12 Books To Read Now Before Their Movies Hit The Theaters

Books To Read

It’s always a great experience watching a movie adaptation of a book you’ve read, sometimes is disappointing, other times it’s a thrill! Below are 12 great novels that will become movies very soon..

 

1 || Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley

Boy Erased will be released Sept. 28, the novel is about the gay son of a baptist preacher who is outed and is forced to participate in a church-supported conversion program. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton.

 

Boy Erased


 

2 || Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein

Hamlet’s young Ophelia is the star of her own story in this adaptation. Starring: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton.

 

Ophelia


 

3 || The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Starr witnesses her good friend Khalil being shot and killed by the police for doing nothing wrong, and she has to decide if she can gain the courage to stand up for justice. Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Issa Rae, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie.

 

The Hate U Give


 

4 || Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Rachel Chu heads to Singapore with her boyfriend for his best friend’s wedding and discovers that her wealthy boyfriend is not exactly who he appears to be.

Release date: Aug. 17

Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh

 

Crazy Rich Asians


 

5 || Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Willowdean Dickson is a self-proclaimed fat girl who sets out to reclaim her confidence by entering her small town’s beauty pageant to prove she deserves her place in the spotlight as much as any other girl.

Release date: 2018

Starring: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Benward.

 

Dumplin


 

6 || Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

15-year-old Bee tries to track down her anxiety-ridden mother after her mysterious disappearance.

Release date: May 11

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette


 

7 || The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

After World War II, a writer connects with the residents of the island of Guernsey and begins to chronicle their story.

Release date: April 20

Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay

 

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


 

8 || The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

A follow-up to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, we again get to follow incredible computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and her partner-in-crime Mikael Blomkvist for another journey filled with spies, cybercriminals, and corrupt government officials.

Release date: Oct. 19

Starring: Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web


 

9 || The Black Hand by Stephan Talty

Based on the true story of a NYPD cop — nicknamed the “Italian Sherlock Holmes” — who continually goes after the Mob in the early 1900s. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio

 

The Black Hand


 

10 || The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

After a disease kills 98% of the world’s children, the 2% remaining are sent to internment camps until a 16-year-old girl escapes and joins other teens on the run.

Release date: Sept. 14

Starring: Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Amandla Stenberg

 

The Darkest Minds


 

11 || Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Lina and her family are deported from Lithuania to a Siberian work camp under Stalin’s orders and must survive against all odds. The movie has been retitled Ashes in the Snow.

Starring: Sophie Cookson, Peter Franzén, Martin Wallström

 

Between Shades of Gray


 

12 || On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

In 1962, newlyweds and virgins Edward and Florence, both in their early 20s, spend their honeymoon preoccupied and terrified by the upcoming consummation of their marriage with life altering consequences.

Release Date: 15 June

Starring: Saorsie Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson

 

On Chesil Beach

 

Ian McEwan