Netflix is prepared to discuss literature over more than a cup of coffee. Netflix said on Wednesday that it will start the Netflix Book Club, where members will be the first to learn about new novels, films, and series adaptations, as well as get unique access to the adaptation process for each book. Netflix and Starbucks will collaborate to bring the book club to life with a social series called But Have You Read the Book?
Uzo Aduba will become the series’ first presenter, revealing regular book choices which will be translated by the streamer. Aduba will meet with the actors, producers, and authors to discuss the book adaptation process, which will be more than simply a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
The first monthly pick for the Netflix Book Club will be Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel Passing, which will be accessible on the streaming service on November 10th. Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga play two childhood friends who meet after a long separation in Rebecca Hall’s film. Their reunion eventually throws their carefully manufactured worlds into question, with one “passing” for white.
During this year, Netflix stated that its recent adaptation of literary classics have increased print sales, with half of the top ten titles on the New York Times best-seller list for print and ebook fiction being linked to a Netflix series.
Following the release of Bridgerton on Netflix, author Julia Quinn’s The Duke and I, a historical romance that inspired the first season of Netflix’s Shonda Rhimes’ blockbuster series, soared to the top of the best-seller list 21 years after its original publication. Meanwhile, with the publication of Anya Taylor-The Joy of Queen’s Gambit, Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel re-entered the New York Times best-seller list for the first time since its original publication.
The trailers for A.J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window, starring Amy Adams; Jojo Moyes’ The Last Letter From Your Lover, starring Felicity Jones and Shai Woodley; R.L. Stine’s Fear Street Trilogy; Caroline Kepnes’ You and Robyn Carr’s Virgin River, season three; Amy Poehler’s adaptation of Jennifer Mathieu’s Moxie; and Stephanie Land’s Maid.