Books to TV

The 100

Kass Morgan
Adult Fiction - Y Morgan
Series: 100 series ; 1

"When 100 juvenile delinquents are sent on a mission to recolonize Earth, they get a second chance at freedom, friendship, and love, as they fight to survive in a dangerous new world." (CW; Netflix)


Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood
Adult Fiction - Atwood

"A fictionalized account of Grace Marks, a maid who murdered her employer and his mistress in Canada in 1843. A stablehand who was her accomplice and who claimed she put him up to it was hung for the crime, while she ended up in a lunatic asylum. The novel analyzes the question: was she actually less guilty, crazy, or smarter?" (Netflix)

 


American Gods

Neil Gaiman
Adult Fiction - Gaiman

"Upon his release from prison, a widower accepts a job as a bodyguard and joins the battle between the gods of yore and the neoteric gods of present-day America." (Starz; Hulu)


Big Little Lies

Liane Moriarty
Adult Fiction - Moriart

"Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated." (HBO)


Catch-22

Joseph Heller
Adult Fiction - Heller

Classic satire that "depicts "the struggles of a U.S. soldier, in an American bomber squadron, attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base." (Hulu)


Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack
Graphic Novels - GN Sabrina Chillin v. 1
Series: Chilling adventures of Sabrina ; 1

"On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family's past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda." (Netflix)


The collected stories of Philip K. Dick.

Philip K. Dick
Adult Fiction - SF Dick

"This generous collection contains stories and novellas by Dick, one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. They provide an ideal introduction to one of the most singular imaginations of the modern era." Each of the episodes of the first series of Phillip K. Dick's Electric Dreams is adapted from a short story found within the five different volumes of Collected Stories. (Amazon)


A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness
Adult Fiction - Harknes
Series: All souls trilogy ; 1

"Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her." (AMC; Sundance Now; Shudder)


Game of Thrones
Adult Fiction - SF Martin
Series: Song of ice and fire ; 1

"A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." The cold is returning to Winterfell, where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime. A time of conflict has arisen in the Stark family, as they are pulled from the safety of their home into a whirlpool of tradedy, betrayal, assassination plots and counterplots. Each decision and action carries with it the potential for conflict as several prominent families, comprised of lords, ladies, soldiers, sorcerers, assassins and bastards, are pulled together in the most deadly game of all, the game of thrones." (HBO; HBO Now)


Good Omens : the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch

Neil Gaiman
Adult Fiction - SF Gaiman

"The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race." (Amazon)


Grantchester mysteries
Adult Fiction - MYS Runcie
Series: Grantchester mysteries ; 1

"Introduces unconventional clergyman Sidney Chambers, who teams up with roguish Inspector Harry Keating to investigate a suspicious suicide, a jewelry theft, the unexplained demise of a jazz promoter, and a shocking art forgery." (PBS)


The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood
Adult Fiction - Atwood

"Margaret Atwood presents a chilling dystopic novel set in the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States, after a radical theocratic revolution. In a time of declining birthrates, fertile women are dispersed to high-ranking white men as baby-making handmaids. If a handmaid cannot reproduce, she is exiled to the Colonies, an uber-polluted wasteland. One of these handmaids, Offred, not only remembers her life before the revolution, but is determined to reclaim it." (Hulu)


Harry Bosch mysteries

Michael Connelly
Adult Fiction - MYS Connell
Series: Harry Bosch mysteries

Each season of the Amazon series, Bosch, is based on one or more of the books, in the long-running series by Michael Connelly, featuring Los Angeles Police Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. The first season is a composite of three novels; a breakdown of which can be found here. (Amazon)


I'm Dying Up Here
Adult Non-Fiction - 792.76 Kno

'In the mid-1970s shameless showoffs and incorrigible cutups from across the country migrated to Los Angeles, the new home of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. There, in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams and laughter, they created an artistic community unlike any before or since. The comedians--not paid by the clubs where they performed--tried to change the system and incidentally tore apart their own close-knit community. This tells the story of that golden age, of the strike that ended it, and of how those days still resonate in the lives of those who were there.' The series fictionalizes the names and events, but recreates the setting and feel of that time. (Showtime)


The Magicians

Lev Grossman
Adult Fiction - SF Grossma
Series: Magician novels (Lev Grossman) ; 1

"Harboring secret preoccupations with a magical land he read about in a childhood fantasy series, Quentin Coldwater is unexpectedly admitted into an exclusive college of magic and rigorously educated in modern sorcery." (SyFy ; Netflix)


Mr. Mercedes

Stephen King
Adult Fiction - King
Series: Bill Hodges novels ; 1

"Tells the story of a psychopathic killer who drives a stolen Mercedes into a crowd and a recently retired detective who tries to bring him down." (AT&T Audience Network)


