" on BBC America, along with the season finale of "The Magicians" on Syfy; and the DVD releases of Maze Runner: The Death Cure, My Friend Dahmer and Paddington 2.

March 2018

March's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Ready Player One, A Wrinkle in Time, The Leisure Seeker and Red Sparrow; the series premieres of "Rise" on NBC and "The Terror" on AMC, along with the series finale of "The Alienist" on TNT; and the DVD releases of Call Me by Your Name, The Disaster Artist and The Man Who Invented Christmas.

February 2018

February's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Fifty Shades Freed, Annihilation and Every Day; the series premieres of "Altered Carbon" on Netflix and "The Looming Tower" on Hulu, along with the season two finale of "Victoria" on PBS Masterpiece; and the DVD releases of Wonder, Same Kind of Different as Me and Murder on the Orient Express.

January 2018

January's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Maze Runner: The Death Cure and 12 Strong; the debuts of the limited series "The Alienist," "Waco" and "Bellevue," along with the season premieres of "Victoria" and "The Magicians"; and the DVD releases of IT, The Snowman and Rebel in the Rye.