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Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler
This novel—loosely based on the author's experience—follows Tess, a fictional woman who moves from Ohio to New York and ends up working as a waitress in one of the city's top restaurants. While at the restaurant, she finds herself embroiled in a love triangle with two of the other employees. The drama-filled television adaption, starring Evan Jonigkeit and Ella Purnell, is set to premiere on Starz on May 6. To buy: $11, amazon.com.
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Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler
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Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler

This novel—loosely based on the author’s experience—follows Tess, a fictional woman who moves from Ohio to New York and ends up working as a waitress in one of the city's top restaurants. While at the restaurant, she finds herself embroiled in a love triangle with two of the other employees. The drama-filled television adaption, starring Evan Jonigkeit and Ella Purnell, is set to premiere on Starz on May 6.

To buy: $11, amazon.com.

Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn
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Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn

Fans of Gone Girl who have raced through the rest of Flynn’s psychological thrillers will be excited to know that Sharp Objects is set to become an HBO series staring Amy Adams. The one-hour episodes, which premiere this summer, star Adams as Camille Preaker, a detective just out of a mental hospital looking into a murder investigation that pokes at her past.

To buy: $11, amazon.com.

Drama High, by Michael Sokolove
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Drama High, by Michael Sokolove

Before Broadway brings their controversial shows (like Rent) to high school audiences, they do a test run at Harry S. Truman High School, home of the legendary director Lou Volpe. Sokolove’s moving book follows Volpe and his students through his final years at the school and chronicles the relationships between the director and his students. The NBC adaption of this real-life story, which will premiere on March 13, will be called Rise.


To buy: $13, amazon.com.

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
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Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

This dystopian novel was likely required reading for you in high school, and now it’s being turned into a television series for HBO. For those who aren't familiar with the story, Fahrenheit 451 follows a team of “firemen” tasked with burning illegal literature in a totalitarian regime. The series, which is set to air this spring, will star Michael Shannon and Michael B. Jordan.


To buy: $10, amazon.com.

The Dangerous Book For Boys, by Hal Iggulden
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The Dangerous Book For Boys, by Hal Iggulden

Amazon is adapting this must-have guide for boys, which covers skills such as building a tree house, fishing, and making a go-cart. The TV adaption follows the McKenna family after the devastating passing of their father, who was a beloved inventor. With the help of a guidebook he created, the siblings begin to overcome their grief.

To buy: $11, amazon.com.

Dietland, by Sarai Walker
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Dietland, by Sarai Walker

Walker’s popular novel follows the story of an overweight woman who chases the dream of being thin—a dream interrupted by an underground group of feminists who want to disrupt what has become a “man’s world.” Now it’s in the works to become a TV series and will be led by Marti Noxon, co-creator of the popular Lifetime drama UnREAL.

To buy: $18, amazon.com.

You, by Caroline Kepnes
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You, by Caroline Kepnes

Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley and actress Elizabeth Lail are bringing this thrilling story to Lifetime later this year. The novel and show both follow Joe Goldberg, a bookstore worker who becomes infatuated with a customer. He stalks her until he can plan a “chance” meeting for them, where he hopes to make her fall in love with him. This terrifying story reveals how the digital age makes us all vulnerable, even to the people we trust the most.


To buy: $10, amazon.com.

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
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Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

While there have been many adaptions of this classic story, this year PBS is creating a three-part series that will introduce new viewers to sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March as they navigate their lives from girlhood to adulthood. The first part premieres on May 13. Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy, and Kathryn Newton will portray the young March girls.


To buy: $10, amazon.com.

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike series), by Robert Galbraith
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The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike series), by Robert Galbraith

If Robert Galbraith doesn’t sound familiar to you, that’s because he doesn’t technically exist. Rather, Galbraith is the pen name J.K. Rowling uses for her popular crime series, Cormoran Strike. The first book in the series follows Strike, a private investigator, as he uncovers the truth behind a supermodel’s murder. The TV adaption created by Cinemax will be called C.B. Strike, and is set to premiere in June.  


To buy: $11, amazon.com.

The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson
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The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

Netflix is readapting this famous 1959 novel into a 10-episode series starring Timothy Hutton, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, and Kate Siegel. The story follows a group of seekers that visit an infamously haunted building, the Hill House, and the terrifying events that follow.


To buy: $11, amazon.com.