My Brilliant Friend

Elena Ferrante
Adult Fiction - Ferrant
Series: Neapolitan novels ; 1

"A woman recounts the lifelong friendship and conflicts with a girl she met at primary school in Naples during the early 1950s." (HBO; HBO Now)


NOS4A2

Joe Hill
Adult Fiction - Hill

"Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, has his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift." (AMC)


Orange is the new black

Piper Kerman
Adult Non-Fiction - 365.43 Ker

"A compelling, often hilarious, and unfailingly compassionate portrait of life inside a woman's prison." (Netflix)


Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
Adult Fiction - Gabaldo
Series: Outlander novels ; 1

"In 1945, a former combat nurse, back from the war and on her honeymoon, touches a boulder in an ancient Scottish ruin and is instantly transported to a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in 1743." (Starz; Netflix)


The Patrick Melrose novels

Edward St Aubyn
Adult Fiction - Staubyn

"Sweeping through the South of France in the ‘60s, New York in the ‘80s and Britain in the early 2000s, Edward St Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels track their protagonist’s journey from a deeply traumatic childhood, through his chaotic, drug-addicted twenties to middle age, with searing wit and deep humanity." Each episode of the mini-series is devoted to one of the novels (the last, not included in the collection is here). (Showtime; Hulu)


Poldark

Winston Graham
Adult Fiction - Graham
Series: Poldark family novels ; 1

"A weary Ross Poldark returns to England from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth-believing Ross to be dead-is now engaged to his cousin. Ross has no choice but to start his life anew. Thus begins the Poldark series, a heartwarming, gripping saga set in the windswept landscape of Cornwall." (PBS)


Queen Sugar
Adult Fiction - Baszile

"A mother-daughter story of reinvention-about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana." (OWN; Hulu)


Riverdale
- Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Graphic Novels - GN Archie Riverdale v. 1

"Offers a new take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade. Learn the secrets and hidden tales from the summer before the eternal love-triangle begins. Featuring four untold stories focusing on the major players and events in the Riverdale series". (CW; Netflix)


Shrill : notes from a loud woman

Lindy West
Adult Non-Fiction - 818.602 Wes

"Lindy West is ferociously witty and outspoken, tackling topics as varied as pop culture, social justice, and body image ; a cathartic take on toxic misogyny and fat shaming." (Hulu)


Tales of the city

Armistead Maupin
Adult Fiction - Maupin
Series: Tales of the city ; 1

The Tales of the City novels have earned a unique niche in American literature; not only as matchless entertainment, but as indelible documents of cultural change in the seventies and eighties. Among the lovelorn residents of 28 Barbary Lane is Mary Ann Singleton, a naive young secretary, who forsakes Cleveland for San Francisco, tumbling headlong into a brave new world of laundromat lotharios and cutthroat debutantes". (Acorn TV; Netflix)


The Terror

Dan Simmons
Adult Fiction - Simmons

As part of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, the first steam-powered vessels ever to search for the legendary Northwest Passage, the men of the HMS Terror enter a second summer in the Arctic Circle without a thaw, stranded in a nightmarish landscape of encroaching ice and darkness." Note: The series is an anthology, so the entirety of the novel is covered in Season 1. (AMC; Hulu)


Thirteen Reasons Why

Jay Asher
Adult Fiction - Y Asher

"When Clay Jenkins receives a box containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends the night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death." (Netflix)


The Umbrella Academy

Gerard Way, Dave Stewart,
Graphic Novels - GN Umbrella Academy v. 1
Series: Umbrella Academy ; 1

"In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, 'To save the world.' These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers." (Netflix)


You
You

Caroline Kepnes
Adult Fiction - Kepnes
Series: Joe Goldberg novels ; 1

"When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he's instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams. Beck doesn't know it yet, but she's perfect for him, and soon she can't resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences." (Netflix)


Zoo
Zoo

James Patterson
Adult Fiction - Patters

"As coordinated attacks by animals against humans increase and escalate, young biologist Jackson Oz and ecologist Chloe Tousignant warn world leaders that soon there will be nowhere left for humans.  All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place for humans to hide." (CBSNetflix)


My family and other animals

The Corfu Trilogy

Gerald Durrell
Adult Non-Fiction - 508.4955 Dur
Series: The Durrells in Corfu

"When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu." (PBS)


Miss Fisher's murder mysteries

Phryne Fisher mysteries

Kerry Greenwood
Adult Fiction - MYS Greenwo
Series: Phryne Fisher mysteries ; 1

"Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920's Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit." (Acorn TV; Netflix)