Anytime I hear about a movie releasing that’s based on a book, I try with all of my might to read the book first. Once you see the movie, it’s impossible to go back and read the book and not picture the actors from the movie or anticipate the plot. It’s more or less ruined.. not in a bad way, just that there’s no way to unsee what you’ve seen.

A few titles I’ve done this with most recently:

Room by Emma Donoghue: great book great movie
The Revenant by Michael Punke: FANTASTIC book. Read in one sitting. Ok movie (they changed a bunch, but acting was good)
The Martian by Andy Weir: great book great movie
Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins: I could not get through this book so I didn’t even bother with the movie (which received terrible reviews)
Inferno by Dan Brown: I loved this book, although many did not. Heard the movie was terrible, so I didn’t bother. Shame.. I love Tom Hanks.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: I liked neither
The Fault in our Stars by John Green: great book but even better movie – a rare occurrence

Here are some titles of book to movie adaptations coming in 2017 that I’ll be checking out:

The Circle by Dave Eggers – very excited for this
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
The Gunslinger by Stephen King – started it a while ago, but found it hard to get through. Just me? I’ll give it another go.
The Empire of a Thousand Planets (Valerian) by Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin – not sure about this one
The Shack by William P. Young – read this a long time ago and want to re-read before the movie
It by Stephen King – one of my all time favorite King books. If I had the time, I’d read it again, but have you seen how long it is!?
The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin – never heard of it, but fantastic actors and good book reviews
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie– ashamed to say I’ve never read an Agatha Christie book..
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls – started this book a while ago, time to finish
The Handmaids Tale by Margret Atwood


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