9 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters in 2017

Before you head to the movies, stop by your local library or bookstore to pick up a copy of one of these novels.  These 9 book-to-movie adaptations are coming out this year, for bibliophiles and movie fans alike.  You may just find a new favorite author.

 

 

1.)  The Circle, by Dave Eggers

Mae Holland, a tech worker, gets a job at The Circle, a powerful internet company.  Her dream job is more than she bargained for in this suspenseful tale of memory, privacy, democracy, and human knowledge.

Release date: April 28, 2017

Starring:  Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega

 

2.)  The Dinner, by Herman Koch

Two estranged brothers and their wives get together for a nice dinner, to discuss their children and the trouble that looms over their family.  The fate of their sons weighs heavily on them, as this book looks at just how far a parent will go to protect their child.

Release date:  May 5, 2017

Starring:  Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall

 

3.)  My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier

This mystery-romance follows a young Englishman who decides to exact revenge against his beautiful cousin, believing that she killed his guardian.  The plot thickens as Philip falls for Rachel, while questioning her guilt.

Release date:  June 9, 2017

Starring:  Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen

 

4.)  The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger, by Stephen King

This books centers on The Gunslinger, Roland of Gilead, and his mission to catch the elusive man in black.  This is one of the many steps towards Roland’s main goal: The Dark Tower.  This novel, which took 12 ½ years for King to complete, is made up of five stories.

Release date:  August 4, 2017

Starring:  Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Katheryn Winnick

 

5.)  Tulip Fever, by Deborah Moggach

This is a story of art, lust, beauty, greed, and deception.  It takes place during tulip mania, in Amsterdam in the 1630’s.  An ageing merchant commissions a young artist to paint him with his young bride, and a passion begins between the wife and painter.

Release date:  August 25, 2017

Starring:  Alicia VikanderCara DelevingneDane DeHaan

 

6.)  It, by Stephen King

This 1986 horror novel follows seven children as they are terrorized by “It”, who often appears as a clown named Pennywise.  “It” exploits the fears of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey.

Release date:  September 8, 2017

Starring:  Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher

 

7.)  The Mountain Between Us, by Charles Martin

This romance-disaster novel centers on two injured survivors of a plane crash, Dr. Ben Payne and writer Ashley Knox, in a story of love and survival.

Release date:  October 20, 2017

Starring:  Kate Winslet, Idris Elba

 

8.)  Thank You for Your Service, by David Finkel

This book is a journalistic look at the lives of soldiers, as well as their families, when they return home from war.  An insightful look at PTSD and how it affects American men and women who have fought in battle.

Release date:  October 27, 2017

Starring:  Haley Bennett, Miles Teller, Amy Schumer

 

9.)  Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

This detective novel tells the tale of a passenger on a train, stabbed to death, with his compartment door locked from the inside.  Private detective Hercule Poirot must solve the mystery before anyone else loses their life.

Release Date: November 22, 2017

Starring:  Kenneth BranaghDaisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad

 

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