Guest Post – 5 Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

Hey, everyone! Today, I’m bringing you a guest post written by Caroline. She reached out to me a while ago with a few ideas for guest posts. Obviously, I took her up on her offer. Considering that y’all know I’ve been feeling the dreaded blogging slump. This might be just the thing I need!

But the article is outstanding, nevertheless. I’ve even added a few of these to my TBR! Fantastic, right?! Let’s get to it!

5 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen


Everyone loves a film adaption, especially if they’re done well. However, many believe that seeing a good book on screen before indulging in the actual novel will ruin your reading experience. Due to this, we’ve compiled a list of five wonderful books that are soon to be released as films. Lovers of romance and erotica will all benefit from giving them a look over before they find their way to the cinema in 2017.

 Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James


After the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon hit our screens in 2015, fans of the franchise have been itching for the sequel to be released. With Mr. Grey’s enticing aura and Ana’s innocent escapades into an exciting new world, readers were quickly seduced by the storyline. E.L. James succeeded in bringing erotica to the mainstream, and her book could be seen in trains, coffee shops, and living room bookshelves worldwide.

So many will be excited to hear that the sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, has finally been given a release date: February 9th, 2017. This means you have five months to catch up before the film comes out. Similarly, if you haven’t seen the first film yet, now is the time to watch it. It’s one of those that occasionally pops up on Netflix in different parts of the world, so you can try using a Virtual Private Network to see if it’s available anywhere before you commit to buying it!

The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin


Cited as a “page-turning story of love and survival,” this description is probably the most accurate book summary I’ve seen in a long time: “When a series of unpredictable events leave writer, Ashley, and medic, Ben, on a charter flight that crashes into a desolate and deserted wilderness, survival becomes the only goal; they are injured, lost, and understandably shocked. However, as time goes on, and the conditions get harsher, the story takes a more sentimental turn.”

Ashley soon realizes that Ben is dealing with a collapsing marriage and this revelation shows her a whole new side of him. In the midst of the chaos and terror, she starts to realize that she’s developing feelings. The story champions love in the most unlikely of situations, and showcases its power to aid survival against all odds! While this film, released in late October 2017, is bound to be great, to experience the page-turning drama you need to read the novel first!

Break My Heart 1000 Times by Daniel Waters


Critics are infinitely excited for this upcoming film starring Bella Thorne, an exciting actress who is bound to bring depth and emotional complexity to the role. This is extremely necessary in a story as out of the world like this one: the novel by Daniel Waters is a supernatural extravaganza, focusing on life in the beyond. After a catastrophic event plagues Veronica’s town, ghosts become an everyday event. However, something more sinister seems to be going on; an otherworldly occurrence appears to be dawning, and the humans need to work out why before it’s too late.

With an incredible pace, unseen plot twists and a gripping narrative, I’m hesitant for this film to make it to the screens. It could be incredible, but it could also be a complete flop if not handled carefully. To avoid disappointment, be sure to pick up the book as soon as possible before its cinema release around May next year.


The Mob: A Woman’s Revenge by G.R. Holton & Marlene Mendoza


To be released under the title Fearless Heart 1929 later this year, this story flips the script on the classic 1920s crime drama. After witnessing her dad getting shot and holding his hand as he dies in front of her, the life of ten-year-old Maria changes drastically. From that day forward, she vows to seek revenge. Years later, she manages to trick the killer into becoming her husband. Now Maria holds all the cards, and she knows just how to play them.

This epic book is a true feminist classic, showcasing the quiet, unrelenting power of the feminine. It keeps you on the edge of your seat from the moment the first page is turned and will have you racing to the end to discover how it all plays out. It’s uncertain whether the film will so perfectly reflect this refined and well-paced storyline, so I highly recommend you indulge in its gripping narrative now!

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven


Receiving a rather respectable average of 4/5 on Goodreads, All the Bright Places is a successful and well-loved YA novel. It’s a story of head-over-heels young love between two young high school students who both see themselves on the fringe of their community. Violet can’t think of anything else but leaving her small town, and Theodore regularly considers death as a form of escape. Together, however, everything seems to change, and they begin to find comfort in their immediate lives. As the future grows nearer, how will their changing destinies affect their relationship?

There have been exciting casting choices made for this film already, with Elle Fanning securing the role of Violet. Alongside this, producers Paula Mazur and Mitchell Chaplan were so excited about the story that they obtained the film rights before the book was even released. I have high hopes for this one, which means even an even better reason to enjoy the book before the movie finds its way to the screen.


These five books are all rewarding reads in their own right, and the authors deserve the time, attention and credit for their work before it finds its way to the screen. So if you haven’t read them already, and you feel like you’d be interested, be sure to pick up a copy as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Are there any adaptations you’re excited about that are coming out shortly? Have you read any of the above books? Please leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

About The Author: Caroline is an entertainment and technology blogger who loves to tackle whatever topic she can put her hands on. She’s an avid reader and film lover but hates when a good book is ruined by its movie adaption. She always has a great novel on hand.

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  1. Avatar Random Reads says:

    What a great quest post!! I haven’t read any of these books and had no idea they were being made into film adaptations!

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