Netflix The streaming service is set to debut a book club

The Netflix Book Club is the perfect excuse to indulge in a good story in all of its forms

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Love a good read? The Netflix Book Club, which is set to premiere on November 16, 2021, will ensure that viewers get to enjoy a good story in any format, whether page or screen.

Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba will do the honors of hosting the debut project by providing fans with an inside look at what it takes to bring a story to life. Expect talks with cast members, authors and more masterminds involved in the creative process. The monthly club will coincide with the platform's recent book-to-screen adaptations (a.k.a. your latest obsessions). 

"I can't tell you how many times I've asked friends, 'But have you read the book?' the actress said in a statement. "So I'm excited to host Netflix Book Club and bring together loyal book fans, TV and movie obsessives, and the creators behind their favorite stories."

What's coming to Netflix...and your bookshelf? We'll fill you in! 

The Netflix Book Club's first pick

Passing by Nella Larsen will kick things off in November. Of course, the Harlem Renaissance-era novel is getting the screen treatment with a Netflix release on November 10. The film stars Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga.

Amazon, Passing by Nella Larsen ($12.49, £4.99)

Amazon, Passing by Nella Larsen ($12.49, £4.99)

Follow the story of Clare Kendry, who marries a racist man who is unaware of her African-American heritage. Though her friend Irene is in a similar situation—with equally light skin—she decides to stick to her roots rather than change who she is for society. Then, Clare's fascination with Irene becomes quite intense, as it represents the past and identity she's left behind. 

Where to catch the Netflix Book Club

Fans can tune in for the fun on Still Watching Netflix YouTube Channel and the Netflix US Facebook channel beginning November 16. 

Happy reading and watching, folks! Which show or movie are you hoping gets the Netflix Book Club treatment?

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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