I know it’s crazy to think of 2017! THAT’S SO FAR AWAY. Except in the life of a meeting planner, I constantly live one year in the future. So do you blame me for planning out what I want to read before these books become movies in 2017? One of my biggest reading pet peeves is not reading the book before seeing the movie, so I have the scoop on all the books I want to read (and that you should read, too) before they become movies in 2017.
Books Becoming Movies in 2017
Fifty Shades Darker by E.L James
This is the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, both a movie and a book. And the preview is already out! If you haven’t already read this trilogy, I’d take a peek into it. I waited a while to read this because I hated how popularized it became. But I fell into the trap and it’s definitely an interesting (and a bit taboo) subject. Plus Olivia Wilde will be in this one! Set to release in February.
Ascendant (Allegient Book)
This is another one from a series. This is the second part of Allegient which is the third book in the Divergent Series. Hopefully a good movie to wrap up the entire wild ride, it’s been. Set to release in June.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Yes, there was already a tv movie made of this but this will be a brand new remake and will feature Oprah! It has a pretty decent film budget so we can expect this one to impress. P.S. The screen play will be written by the same lady who wrote Frozen.
A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Have you seen this heart-wrenching trailer. I ugly cried watching it. Thank god I wasn’t in public. It’s an interesting concept that dogs are reborn into other dogs after they pass away. Set to release in January. (P.S. Don’t watch this in public)
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park according to Goodreads. Elle Fanning will be starring in this movie but other than that there’s not too much information on this movie yet. I’ve seen a lot of my friends reading this book and talking about how much of a hear breaker it is. Apparently a trigger warning for people who are already depressed. I haven’t read it yet, but in all of the reviews that’s what they’re saying.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Thanks to Mar for pointing out that this book will be a movie next year! It’s set to come out in theaters in July. The description is pretty mysterious so I’m really curious to read the book and see the movie. Dark Matter poses the question “Are you happy with your life?” as it relates to the story’s protagonist, Jason Desson, an ordinary physics professor who is kidnapped by a masked man, and later wakes up to find himself in a life that’s somewhat different than the one he had. In this reality, he’s no longer married, and no longer has a son, and his career as a physicist is much more successful. The mystery of his circumstances unfolds from there.
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
Set in Boston in the 20’s, this book and movie focuses on a son of a police captain who has turned his back on proper society. He’s in tight with the mobs, organized crime, and illegal booze. This is actually a second book in the series called “Coughlin”. It’ll feature Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, and Ben Affleck. Set to release in January.
Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach
This book is set in 1630s Amesterdam, where apparently tulips, an exotic flower, were all the rage. A couple longs for an heir but have failed to conceive. So they commission a portait, and love blossoms between the talented young painter and Sophia, the wife. The movie looks dark and creepy, and it doesn’t help that Christopher Waltz (seriously he’s so creepy) is the husband. Also Judy Dench will be in it too! Set to release in February.
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
I’m a sucker for Michael Fassbender movies, especially those based on books (HELLO, Light Between the Oceans!). This one comes from acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbo and is about his police investigator, Harry Hole. There’s a whole series of Harry Hole books, this is the 7th in the series. A woman goes missing and her pink scarf turns up wrapped around an ominous looking snowman that is built nearby, leading Harry Hole to hunt the tracks of a serial killer. Set to release in October.
The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
This book and movie adaptation follows two strangers who survife a plan crash in Colorado and are forced to rely on each other for survival. There may be a nice romantic twist to this movie too, between Idris Elba and Kate Winslet.
Still catching up on this year? Here’s books to read before they become movies in 2016, there’s still a few!
What are you looking forward to reading next?
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