2021 Book to Movie/TV Reading Challenge

Run by Gather Together and Read.


Main Levels

The Enthusiast: read 1-3 books (I’m aiming for this one)

COMPLETE! Still adding (2 books read)

First One to the Theater: read 4+ books

Read only books being made into movies for release in 2021 (you are not required to only read from the list above. As I stated, if you find another movie or TV series/mini-series based on a book coming out in 2021, feel free to read it).

Additional Levels

Not Ready to Let Go: read at least one (1) book made into a movie or series in 2020

Living in the Past: read at least one (1) book made into a movie in previous years

The Movie Was Better (What!?): watch the movie(s) for the book(s) you read.

*the additional levels are optional, you still must complete one of the main reading levels above

Additional Guidelines

  • The books you read can count for other challenges. Ebooks, audiobooks, and traditional formats all count.
  • The start date is January 1, 2021. End date is December 31, 2021.
  • Remember, TV series/mini-series count too.
  • Pick your level (and additional levels)
  • Sign up below and grab the button (top of post).

Here is my GoodReads shelf for this challenge.


  • A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness – Season 2 (January 2021)
    • Plan to read!
  • Chaos Walking [The Knife of Never Letting Go], Patrick Ness (January 22, 2021)
    • Plan to read!
  • The Dig, John Preston (January 29, 2021)
  • To All the Boys 3 / Always and Forever, Lara Jean, Jenny Han (February 2021) *anticipated
  • Without Remorse, Tom Clancy (February 26th, 2021)
  • Antlers [based on a short story, A Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca] (February 19, 2021)
  • Cherry, Nico Walker (February 26, 2021)
  • Fatherhood / Two Kisses for Maddy, Matt Logelin (April 16, 2021)
  • Peter Rabbit 2, Beatrix Potter (April 21, 2021)
  • Infinite / The Reincarnationist Papers, D. Eric Maikranz (May 28, 2021)
  • Fear Street (Trilogy), R.L. Stine (Summer 2021)
  • Anatomy of a Scandal, Sarah Vaughan (Fall 2021) *Netflix series
  • The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah (December 22, 2021)
  • Nightmare Alley, William Lindsay Gresham (2021) *maybe
  • Blonde, Joyce Carol Oates (2021)
  • The Stars at Noon, Denis Johnson (2021)
  • Mothering Sunday, Graham Swift (2021)
  • The Power of the Dog, Thomas Savage (2021)
  • Last Letter from Your Lover, Jojo Moyes (2021)
  • The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn (2020 or 2021) *as the year is almost over, probably 2021
  • Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann (2021)
  • Passing , Nella Larson (2021)
  • Artemis, Andy Weir (2021)
  • True Things About Me, Deborah Kay Davies (2021)
  • Pinnochio, Carlo Collodi (2021)
  • Wicked, Gregory Maguire (2021)
  • Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers (2021)
  • Across the Rivers and Into the Trees, Ernest Hemingway (2021) *maybe
  • Dear Zoe, Philip Beard (2021)
  • Macbeth, Shakespeare (2021)
  • A Spark of Light, Jodi Picoult (2021) *limited series
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams (2021) *Hulu series (I’m on the second novel, Restaurant at the End of the Universe)
  • Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid (2021 [maybe]) *Amazon series
  • Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2021) *HBO Max limited series
  • Conversations With Friends, Sally Rooney (2021) *Hulu limited series
  • Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo (2021 [likely]) *Netflix series
  • Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty (2021) *Hulu limited series
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Rick Riordan (2021) *Disney+ series(?) (I’m on the second novel, The Sea of Monsters)
  • The Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski – Season 2 (2021) *possibly Q1
    • Witcher #1: Blood of Elves (Completed April 7th)
  • You, Caroline Kepnes – Season 3 (2021)
  • The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (2021) *Apple+ series
  • The Player’s Table / They Wish They Were Us, Jessica Goodman (2021) *series
  • The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan – Season 1 (2021) *Amazon series (I’m on my probably tenth, truly, reread of the second novel, The Great Hunt)
  • Dune, Frank Herbert – (October 2021) (reread)
    • Completed March 19th

This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you find out about any I haven’t mentioned, leave a comment on their page and they’ll add to the list.


Additional titles I found

  • 2020 level requirement:
    • Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan (Netflix tv series currently with 2 seasons released)
  • Other 2021 books:
    • The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris (Clarice, tv series)
    • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Amazon series)
    • Foundation by Isaac Asimov (Apple TV+ series)

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