For many the month of July is the hottest month of the year and after the fourth, can be lacking in excitement since there aren’t many other major holidays. July is also known as National Anti-Boredom Month in hopes of beating the heat driven dullness while many seek refuge at home. One way to beat the heat is to enjoy reading the books that have found their way onto your “To Read List” this year, but you can take it a step further by finding titles that have recently released television series or movies based on the books! Below I’ve gathered some of the most anticipated books with adaptations that were recently released or will be in the coming months. Make sure to pick one up to reignite your summer fun!
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
If you enjoyed the first two volumes of Heartstopper or season one of the show, consider picking up volume three! Netflix has announced that season two of the show will premiere on August third and author Alice Oseman says that this coming season follows book three. In these coming adventures Charlie and Nick will visit Paris on a school trip and open up to others about their relationship, but it doesn’t look like they’re the only two getting closer!
Dune by Frank Herbert
Dune by Frank Herbert was adapted into the movie “Dune” in 2021, but the creators decided to break the adaptation into two parts and part two will be released on November third. Dune is a science fiction story that follows Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family of a desert planet where a drug called mélange has the ability to extend life and enhance consciousness. When Paul’s family is destroyed, he sets out to become a figure called “Muad’Dib”and to bring humanity’s most unattainable wish to life. If you’ve yet to delve into the story of Paul Atreides, consider picking up Dune in anticipation of “Dune: Part Two”.
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
The story of Robert Oppenheimer, also known as the father of the atomic bomb, was made into the movie “Oppenheimer” which released on July 21. This film follows the Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Oppenheimer written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin that was published in 2005. This story follows Oppenheimer on his quest to harness nuclear fission to help win the second World War. After Hiroshima the physicist was left to deal with the consequences of scientific progress. The book also looks at his education, involvement of social justice, and the creation of Los Alamos, New Mexico where he built a nuclear weapons laboratory.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
In the 1920’s the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma became rich after discovering oil in their land but things quickly took a turn as Mollie Burkhart watched her family fall apart because of the promising possibilities. More than twenty four Osage’s had died mysteriously when the newly created F.B.I took on the case after it became apparent that anyone interested in the deaths were soon found dead themselves. Eventually the case became corrupted and was handed over to former Texas Ranger Tom White who put together an undercover team who began exposing the conspiracy. This book was originally published in April of 2017 and will be released as a film on October 20.
There is a plethora of books to keep you entertained this July, and many that will soon be released as adaptations so be sure to check them out before heading over to the couch or theater to catch them on screen! As always, stay reading and stay curious!
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