10 Books To Read, Before They Hit The Big Screen.

I consider myself a person that loves to read but adores movies, and when it comes to books being turned into movies it can sometimes turn out to be a negative thing, if you read it before, most likely during the film you will begin to compare the movie to the book. But if you’re anything like me, you will still probably like to read these books before seeing the movie version. You just can’t help yourself really.

And this 2017 is no different, as per usual Hollywood have adapted many books into films, here is a practical reading guide of my favourite reads and films to look forward to this year.


This Fifty Shades of Grey sequel continues the sexy story of rich playboy Christian Grey and his lover Anastasia Steele.

It deals with Christian’s past lovers and continues the pair’s will they/won’t they relationship. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. 

Book Author: E.L James
Film Director: James Foley
(Release Date: February 10, 2017)

Purchase this Book on Amazon:
Fifty Shades Darker








What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston has everything: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Suddenly, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. What would you do if you were trapped living the same day for the rest of you life?

Book Author: Lauren Oliver
Film Director: Ry Russo-Young (Release Date: March 3, 2017)

Purchase this Book on Amazon: Before I Fall

3. TULIP FEVER: An artist falls for a young
married woman while he’s commissioned
to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. Set in the Netherlands in the early 17th century the lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.

Book Author: Deborah Moggach
(Author of the Best Marigold Hotel)

Film Director: Justin Chadwick
(Release Date: February 24, 2017)

Purchase this Book on Amazon: Tulip Fever






A young boy with a facial deformity begins the fifth grade in a mainstream school with the help and support of his mother (Julia Roberts) and father. In Wonder, which is told from several different viewpoints, we learn how Auggie sees himself and how others see him.

Book Author: R. J. Palacio
Film Director: Stephen Schobsky (Release Date: April 7, 2017)

Purchase this Book on Amazon: Wonder



The Circle is a thrilling modern morality tale starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks. As she rises through the ranks in one of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, She is encouraged by company founder to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching.

Book Author: Dave Eggers
Film Director: James Ponsoldt (Release Date: April 28, 2017)

Purchase this Book on Amazon: The Circle


A teenage girl is unable to leave
her home because she has
an immunodeficiency that makes
her allergic to almost everything.
However, her life changes
for the better when she begins
to communicate and fall
for the boy next door.

Book Author: Nicola Yoon
Film Director: Stella Meghie
(Release Date: May 19, 2017)

Purchase this Book on Amazon:
Everything, Everything





A Dog’s Purpose” shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence over the course of several lifetimes and owners.  He teaches to laugh and love. If you love Marley and Me this is sure to warm your heart too.

Book Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Film Director: Lasse Hallström (Release Date: April 21, 2017)

Purchase this Book on Amazon: A Dog’s Purpose


Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, it advances into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga Time-traveling agent Valerian
is sent to investigate a galactic empire, along with his partner Laureline.
Valerian has more in mind than
a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance.

Book Author: J.C. Mezieres,
Pierre Christin

Film Director: Luc Besson
(Release Date: July 21, 2017)

Purchase this Book on Amazon:
Valerian & Laureline






The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. It tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion, To fight back on their own terms, they covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

Book Author: Diane Ackerman
Film Director: Niki Caro (Release Date: May 5, 2017)

Purchase this Book on Amazon: The Zookeeper’s Wife


Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot,
probes the mystery of a murdered American tycoon aboard the legendary Orient Express.
20th Century Fox bring Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit back to the big screen.

Book Author: Agatha Christie
Film Director: Kenneth Branagh

Purchase this book on Amazon:
Murder on the Orient Express (Poirot)





What are your most anticipated movies for this 2017, Did you share any on my list?

C. xx 


3 thoughts on “10 Books To Read, Before They Hit The Big Screen.

  1. I’ve read Fifty Shades Darker and Before I Fall so far, but I am definitely going to have to get on reading the others! I ALWAYS make sure I read the book before the movie!

    xx Victoria


  2. Some great ones! I find i’m always behind the times and reading a book after watching the film. Often I’m not disappointed and see they just tell the story in a different way x


  3. Definitely have to add some of these to my list!!


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