Books to Movies 2019

Books to read before they hit the big screen in 2019

 A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron

 Film adaptation starring Bryce Dallas Howard & Ashley Judd expected January 11

 Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

 Film adaptation Ashes in the Snow starring Bel Powley & Peter Franzén expected January 11

 Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro

 Film adaptation Alita: Battle Angel starring Mahershala Ali & Rosa Salazar expected February 14

 The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell

 Film adaptation starring Blake Lively & Sterling K. Brown expected February 22

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

 Film adaptation How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World starring Jay Baruchel & America Ferrara expected February 22

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

 Film adaptation starring Tom Holland & Nick Jonas expected March 1

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis

 Film adaptation starring Haley Lu Richardson & Cole Sprouse expected March 22

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

 Film adaptation starring Cate Blanchett & Emma Nelson expected March 22

The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester

 Film adaptation Greyhound starring Tom Hanks & Elisabeth Shue expected March 22

Three Seconds by Anders Roslund & Borge Hellström

Film adaptation starring Rosamund Pike & Joel Kinneman expected March 22

The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud Film adaptation Wounds starring Armie Hammer & Dakota Johnson expected March 29

The Best of Enemies by Osha Gray Davidson

Film adaptation starring Taraji P. Henson & Sam Rockwell expected April 5

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Film adaptation starring Jason Clarke & John Lithgow expected April 5

After by Anna Todd

 Film adaptation starring Josephine Langford & Hero Fiennes-Tiffin expected April 12

The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook

 Film adaptation starring Keira Knightley & Alexander Skarsgård expected April 26

The Sun is Also a Star

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Film adaptation starring Charles Melton & Yara Shahidi expected May 17

A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron

 Film adaptation starring Dennis Quaid & Josh Gad expected May 17

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

 Film adaptation starring Judi Dench & Josh Gad expected August 9

It by Stephen King

 Film adaptation starring Jessica Chastain & Bill Hader expected September 6

The Kitchen by Ollie Masters & Ming Doyle

 Film adaptation starring Melissa McCarthy & Tiffany Haddish expected September 20

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

 Film adaptation starring Amy Adams & Julianne Moore expected October 4

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

 Film adaptation starring Nicole Kidman & Ansel Elgort expected October 11

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

 Film adaptation starring Helen Mirren & Ian McKellan expected November 15

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

 Film adaptation starring Idris Elba & Taylor Swift expected December 20

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

 Film adaptation starring Harrison Ford & Karen Gillan expected December 25

Little Women

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

 Film adaptation starring Merle Streep & Emma Watson expected December 25

Film Adaptations with no release date as of January 2019


P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

 Film adaptation starring Noah Centineo & Lana Condor

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

 Film adaptation cast not set

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

 Film adaptation starring Colin Firth & Julie Walters

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

 Film adaptation starring Elle Fanning & Justice Smith

Native Son

Native Son by Richard Wright

 Film adaptation starring Nick Robinson & Ashton Sanders

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison

 Film adaptation starring Ryan Reynolds

Books to Movies 2018

Books to read before they hit the big screen in 2018

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Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

Film adaptation expected January 19


Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton

Film adaptation titled 12 Horses expected January 19



Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Film adaptation premiering at the Sundance Film Festival January 22

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The House Without A Christmas Tree

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Review by Michele Bolay

In honor of the holiday season, I went back and looked at my list of favorite children’s holiday books, and this was right at the top: The House Without a Christmas Tree by Gail Rock, one in a short series of novels about the incomparable 10-year-old Addie Mills. Unfortunately, the series is out of print, but several libraries in the system still have copies, and this particular title was filmed as a must-see made-for-TV movie in the 1970s that is still available on DVD.

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Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

Rosie Dunne or Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern
Film release February 6 as Love, Rosie starring Lily Collins & Sam Clalfin

The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
Film Release February 6 as Seventh Son starring Jeff Bridges & Kit Harrington

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Film Release February 13 starring Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson

The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger
Film release February 20 starring Mae Whitman & Robbie Amell

 Dead Stars by Bruce Wagner
Film release February 27 as Maps to the Stars starring Julianne Moore & Robert Pattinson

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
Film release March 13 starring Chris Hemsworth & Cillian Murphy

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Film release March 20 starring Shailene Woodley & Theo James

Serena by Ron Rash
Film release March 27 starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Film release April 10 starring Chris Hemsworth & Britt Robertson

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Film release April 17 starring Tom Hardy & Gary Oldman

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Film release May 1 starring Carey Mulligan & Michael Sheen

Paper Towns by John Green
Film release June 19 starring Cara Delevingne & Nat Wolff

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Film release September 18 starring Dylan O’Brien & Kaya Scodelario

Black Mass by Dick Lehr & Gerald O’Neill
Film release September 18 starring Johnny Depp & Benedict Cumberbatch

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Film release October 2 starring Daniel Radcliffe & James McAvoy

Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Film release October 9 starring Idris Elba & Scarlett Johansson

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Film release November 20 as Mockingjay: Part 2 starring Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson

The Martian by Andy Weir
Film release November 27 starring Matt Damon & Jessica Chastain


Make sure to get your hands on these books before the movies hit the big screen!