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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.

April 2019

April's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Pet Sematary, The Best of Enemies and After; the return of HBO's "Game of Thrones" for its eighth and final season, along with 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.

November 2018

November's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Girl in the Spider's Web, The Grinch and Boy Erased; the season four premiere of "Outlander" on Starz, along with the debut of two miniseries --- HBO's "My Brilliant Friend" and AMC's "The Little Drummer Girl" --- plus three Hallmark made-for-TV holiday movies, among them Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe; and the DVD releases of Crazy Rich Asians, Bel Canto, The Children Act and Juliet, Naked.

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.