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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.

September 2019

September's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Goldfinch, It: Chapter Two, Britt-Marie Was Here and Can You Keep a Secret?; the eight-part Netflix miniseries "Unbelievable" and the series premiere of "Stumptown" on ABC; and the DVD releases of X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Aladdin, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am and Shaft.

August 2019

August's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Art of Racing in the Rain and Where'd You Go, Bernadette; the season finales of "The Handmaid's Tale" on Hulu and "Sweetbitter" on Starz; and the DVD releases of Avengers: Endgame, A Dog's Journey, Tolkien and The Professor and the Madman.

July 2019

July's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature film Spider-Man: Far From Home; the season finale of HBO's "Big Little Lies" and the season premiere of "Sweetbitter" on Starz, along with the made-for-TV movie Christmas Camp, which airs on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries; and the DVD releases of Pet Sematary, The Best of Enemies and Breakthrough.

June 2019

June's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am and Shaft; the season premieres of "Big Little Lies" on HBO and Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," along with the made-for-TV movie Very Valentine on Lifetime and the Netflix release of the first season of "Tales of the City"; and the DVD releases of Dumbo, The Aftermath, Transit   and   Five Feet Apart.

May 2019

May's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Aladdin, UglyDolls, A Dog's Journey and The Professor and the Madman; the series finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones," along with the premieres of such limited series as "The Spanish Princess" on Starz, SundanceTV's "The Name of the Rose" and "Good Omens" on Amazon Prime; and the DVD releases of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Ashes in the Snow, The Upside and Lords of Chaos.

April 2019

April's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Avengers: Endgame, Pet Sematary and The Best of Enemies; the return of HBO's "Game of Thrones" for its eighth and final season, along with the season five release of "Bosch" on Amazon Prime, the Netflix premiere of "Quicksand," and the season finales of "The Magicians" on Syfy and "American Gods" on Starz; and the DVD releases of A Dog's Way Home, The Aspern Papers and Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.

March 2019

March's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Chaperone, The Aftermath and Five Feet Apart; the Netflix releases of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and The Dirt, along with the season two premiere of "American Gods" on Starz and the season one finale of FOX's "The Passage"; and the DVD releases of If Beale Street Could Talk, Beautiful Boy and Mary Poppins Returns.

February 2019

February's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Changeover, Donnybrook and The Iron Orchard; the series premieres of "The ABC Murders" on Amazon Prime, "Miracle Workers" on TBS and "The Umbrella Academy" on Netflix; and the DVD releases of Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Grinch and Mary Queen of Scots.

January 2019

January's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films A Dog's Way Home, Ashes in the Snow and The Upside; the season four finale of Starz's "Outlander," along with the series premieres of "The Passage" on FOX, "A Discovery of Witches" on Sundance Now and "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" on Netflix; and the DVD releases of The Hate U Give, The Girl in the Spider's Web, Eating Animals and The Wife.

December 2018

December's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films If Beale Street Could Talk, Bird Box (which is streaming on Netflix), Mary Poppins Returns and Back Roads; the conclusion of "My Brilliant Friend" on HBO, along with the premiere (and finale) of Syfy's "Nightflyers," the debut of Netflix's series "The Innocent Man" and the made-for-TV movie Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries; and the DVD releases of Unbroken: Path to Redemption, Little Women and The Miseducation of Cameron Post.