While some are vehemently against trying books into movies, 50 shades and Twilight has taught us that sometimes, movie adaption can catch like wildfire. Here are the hottest upcoming books to movie adaptions that you can read up on before they hit the big screen.
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
Meet our protagonist Anna. She’s an agoraphobe (scared of going outside) living in NYC (the irony!) and lives voyeuristically, watching her neighbors through the windows. She sees something she wasn’t meant to, and is left trying to both solve and cope with it. The Girl on The Train lovers, rejoice!
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This famous novel has been adapted into TV several times, but this time, the star studded cast promises for a dazzling remake. In it, four distinctly different sisters are raised by their mother in Massachusetts, discovering womanhood in their own ways.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
This book takes place in World War II, following the journey of two sisters who find very different ways to survive the war. It’s a powerful and emotional piece of historical fiction that fans of pieces like The Great Alone will enjoy.
The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell
This is a thriller about a woman who seeks vengeance after she learns the plane crash her family died in wasn’t an accident. Her mission includes joining a top secret spy operation, full on assassin training, and a rediscovery of self, post grief.
The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook
This novel takes place right after World War II, in Hamburg, following a colonel and his wife as they deal with sharing living quarters with a German widower and his daughter. The pages are filled with drama –
the colonel’s wife apparently finds herself in a love triangle dilemma.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Any lover of comedy will find joy in this hilarious family dramedy. It is narrated by a 15 year old whose mother goes missing right before their family trip to Antarctica. The entire story line is divulged through memos and emails, revealing a mystery while saying a lot on the essence of family.
The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud
Only horror fans should embark on this scary journey. A man finds a cell phone which begins to receive bizarre messages. On this phone he discovers terrifying images and videos, leading to a sickening conclusion.
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
This is also for horror buffs, but Stephen King is universal with all movie lovers alike, horror or not. In it, a man and his family bury their dead cat, and tragically soon after, their dead son. Only to discover that the results are far from what anyone could have predicted.
Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
This 2013 novel stars a teenager who goes to live with a rich family after his mother passes away. As he grows up, he is haunted by his mother’s loss, and can’t part ways with a painting that always makes him think of her. This painting soon draws him into seedy, criminal underworld. Plus, Nicole Kidman stars in it.
The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
If you like crying your heart out and watching a good YA movie, this flick is the Sunday night drama you’ve been waiting to binge. In it, perspectives alternate between a couple Natasha and Daniel, who fall in love in NYC before Natasha and her family are deported. In 2019, it’s more relevant than ever.