Books to read before the film comes out

Books to read before the film comes out
As autumn approaches, so do a whole host of new films. Some of the best of these are undoubtedly the book-to-film adaptations!
With this in mind, here are the books to add to your to-be-read list asap! (And reading includes listening to audiobooks too, of course!)

 

The Girl on the Train

This was the poster child of audiobooks back in 2015 when it was released, and now it’s film adaptation starring Emily Blunt is edging ever closer! The book is a psychological thriller written by Paula Hawkins… get ready to be gripped.

The Girl on the Train is available for Listening Books members to borrow on MP3 CD.

The film is due to be released in the UK on 5th October 2016.

 

Inferno

This film is based on the Dan Brown novel of the same name, published in 2013. It stars Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon and Felicity Jones as Dr Sienna Brooks. The book is the fourth in it’s series, following Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol, so there’s plenty of reading or listening material for you to sink your teeth into!

Inferno is available for Listening Books members to borrow on MP3 CD, as is The Da Vinci Code. Angels & Demons is available to borrow via stream or download.

The film is due to be released in the UK on 14th October 2016.

 

The Light Between Oceans

The film adaption of this M. L. Stedman novel stars the real life amazing actor couple Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender. The story is fraught with all kinds of love and heart break. And the book has rave reviews on Amazon, so it’s well worth a read!

The Light Between Oceans is available for Listening Books members to borrow on MP3 CD.

The film is due to be released in the UK on 4th November 2016.

 

A Monster Calls

If you watch this film (or read the book) you should probably expect tears – have a look at the trailer to see why! The children’s novel of the same name is by Patrick Ness and was published in 2011, winning multiple awards. Siobhan Dowd conceived the novel during her own terminal illness, and the story reflects some of her own personal circumstance.

A Monster Calls is available for Listening Books members to borrow on MP3 CD.

The film is due to be released in the UK on 6th January 2017.

 

Wonder

Wonder, written by R. J. Palacio, tells the story of a boy born with a facial abnormality who just wants to fit in. The film adaptation is set to have an all-star cast including Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Room‘s Jacob Tremblay.

The film trailer hasn’t been released yet, so here’s the trailer for the book:

Wonder is available for Listening Books members to borrow on MP3 CD.

The film is due to be released in the UK on 7th April 2017.

 

All the Bright Places

We don’t know much about the film adaptation of All the Bright Places yet, only that it’s set to star Elle Fanning and be released some time in 2018. In the meantime, you’ve got the original book by Jennifer Niven to read! This young adult novel follows Theodore and Violet, as Theodore discovers he can be himself and Violet is reminded to really start living. But as her world grows, his fascination with death increases.

Here’s the book trailer in which people mainly rave about the book and say how it has made them look at life differently. You’ll have to give it a read to see if you agree!

All the Bright Places is available for Listening Books members to borrow via stream or download.

The film is due to be released in 2018.

 

The following book-to-film adaptions are currently listed as ‘projects in development’ on IMDb, so check out the books and audiobooks while we wait for more details!

The Giant Under The Snow

The Giant Under The Snow coming to filmThis book by John Gordon is a children’s fantasy adventure, and was originally published in 1968. Clearly this story about three school friends who discover an ancient treasure and become involved in an epic battle of good against evil has stood the test of time, and caught a filmmaker’s eye!

The Giant Under The Snow is available for Listening Books members to borrow on MP3 CD.

 

The Night Circus

The Night Circus coming to filmThe Night Circus is a fantasy novel by Erin Morgenstern about a wandering magical circus that is open only from sunset to sunrise. The audiobook is read by actor Jim Dale who narrated the Harry Potter audiobook series for the US.

The Night Circus is available for Listening Books members to borrow via stream or download.

 

In a Dark, Dark Wood

In a Dark, Dark Wood coming to filmThis book is a physcological crime thriller by Ruth Ware, in which what was supposed to be a cosy hen weekend away, goes very wrong.

In a Dark, Dark Wood is available for Listening Books members to borrow on MP3 CD.

 

 

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch coming to filmThe Goldfinch by Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014, among other honours, and the film is due to be directed by John Crowley. The novel is a coming-of-age story which follows Theodore Decker who, at the age of 13, survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum in which his beloved mother dies.

The Goldfinch is available for Listening Books members to borrow on MP3 CD.

 

 

There are so many films based on books on the horizon…

Which book will you read or listen to first??

 

This post was written by Holly Newson

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