5 Book-to-Movie Adaptations You Don't Want to Miss This Year (2017)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

At the beginning of each year, I always make a sizable list of books I need to read soon because the movie adaptations are happening this year. This year is no different, with a lovely amount of movies I hope do some amazing books justice. Here's 5 movies you should be on the lookout for this year (in where I also slipped in a movie from last year that I still need to catch):

A Monster Calls

Movie Release Date: 1/6/17

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth. - Goodreads


Movie Release Date: 6/9/17

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, ALLEGIANT, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the DIVERGENT series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT. -Goodreads

Let it Snow

Movie Release Date: 11/22/17

Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses. - Goodreads


Movie Release Date: 4/7/17

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances? - Goodreads

Carrie Pilby

Movie Release Date: 9/16

Teen Genius (and Hermit) Carrie Pilby's To-Do List:1. List 10 things you love (and do them!)2. Join a club (and talk to people!)3. Go on a date (with someone you actually like!)4. Tell someone you care (your therapist doesn't count!)5. Celebrate New Year's (with other people!)Seriously? Carrie would rather stay in bed than deal with the immoral, sex-obsessed hypocrites who seem to overrun her hometown, New York City. She's sick of trying to be like everybody else. She isn't! But when her own therapist gives her a five-point plan to change her social-outcast status, Carrie takes a hard look at herself—and agrees to try.Suddenly the world doesn't seem so bad. But is prodigy Carrie willing to dumb things down just to fit in? - Goodreads

What movies are you most excited for?

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  1. Hi Jeanna! Thanks for including Carrie Pilby!! The release date in US Theaters is actually March 31. It did premiere at the Toronto Film Fest last September, but hasn't been released in the US or on a wide scale. It's going to be at some film festivals in March and then on the big screen in NYC and LA the weekend of March 31, then expand. It will also appear in the UK, Australia, Japan, India, and other places. There was an update just yesterday in Facebook. Anyway, thanks again for the kind writeup!! https://www.facebook.com/CarriePilbyTheMovie/