What I’m Excited For: Book, Movie, and Streaming (oh my!) Releases Week of 10.20.20

I spend an exorbitant amount of time looking for upcoming releases in both books and movies. I’ve been wanting to create a new weekly post for Natflix&Books for awhile and decided this would be the perfect post for my movie and book blog. On Tuesdays I’ll be featuring not just what is being released into the world of books each week, but also the movies you can look forward to on both DVD and in the theater. (Although, to be fair, I’m going to focus on the releases that I’m personally looking forward to.) So without further ado, here’s what I’m excited for this week.

Book Releases

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

I’m always fascinated by stories within stories. To try to sum this up quickly, this is about a death of two girls at a boarding school in the early 1900s, the breakout book about the queer, cursed history of the school, AND the horror film that book inspires. ANNNND it’s illustrated! I’m about 40% into this over 600 page behemoth and am really enjoying it so far. 

Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema by Lindy West

It’s probably not a huge shock that a woman who named her blog Natflix&Books loves a compilation of book reviews (for real, I love them), and this one is especially fun. The review of the first Harry Potter review had me straight up cackling. So funny. 

Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA

This compilation sounds unique. Not only is it a collection of short stories by young adult authors, the stories are accompanied by essays about writing for YA. 

You Were Never Here by Kathleen Peacock

A YA thriller about a girl whose friend goes missing (the synopsis of about a million YA thrillers). 

Streaming Releases

The Undoing

Life for a successful therapist in New York begins to unravel on the eve of publishing her first book. This is based on the book You Should Have Known (a book I bought several months ago in anticipation of this show — whoops). Certainly curious about Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. (HBO/Series/10.25)

Queen’s Gambit 

This follows a young woman who is playing chess professional at the age of 16. I really like this actress, Anya Taylor-Joy, who was in that creepy-ass movie The Witch as well as M. Night Shymalan’s Split and Glass. Looking at her imdb page she is also playing Weetzie Bat! Holy shit. I didn’t even realize that was getting an adaptation (my 90s bitches will know).  (Netflix/Series/10.23)

That’s what I’m excited for this week. Anything you’re looking forward to?

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