21 Fall Film Adaptations and More Critical Linking

Hollywood has long looked to literature for inspiration. Indeed, some of the most famous movies ever made have been based on books—think The Godfather, To Kill a Mockingbird, Doctor Zhivago, The Big Sleep, No Country for Old Men, The Shining, Gone with the Wind, and The Martian, not to mention all the Harry Potter films and The Wizard of Oz. This fall is no exception with a number of highly-anticipated adaptations coming to the big screen. Popular books such Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children byRansom Riggs and the bestselling thriller The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins are among the most buzzed about. Others include next month’s American Pastoral, based on the Philip Roth book, and Inferno, from the Dan Brown novel. We’ve highlighted some of the adaptations heading your way this fall. Check out our list below and tell us which movies you’re excited—or perhaps nervous—about seeing!

Get ready to watch some of your favorite reads this fall.


Books were once made by hand, one by one, with patience and perfection. In this video, you can watch each step of the process—from the setting of the type, to the application of ink, to the impression onto paper, to the folding, cutting, hammering, sewing, binding, clamping, and trimming. And all of this is still after metal type was invented, replacing painstakingly handwritten script.

The art of book making, especially in the old style, never stops fascinating me.


Fall is basically here, which means it’s the perfect time of year to curl up with a hot cup of coffee and a great book. If you haven’t had an opportunity to explore new shops, then we’ve got just the list for you.

Even though chains like Barnes & Noble and the upcoming physical location for Amazon Books might seem to hold majority stakes in being go-to bookstores, it’d be a shame to miss out on the city’s independent shops.

Some of these might be lesser known, others are basically city landmarks. Either way, you’ll be glad to have browsed the thousands of titles at some of the best independent bookstores in Chicago.

I’ve been to a few of these shops, but clearly, I need to get to a few of the others.


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 Some of these I see often enough (reading does that) but some certainly could see a resurgence.

Kelly Jensen: Kelly is a former teen and adult librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Twitter @veronikellymars.