Books to Read Before the Movie Comes Out

9781594633669_p0_v4_s192x300 After a fun discussion of Paula Hawkins’ wild mystery The Girl on the Train today at one of my book clubs, we all wondered how Emily Blunt would portray the voyeur Rachel as an ex-pat in New York City riding the train in her old neighborhood.  Many of us agreed this Hitchcockian thriller was a book made for playing on the big screen. The movie comes out in October.  If you haven’t yet read the book, the surprise ending will really be a treat for you.

Other books to movies to watch for:

JoJo Moyes’ tear jerker Me Before You comes to life in June.

Roald Dahl’s The BFG (as in the big friendly giant who eats leftover oatmeal from your dirty dishes) is in theaters on July 1st.

M.L. Stedman’s  Light Between Oceans  emerges in September.

Tom Hanks is back in another Dan Brown book to movie – The Inferno – in October.

If you can’t bear to muddle through Philip Roth, you can catch his 1998 Pulitzer prize winning American Pastoral on the screen in October.

9781594746031_p0_v2_s192x300   Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a spooky gift on Christmas.

And look for two more with 2016 release dates but no months yet:

  • Diane Ackerman’s true story of saving the animals in Warsaw – The Zookeeper’s Wife.
  • John Green’s Looking for Alaska

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6 thoughts on “Books to Read Before the Movie Comes Out

  1. Great list! I didn’t realize The Girl on the Train was going to be a movie – good thing I;m halfway through the audio. I’m interested to see how Me Before You turned out.

  2. Saw a trailer for Me Before You tonight. My friend had already pointed it out to me online, thinking I’d be excited about it. That book gutted me – no way am I watching the movie no matter how lovely it looks!! I get teared up just at the trailer.
    However The BFG and The Inferno I will look forward to.

    • I had the same reaction for Me Before You – just don’t have enough tissues to get through it. Maybe they’ll make one of her other books into a movie – The Girl You Left Behind I would go to.
      And BFG is one of my favorite books, so I will look for it. But I think I’ve had enough of Tom Hanks in Dan Brown movies; they are starting to look alike.

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