June 2024 Book Adaptations: Must-Watch Shows and Movies

Welcome, fellow book lovers! June is brimming with book-to-screen adaptations that are bound to make your reading list come alive. Let's dive into some of the most anticipated adaptations hitting the screens this month.

June 2024 Adaptation Roundup

This month promises an exciting array of adaptations premiering in theaters and streaming platforms. From thrilling dramas to romantic tales, readers will find their favorite stories coming to life. Below, I’ve rounded up nine must-watch adaptations you won’t want to miss in June 2024. Get your popcorn ready!

The Most Read Books on Goodreads This Week

Goodreads readers seem to have developed a theme for this week, and it’s all about romance and "romantasy" with some queens like Sarah J. Maas and Rebecca Yarros leading the charge. Their novels dominate the top spots, alongside Emily Henry’s latest romantic hit. The historical fiction “The Women” by Kristin Hannah is the only contender from another genre gracing the top five.

Identifying the "It" Books of June

Book enthusiasts Jeff and Rebecca have undertaken the challenging task of determining the standout book for June. Interestingly, they found not one, but two standout titles. The selection process and their final picks make for a fascinating read and can be explored in detail in this article.

Disinformation and Manipulation in Literature

A poignant and timely read, Annalee Newitz’s “Stories Are Weapons” delves deep into America’s history of using narratives as tools for manipulation. The book critically examines issues around identity, education, and the fights over LGBTQ+ rights, race, and feminism. To get a taste of this compelling book, you can read an excerpt here.

A Heartfelt Tribute to Libraries

Libraries have always been sanctuaries for readers, offering a safe space to explore diverse stories. The book “Gay the Pray Away” encapsulates this sentiment beautifully. It tells the story of Valerie and her journey through self-discovery, all made possible by the books she finds in her local library. This heartfelt love letter to libraries highlights the importance of access to diverse literature.

Gay the Pray Away is a love letter to libraries and the freedom they represent for their patrons.”

Exciting Bookish Merch from Liam and Lore

For those who love to surround themselves with all things literary, check out the latest bookish merch at Liam and Lore. From themed apparel to exclusive signed editions, their collection is perfect for every bibliophile looking to wear their reader’s heart on their sleeve or add a special touch to their book nook.

This June, let books and their adaptations take center stage. Happy reading and watching!

June 10, 2024 — Kristin James