Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 76: Forthcoming Literary Adaptations and the Hatening Continues

Happy Wednesday! This week’s episode is FULL OF THINGS, including another sea-or-space update (you’re welcome), our run-down of recent and forthcoming TV and movie adaptations of books, and the conclusion of the Second Annual Hatening. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly here to take with you on the go.

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What We’re Reading

Wildlife, Fiona Wood

(I also mentioned YA authors Melina Marchetta and Stephanie Perkins. Stephanie Perkins wrote Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After)

Equatorial Guinea: Colonialism, State Terror, and the Search for Stability, Ibrahim Sundiata
The Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins
City on Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg

Sea or Space Update

Learn more about this Mauritius gravity situation here!

Literary Adaptations


Riverdale (CW)1
Emerald City (NBC)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)


Legion (FX)


Z: The Beginning of Everything (Amazon)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
The Dark Tower (movie!)
The Expanse (Syfy)
Powerless (NBC)
Murder on the Orient Express (movie!)
John Wick comic (this is a reverse one! movie-to-book adaptation!)
Logan (movie)

(I have been trying to get Whiskey Jenny to watch this heartwarming video of Patrick Stewart for years. She won’t watch it because she says she doesn’t want to cry.)

Second Annual Hatening, Part 2

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

For Next Time

The Secret History, Donna Tartt

Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Theme song by: Jessie Barbour

  1. Since recording the podcast, I saw this video with the actor who’s playing Jughead, where he says that the show isn’t going to make Jughead ace. Oh well. The CW has lots of other shows I can watch instead.
  • I just finished the Netflix Series of Unfortunate Events, and if you liked the movie you’re in for a treat. It’s almost entirely the same creative team, it’s got very much the same look and feel, but the story feels so much more human at this scale. It’s seriously delightful.

  • Maree Jane

    I keep dithering about Riverdale. It’s so far away from the old comics – that I loved – and the whole Jughead not being ace on the show … I don’t know. Part of me wants to watch anyway out of morbid curiosity but then there’s 45322 other shows out there …

  • Dinah Lord

    I’m watching ‘Legion’ and just adoring it so far (admittedly only two episodes in). It’s one of the most beautiful-looking shows I’ve seen, and I really like the way it’s kind of confusing and nothing’s really explained. I haven’t read the comics on which it’s based, though.

  • I guess now I HAVE to listen, because I want to know what you say about Oscar Wao, a book I couldn’t get through because of the portrayal of women. And all the f-words annoyed me, which made me feel old. (I liked all the history about the DR, though.) I am very tempted to check out Z on Amazon. Maybe when I suddenly find myself having lots of time on my hands…