10 YA Books to Movies/TV in 2020

As we all know, film adaptations of books aren’t uncommon. And yes, the books definitely tend to be better than the films or shows which are released, but we can’t help but love watching our favourite literary characters coming to life on the big screen. This year is no different, and there are a lot of YA books which are due to come out in 2020 or are being produced this year. Here is a list some of the books we all know and love which are coming to the big screen:

1. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
This is one which will be on Netflix already, based on the brilliant novel by Jennifer Niven, All The Bright Places is the story of Violet and Theodore who meet and change each other’s lives forever. With Elle Fanning as Violet and Justice Smith as Theodore I know I am certainly excited for this one!

2. Artemis Fowl by EoinColfer
We were lucky to have Eoin at YALC 2019. The series is so well loved by a lot of people and Disney has seen that! Since the virus outbreak they have changed this, it was going to cinemas but now it will be shown on Disney+ instead! Titled ‘Artemis Fowl’ will star some big names including Judy Dench and Josh Gad.

3. Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
These books are a brilliant trilogy which will see another book adaptation of Patrick Ness books following the success of ‘A Monster Calls’. Tom Holland will be playing the lead role Todd Hewitt in the film and it has been filmed during 2019 so fingers crossed there isn’t too long to wait for this one.

4. The Kissing Booth 2 by Beth Reekles
The first film The Kissing Booth on Netflix was a big hit! So much so the sequel is due in 2020, the sequel to the book has only just been released this month! Going the Distance was the second book in the series, here’s hoping the film follows in the footsteps of this one.   

5. To All The Boys: P.S. I Love You by Jenny Han’s
Again following another successful film on Netflix, they are now releasing the second in the series by Jenny Han, these books are a trilogy so fingers crossed the films will do the same, it’s on Netflix now, GO WATCH IT!   

6. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Netflix are on fire at the moment with YA novels! This is going to be another Netflix         film which sadly we haven’t had any release dates just yet but we know it is going to         be a TV series, and we are hoping it will arrive in 2020.   

7. Love Simon by Becky Albertalli    
Taken up by the new subscription service Disney+, after the success of the book and the film in 2019 Disney have announced a series spin off starring Simon although there is no idea what the series will officially be about. It will start filming in August so here’s hoping we get it this year.

8.  Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
The rights to the novel were acquired in 2019 by Paramount, although we haven’t got an official date which means it could be 2021 before release day. Technically it is now development according to IMDB.   

9. Meat Market by Juno Dawson
The rights to Meat Market were acquired in 2018 from Unstoppable Film & Television with a connection with All3Media are developing the series. We haven’t heard much from them since this date but hopefully this means that we haven’t got much longer to wait!   

10. Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton
Another Netflix TV show which is hitting us this fall confirmed by author Dhonielle Clayton on her Facebook. This book is hugely popular and with a sequel already out  this might mean that we will also get a second series of the show. Dark, seductive and delightful! I’m ready for this!

So there seems to be PLENTY to keep us watching in 2020 but don’t forget, me personally, I would read the books first. I enjoy having something to compare the film or TV show back to which means I also have a LOT of reading to do before I can even watch these.

Which one are you most looking forward to watching?

What Book would you like to be turned into a TV/Film?

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Bye for Now
Kellie ?


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