Monday, June 1, 2015

15 Wonderful Reads Becoming Movies (Or TV Shows)

 This week the ladies at the Broke and the Bookish have assigned us to talk about movies -- specifically, books we'd like to see adapted for the screen. But there are already soooo many books I love that are headed for theaters or TV sets that I decided to talk about those instead. Some are theater-ready while others have just had the movie rights purchased -- but they will hopefully all be awesome as the books they're about! (And fingers crossed that the ones in pre-production will actually become movies!).

Coming Soon:
 Release date: November 25, 2015
 I am soooo excited about this movie! The book was phenomenal and the movie should be just as good -- funny and intense and gripping! When I read the novel I pictured Mark Wahlberg as the main character; Matt Damon is the star of the movie and -- seeing as they kinda look alike -- I'm pretty pleased with the casting! (P.S. If you haven't read this book yet, do it!)

Release date: November 18, 2016
Another movie set in the Harry Potter-verse!!!! Who even cares what it's about; I'll be seeing it (while wearing my Gryffindor scarf) along with legions of other fans. It's rumored that Eddie Redmayne (of "The Theory of Everything") will be playing Newt Scamander.

Release date: 2016
I loved this book and I'm fully prepared to love this movie. The casting is spot-on: Emilia Clarke (Daenerys on "Game of Thrones") and Sam Claflin (Finnick from the Hunger Games movies) are starring. Squee!

Release date: September 2, 2015
Robert Redford plays Bill Bryson in this humorous memoir of an Appalachian Trail hike. The book inspired me to possibly, maybe, kinda think about hiking the AT one day. It would definitely be an experience!

Release date: January 15, 2016
Something to look forward to in the middle of next winter! I recently read and enjoyed this book, the first in a trilogy. I think Chloe Grace Moretz is a great choice to play Cassie. Too bad this is filmed in Georgia, not here in the Dayton, Ohio, area where the book is set. :(

Release date: March 4, 2016
This is one all-star filled cast, with Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris O'Dowd and more. The book was unique and fun, and I'm sure the movie will be good too! (P.S. The movie has a slightly shortened title: "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars.")

Release date: 2015?
It sounds like this movie is all filmed and ready to go, but there's no specified release date. I'm looking forward to the screen adaptation of the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who find an abandoned baby.

In the Works:


I haven't read either of these books (and I definitely intend to read "Into Thin Air" eventually) but I'm looking forward to upcoming screen versions of these non-fiction tales.

I planned to read "The Astronaut Wives Club" until I saw the horrible reviews, many of which focused on the poor writing (which is a HUGE sticking point for me) and I decided not to bother with it. But the story is intriguing and I was excited to see that it has been turned into a TV show on ABC that starts June 18. I love stories set in this time period and, even though it looks a tad cheesy, I will absolutely be checking this show out!

And the story Jon Krakauer tells in "Into Thin Air" has been turned into a movie called "Everest" staring Jake Gyllenhaal. It goes to the theater September 18, and while I'm not sure it's worth my $10 to see there I will definitely watch it when it comes out on DVD.


  1. Great list!! The Night Circus made my list as well. I didn't realize it was currently in the works. That is great news. I just read Miss. Peregrine's and really want to see that movie as well.

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  2. I cannot wait for Me Before You! And Ready Player One will be amazing if done right!
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    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. Definitely something to look forward to this fall. Makes me want to go to the movies even more.


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