Books You Must Read Before The Movie Is Released

Books you must read before the movie

2014 has been a year of fantastic movie releases and expects to bring more large blockbusters. This year especially, comes a series film adaptations of classic books we love dearly. Here is a list of movies that will be released in the remaining months of 2014 that you must read the books first before seeing the movie.


The Giver by Lois Lowry

Okay so, the Giver came out a few days ago (August 15th) which means it will likely be in theaters for a while which also means you still have time to read the book. It’s about a young boy who becomes the keeper of memories for his society’s past memories. It follows Jonas’ journey through conflict and discovery. Okay it sounds a little meh, but the book is extremely detailed and will most likely reveal a lot more about the story line which the movie cannot do justice.

Featuring: Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep

Release date: August 15th, 2014.


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This adaptation of Flynn’s dark bestseller revolves around a man who searches for his missing wife. It is not long before the tables turn and he is suspected to be involved with the disappearance. The book may get a little confusing when it leads from the first to second half (you’ll see what we mean when you read it) but it will surely keep you on your feet for the entire read.

Featuring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, and Neil Patrick Harris

Release Date: October 3rd 2014.


Serena by Ron Rash

Serena is a story about a newlywed couple who travel to North Carolina in 1929 to start a timber empire. Things take a turn when Serena finds out she can’t have children. She sets out on a mission which may not only ruin her marriage but her life as well. The best part about this adaptation is that we get to see J-Law and Bradley Cooper take the screen together again – the excitement is unreal.

Featuring: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

Release Date: There is no date for this beauty yet but as of now, the pros tell us it will be released in 2014.


If I Stay by Gayle Forman

After an unexpected and terrible accident, 17 year-old Mia falls into a coma where she has an out-of-body experience. Her dilemma, if she should let go or try to come back to those she loves, especially for her boyfriend Adam. Mia goes through a journey of love and despair as she makes a decision for the rest of her life.

Featuring: Chloe Grace Moretz

Release Date: August 22nd 2014.


The Maze Runner by James Dashner

As the first book in the trilogy, the Maze Runner is an action packed sci-fi about a boy, Thomas, who cannot remember his past. He is place with a group of boys who live in the Glade. Their goal? To find a way to escape the maze that surrounds them and see what lies outside the Glade.

Featuring: Dylan O’Brian and Kaya Scodelario

Release Date: September 19th 2014.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

A childhood favorite is being adapted into a movie this fall and we are pumped.  The book, first published in 1972, is all about a young boy Alexander, who has the worst days ever. While the rest of the family seems to have just fabulous days, Alexander has no luck. The movie adaptation will show a family’s story about love and sticking together though the tough times.

Featuring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, and Bella Thorne

Release Date: October 10th 2014.


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken is a non-fiction biography of World War 2 hero Louis Zamperini. He is a former Olympic athlete who survived being held prisoner of war for two and a half years by several Japanese camps. We can only imagine how the film adaptation will keep us on the edge of the seats. One of the best parts about this is that Angelina Jolie is the director for this upcoming drama.

Featuring: Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson, and Jai Courtney.

Release Date: December 25th 2014.

Tell Us…

Which film adaptations are you looking forward to seeing?



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