I like consistency, so I plan ahead. In 2019, I featured a different author on this blog each Friday. I called them “Author Spotlights” and I blurbed ALL of the works by particular authors across the writing world–from YA authors to kid lit to adult mysteries to biographies. It was a great way for me to learn more about authors’ past works and to showcase their incredible backlists.
In 2020, I wanted to do something different then. I thought about it a lot, and I polled Twitter, and ultimately, I decided that each Friday in 2020 I will write about one book to film adaptation. I am planning to do some book to film book clubs at the library where I work, so this seems a great way to tie my personal reading with my professional goals.
Each Friday, I’ll be here with a book, what it’s about, the film, the trailer, the cast, and any personal thoughts I have. Yes, I will be talking incessantly about the new Little Women in the coming days. Stay tuned for that.
If you have a particular book or film adaption you think I should cover, feel free to leave a comment! Some of the ones I’m currently looking forward to talking about include The Hours, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Woman in the Window, The Goldfinch, and more! This is Week 1 of the new series, and my plan is to highlight 50 book/movie pairings throughout the year. Then, in the final week of 2020 I will do a roundup of books that SHOULD have movies but don’t (yet) and introduce the Friday Feature for 2021, assuming I haven’t lost my mind yet.
So….let’s do this thing. Let’s read some books, watch some movies, and reflect on what Greta Gerwig should adapt next.