As the holiday season begins, hopefully, you will find yourself with some downtime to turn to leisure reading. With that in mind, here are some 2018 books to film adaptations; read them so you can compare when the film comes out.
Book PS3572.A4284 A84 2014
Film A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply.
Book PZ7 .L4385 W7
Film: After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Film, Love, Simon : Everyone deserves a great love story. But for Simon it’s complicated: no-one knows he’s gay and he doesn’t know who the anonymous classmate is that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, scary and life-changing.
Book MCNAUGHTON (Science Commons)
Film: When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.
Shaffer, Mary Ann., and Annie. Barrows. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. New York, N.Y.: Dial Press, 2008.
Book PS3619 .H3365 G84 2008
Film A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.
Book, HV6446 .T35 2017
Film Police officer Joe Petrosino seeks justice against a ruthless Italian-American gang in New York.
Book PT9877.22 .A44 S6613 2015
Film Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.
Book: PS3566 .A7756 B4 2001
Film A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she’s invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.
Book HQ75.8.C665 A3 2016
Film The son of a baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program.
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