Entertainment Books Netflix Announces Book Club for Its Upcoming Screen Adaptations Hosted by Uzo Aduba Each month, a book selection will be announced to coincide with the upcoming release of new Netflix content By Katie Campione Katie Campione Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 13, 2021 08:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: courtesy netflix book club You've seen the film, but have you read the book? Netflix wants to make sure its viewers do both. On Wednesday, the streaming giant announced that it will be hosting a book club to introduce fans of its screen adaptations to their source material. The monthly club will be hosted by Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba. "I can't tell you how many times I've asked friends, 'But have you read the book?' " Aduba 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. I can't wait to dive deep into the creative process and what it takes to bring a book to life." Each month, a book selection will be announced to coincide with the upcoming release of new Netflix content. As participants make their way through the book, Aduba will host conversations with the cast, creators and authors about the adaptation process. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Netflix is partnering with Starbucks to host these interviews in a new social series called "But Have You Read the Book?" The series will begin on Nov. 16 and live on the Still Watching Netflix YouTube Channel and the Netflix US Facebook channel. Paul McCartney Takes on New Adventures in Picture Book Sequel Grandude's Green Submarine The first pick of the month is Passing by Nella Larsen. The Harlem Renaissance-era novel follows the story of Black women who can pass as white and choose to live on opposite sides of the color line in 1929 New York. The film adaptation, starring Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga, will hit Netflix on Nov. 10 after premiering earlier this year at Sundance Film Festival.