Books, The Inside Noise
Oct 6, 2021

Page to Screen: Fall 2021

Fall is here, and so are a new slew of books to keep your eye on for Page to Screen adaptations.

With Netflix devoting an entire department to book acquisitions, there has never been a bigger time to keep your eyes peeled for Page to Screen adaptations. Our picks are below, let us know if you’ve been anticipating these books as well.

Thirty-five years after Simone de Beauvoir’s death, her never-before-published novel ‘Inseparable’ is finally being released to the world. The iconic French philosopher (and author of the landmark feminist text The Second Sex) describes a profound and passionate friendship between Sylvie and Andrée, two tenacious young women who meet as children and strengthen their bond as they grow into adulthood in post–World War I France. It’s a vibrant exploration of female will and friendship in a world that is still, too often, intent on constraining both.

If this isn’t a film waiting to be made, we’ll eat our favorite winter hat.

Sweeping and atmospheric, ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’ spans centuries and continents, following five protagonists linked by an ancient Greek manuscript about a shepherd who dreams of escaping into paradise. In 15th-century Constantinople, Anna and Omeir are on opposing sides in a violent siege when Anna first discovers the lost manuscript; in 2020 Idaho, 86-year-old vet Zeno clashes with teenage eco-terrorist Seymour against the backdrop of a suburban production of the Greek story as a play; and in the 22nd century, 14-year-old Constance is aboard a spaceship on its way to colonize a distant planet, secretly preserving the story, told to her by her father, on scraps of paper. These characters—like those in Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel All the Light We Cannot See—hold their ideals and convictions close, and through their resilience Doerr explores the universal power of hope in catastrophic times.

It could be a film, but this book would be best served as a limited series. Amazon have you seen this one? You’re selling it, and we think it’d be a hit on your platform, as Amazon is quickly becoming the go-to place for fantasy.

Evangeline Fox believes in love and magic and fairytales and desperately wants a happy ending for herself. Except, she is betrayed and broken, and finds herself in a magical northern kingdom with a magical dark prince looking for a magical answer to love. What she finds is equal parts nefarious, secretive, and alluring.

Once Upon a Broken Heart‘ by Stephanie Garber, is a fantastical and fanciful return to the world of Caraval, albeit a little darker than its predecessor. Garber’s writing continues to flow with beautiful and dazzling imagery and sentiment to sweep us all away on another well-paced, wondrous, and jampacked adventure. There is a lot going on in this story from poison and murder to vampires and curses to love at first sight, love at some point, and love at this shouldn’t be happening, but I’m definitely feeling something, as well as, new friends, old friends, magical arches, magical creatures, magical bells, and everything in between.

If you are into an anti-hero bad boy, an exploration of the motivations of love, and want to get lost in another whimsical world with an engaging and relatable heroine, then this book is definitely a must-read. This book is just waiting to be a hit series. Hulu and the CW could easily fall into a bidding war over this story.

Blending memoir with social and cultural analysis, Anita Hill dissects gender-based violence in the U.S. and outlines three decades of history to show how it is a systemic problem. Hill’s personal experience of testifying before Congress, during the 1991 confirmation hearings for then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas is just one part of her comprehensive account. The legal scholar and advocate highlights how gender-based violence manifests and impacts people on a daily level, culminating in an urgent argument and call to leaders and lawmakers to make change.

This book is poised to be a wonderful docu-series, Nat Geo is that you were hear calling?

From holy cup comes holy light;
The faithful hand sets world aright.
And in the Seven Martyrs’ sight,
Mere man shall end this endless night.

It has been twenty-seven long years since the last sunrise. For nearly three decades, vampires have waged war against humanity; building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Now, only a few tiny sparks of light endure in a sea of darkness.

Gabriel de León is a silversaint: a member of a holy brotherhood dedicated to defending realm and church from the creatures of the night. But even the Silver Order could not stem the tide once daylight failed us, and now, only Gabriel remains.

Imprisoned by the very monsters he vowed to destroy, the last silversaint is forced to tell his story. A story of legendary battles and forbidden love, of faith lost and friendships won, of the Wars of the Blood and the Forever King and the quest for humanity’s last remaining hope: 

The Holy Grail.

Empire of the Vampire SCREAMS HBO. We don’t even know how it isn’t already in the works. A dark and twisted tale of Vampires, in a world where the sun forgot to rise. No sparkles in sight, this vampire lore isn’t for the faint of heart.