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Netflix has officially started a Netflix Book Club! And I am here to keep you updated on ALL the details.

The announcement of the Netflix Book Club came via the below video featuring book club host Uzo Aduba, who you may recall from one of the first successful Netflix book adaptations, Orange is the New Black.

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How the Netflix Book Club Works

The Netflix Book Club highlights a book being adapted by Netflix. After the club reads the book club suggestions and watches the book together, they talk to the cast and author about the process of how the book went from the page to the screen to become a show over a cup of Starbucks.

In November 2021, the series “But Have You Read the Book?” debuted worldwide on the Still Watching Netflix YouTube channel and in the United States on Netflix’s Facebook channel.

Read, watch, and talk about your favorite book adaptations. You may even be able to answer the age-old question: Was the book or adaptation better?

Full List of Netflix Book Club Picks

Since I love to compile and update celebrity book club selections, below is the full list of Netflix Book Club picks, which I will continue to update over time.


Passing is a book about two Black women (Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga) in 1929 who are passing as white. However, each woman chooses to live on the opposite side of the color line in New York. It’s a journey of self-awareness and identity that is thought-provoking, topical, and beautifully crafted.

The adaptation debuted to critical acclaim at the 2021 Sundance International Film Festival. And this version of the book contains an introduction by Brit Bennett, author of the award-winning book of a similar plot, The Vanishing Half (my favorite book of 2020).

Stay Close

Stay Close is a thriller about three people: a suburban soccer mom who once had a wild side; a talented documentary photographer who now poses as a paparazzo; and a detective who can’t let go of a cold case. Each holds shocking secrets.
As the consequences of old events threaten to ruin their lives, they begin to realize they may not want to forget the past after all. Their temptations draw their past lives and their current lives dangerously close together.

Feels Like Family (The Sweet Magnolias Book 3)

In Feels Like Family, Helen has always been a goal-getter, eventually becoming one of the most highly respected divorce attorneys in the state of South Carolina. She’s 42 and single, wishing to start a family.

But, her age and familiarity with divorce are complicating things. Sparks fly with a man who doesn’t want a family, and nothing turns out as planned in this follow-up to the popular light romance series.

The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton Book 2)

A #1 New York Times bestseller

You may already be familiar with the popular Bridgerton book and Netflix series (from Shondaland) about Regency-era romance of the charming and powerful Bridgerton family.

The Viscount Who Loved Me is Anthony’s story, London’s most elusive bachelor. He’s finally chosen a wife, but her older sister, Kate, is a meddler determined to stop the wedding.

Oddly enough, when Anthony sleeps, it’s Kate who features most prominently in his increasingly steamy dreams.

Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride is the popular young adult book in which two insomniacs, Auden and Eli, spend their Summer nights together. Auden comes of age and copes with family problems before she heads off to college, as the mysterious Eli pushes her out of her comfort zone.

The Brass Verdict

The Brass Verdict is a “Lincoln Lawyer” novel by a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Defense attorney Mickey Haller and Detective Harry Bosch investigate a Hollywood lawyer’s murder and defend a prominent studio executive, placing their own lives at risk.

Netflix has not announced any additional “official” book club picks at this time, though it has continued to offer new book adaptations.

More Netflix Book Adaptations to Watch

Since the Netflix Book Club is a brief list, you may want to catch up on some prior book adaptations on Netflix. Here are a few standouts in case you are still unsure what to read and watch:


Netflix’s foray into the literary world with this Netflix Book Club list offers added fun for readers and watchers. These selections offer a wide array of great narratives to curl up with and read, then bing watch afterward.

Share your thoughts on the Netflix Book Club or any remaining questions you may have in the comments below.

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  1. Would like to see a fantasy movie from book, Chronicles of the 13th Tribe, “( books 1 and 2) For Blood and Glory” , by Cassandra Hendricks. It has a black super heroine as main character. Can find the book on Amazon.