Books coming to the screen in 2019

A host of excellent books are once again being adapted for the screen this year. Here are a collection of some of our most anticipated picks, and you can find plenty more by browsing our collections below.


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Storm Boy by Colin Thiele

This classic Australian story was first published by Colin Thiele in 1964. After their mother is shot, Mike ‘Storm Boy’ Kingley rescues three pelican chicks and one of the birds, Mr Percival, forms a very special bond with the boy, bringing into focus the conflict between his lifestyle in the remote Coorong of South Australia, and the external pressures of society.

You can watch the trailer for the film adaption here. It’s scheduled for release on 17 January, 2019.


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If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Nineteen-year-old Tish is in love with Fonny, a young sculptor and the father of her child, and the two have pledged to get married. Then, Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as facing an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions – affection, despair and hope.

You can watch the trailer for the film adaption here. It’s scheduled for release on 14 February, 2019.


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The Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness

Imagine you’re the only boy in a town of men. And you can hear everything they think. And they can hear everything you think. Now imagine you don’t fit in with their plans… This fantastic dystopian trilogy explores gender politics, war, redemption, and questions of good and evil, all while maintaining a blistering, action-packed narrative.

The film is scheduled for release in March of this year, and will star Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, Daisy Ridley and more.


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Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she’s his hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled wife. To fellow mothers at the school gate, she’s a menace. To design experts, she’s a revolutionary architect. And to fifteen-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, quite simply, mum. Then Bernadette disappears. And Bee must take a trip to the end of the earth to find her.

You can watch the trailer for the film adaption here. It’s scheduled for release on 22 March, 2019.


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Pet Sematary by Stephen King

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Despite the town’s tranquillity, an undercurrent of danger exists here – such as evidenced by a makeshift graveyard in the nearby woods where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

You can watch the trailer for the film adaption here. It’s scheduled for release in April of this year.


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The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Natasha and her family have less than 24 hours before they are scheduled to be deported from New York to Jamaica. Further complications soon arise when Natasha meets and falls in love with Daniel, the son of Korean immigrants.

The film is scheduled for release in May of this year, and will star Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton and more.


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Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? Having grown accustomed to their comfortable surroundings in England, angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley must regrettably join forces to find a way to save the world.

You can watch the trailer for the TV adaption here. The first episode is scheduled to air in the first half of 2019.


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The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

For 10 months, Anna Fox has haunted the rooms of her old New York house – lost in her memories and too terrified to step outside. Her lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits, watching her neighbours, and when the picture-perfect Russells family moves in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. But one evening, Anna witnesses something horrifying and now she must uncover the truth about what really happened.

The film is scheduled for release in October of this year, and will star Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moor and more.


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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

When the life of thirteen-year-old Theo Decker is set spinning off-course by an act of terrorism, he commits an impulsive act of his own that will come to define the rest of his life. What follows is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and deep into the art underworld of New York.

The film is scheduled for release in October of this year, and will star Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Luke Wilson and more.


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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

It’s all true – Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel is getting a brand-new adaptation, and this time directed by Greta Gerwig. Set against the backdrop of a country divided we follow the four March sisters on their journey from childhood to adulthood. Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there’s tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there’s Amy, the youngest and most precocious.

The film is scheduled for release in December of this year, and will star Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet and more.

The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

A. J. Finn

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