This is me giving you a headstart for next year’s reading. Below is a rundown of novels that will have their film adaptations this coming 2017.
After children start mysteriously dying, a group of kids known as “The Losers Club” face off against the evil entity responsible — which takes the shape of a clown named Pennywise.
Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher
A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?
Who: Bradley Cooper, Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid
Chronicles of Narnia: Silver Chair by C.S Lewis
Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that brings them face and face with the evil Witch. She must be defeated if Prince Rillian is to be saved.
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
Set in Boston in the 20’s, this book and movie focuses on a son of a police captain who has turned his back on proper society. He’s in tight with the mobs, organized crime, and illegal booze. This is actually a second book in the series called “Coughlin”.
Cast: Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, and Ben Affleck.
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
Cast: Elle Fanning
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
This one comes from acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbo and is about his police investigator, Harry Hole. There’s a whole series of Harry Hole books, this is the 7th in the series. A woman goes missing and her pink scarf turns up wrapped around an ominous looking snowman that is built nearby, leading Harry Hole to hunt the tracks of a serial killer.
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Val Kilmer
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Plot: Three kids are forced to travel through space and time to locate a family’s missing father.
Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Plot: A young boy with a rare facial deformity attends a new school and desperately wants to fit in with his peers.
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Daveed Diggs
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Published in 1963, “The Bell Jar” follows Esther during a summer in New York City. Tormented by the death of her father, Esther arrives to take part in a prestigious internship at a magazine, but she quickly unravels as she befriends a rebellious fellow intern, Doreen, and finds herself unable to adapt to the changing times.
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Jesse Plemmons, Kirsten Dunst (Director)
Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach
This book is set in 1630s Amesterdam, where apparently tulips, an exotic flower, were all the rage. A couple longs for an heir but have failed to conceive. So they commission a portait, and love blossoms between the talented young painter and Sophia, the wife.
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Cara Delevigne, Christopher Waltz, Judi Dench