If you’re in search of a new book and would like to check out something you’ll also be able to see in a theater one day, look no further. Add these titles to you reading list then catch the story unfold on the big screen.
- The Girl on the Train
In this mystery, a woman thinks she may know something about a crime involving a couple she sees on her train commute every day and it looks likes last year’s bestseller is going to be this year’s hottest adaptation. Not only does it have a killer cast led by Emily Blunt, but it’s still the book everyone is talking about. Watch the trailer HERE.
- A Monsters Call
This children’s fantasy novel tackles heavy emotional topics and centers around a young boy who deals with bullying and his mother’s terminal cancer by inventing a world filled with monsters and creatures who help him cope with his reality. Felicity Jones Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver will star in the film.
- The November Criminals
Ansel Elgort and Chloë Grace Moretz will star as two teenagers who investigate the dangerous underground world of Washington, D.C. in search of answers about their murdered classmate and fall in love for the first time during their sleuthing.
- The Light Between the Oceans
A lighthouse keeper and his wife discover a baby and her dead father near their home off the coast of Australia after a boating accident. The couple, unable to have children of their own, take in the baby girl without reporting the incident to authorities. But two years later, they meet the real mother and must decide if they should return the baby to her or keep their family together. Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star as husband and wife in the heart-wrenching tale that was a New York Times Bestseller.
- The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
After more than a decade in the works, the 2003 bestselling book is finally coming to the theaters. The project, which reunites Leonardo DiCaprio with Martin Scorsese for their sixth big screen adaptation, tells the unbelievable true story of Daniel Burnham, the architect responsible for the construction of the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, and how his world intertwined with Dr. H. H. Holmes, a serial killer who used the fair to lure victims to his own “World’s Fair Hotel” — and to their deaths. DiCaprio will play H.H. Holmes, who murdered between 27 and 200 single young women.
- Me Before You
If you love romantic, epic, sappy love stories that make you tear up every time you see the trailer, then you must read this book. Me Before You tells the tale of a girl from a small town who is desperate for a job and takes an opening as a caregiver to a paralyzed man. Of course the two form an unlikely bond and fall in love, only to face heartbreaking circumstances. Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and Sam Clafin star in the drama. Watch the trailer HERE.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Harry Potter fans get ready for another exciting chapter in this JK Rowling created wizard world. In 2001 the British author wrote a book (under the pseudonym of the fictitious writer Newt Scamander) about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. It also happens to be a textbook that Harry Potter and his classmates studied. While the author has made clear that this movie trilogy will not be a prequel or sequel to Harry Potter’s story, this tale will follow a character who exists 70 years before Potter’s time. The story will take place in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards and Eddie Redmayne stars in the film along with Colin Farrell. www.fantasticbeasts.com
- The Glass Castle
As you read the 2005 memoir by Jeannette Walls you’ll laugh, cry and be astounded by the author’s true account of her poverty-stricken and chaotic upbringing. After years of remaining silent on her unconventional childhood, Walls reveals what her relationship with her dysfunctional parents and siblings was like and recent Oscar winner Brie Larson will portray the writer in the film adaptation.
- Live by Night
Who better to tell a Boston story onscreen than Ben Affleck? The actor is writing, starring and directing Live by Night, a tale set in the Prohibition era of the 20s and centers on a Boston thief who finds success in the organized crime world as a run runner. This marks the second time the Academy Award winner has adapted one of Dennis Lehane’s novels. (His directorial debut was the adaptation of the author’s Gone Baby Gone). Zoe Saldana and Sienna Miller also star in the film.
A powerful story of race and identity, Americanah chronicles the relationship of two young Nigerians and how their love is tested when one movies to America. Brad Pitt is producing the film and Lupita Nyong’o will play the female lead opposite David Oyelowo.