book-to-movie-adaptations

If you鈥檙e a serious bookworm (major signs are that聽you read 50 books a year,聽you had a book-inspired wedding and your home is filled with book-themed decor), you know the moment of panic that comes when you find out your favorite book is being made into a movie. Will the producers do it justice? What if they change the plot? Will the casting be different from the way you imagine the characters? But regardless of your fears, you know you鈥檙e gonna聽be there opening night, popcorn ready. This year聽has some amazing book-to-movie adaptations for you. If you haven鈥檛 read these nine books, we suggest adding them to your to-read list ASAP!

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1.聽Me Before Youby Jojo Moyes ($16): This one鈥檚 an unlikely love story between two people who could not be more opposite. If there鈥檚 a better premise for a good rom-com, we don鈥檛 know what it is.

Watch this: Me Before You Official Trailer

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2. The Jungle Bookby Rudyard Kipling ($11): This movie promises to be聽a more grown-up version of the kids鈥 classic than the Disney cartoon version. Indulge your inner child聽and follow the adventures of Mowgli and Baloo in this action-packed adventure film.

Watch this:聽The Jungle Book Official US Teaser Trailer

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3. The Girl on the Trainby Paula Hawkins ($27): A thrilling story of a woman who finds herself in the middle of a missing-person case. The book AND movie versions of this one are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Watch this: Paula Hawkins on聽The Girl on the Train聽

4.聽Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktailsby Mike and Dave Stangle ($16): Take a break from the trendy thrillers of the moment with some聽serious聽humor (is that an oxymoron?). This one鈥檚 a hilarious (and true) tale of two brothers who turned to Craigslist to find dates for their cousin鈥檚 wedding.

Watch this: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Official Trailer

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5.聽Through the Looking Glassby Lewis Carroll ($7): Here鈥檚 another one that鈥檒l bring back childhood memories! Starring Johnny Depp and the late Alan Rickman, this movie is sure to be even more magical than you remember.

Watch this: Alice Through the Looking Glass Official Grammy Trailer

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6.聽The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Aghanistan and Pakistanby Kim Barker ($16): Okay, so this one doesn鈥檛 exactly sound聽light, but it鈥檚 actually a comedy, we promise! It鈥檚 about a self-deprecating foreign correspondent who finds herself covering political turmoil in the Middle East and being pursued romantically by the former Prime Minister of Pakistan. And the movie version, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, stars Tina Fey聽鈥 see, we told you it鈥檚 a comedy (or at least a dramedy)!

Watch this:聽Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Trailer

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7.聽How to Be Singleby Liz Tuccillo ($8): This one鈥檚 already in theaters, so you鈥檇 better hurry up and get your reading on! Or just read it after the movie聽鈥 that works too.聽Expect side-splitting laughing fits from Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson鈥檚 characters as they navigate single lady-hood.

Watch this:聽How to Be Single Trailer聽

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8.聽Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themby Newt Scamander ($10): Harry Potter fans are about to get聽really聽excited. This book is written as聽a wizard鈥檚 guide to magical creatures聽鈥 including聽鈥渨here the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.鈥 We鈥檙e super excited to see how that translates to the big screen.

Watch this:聽Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Announcement Trailer

9.聽Let It Snow: Three Holiday Storiesby John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle ($8): Okay, so we know we聽just聽got over all things Christmas from 2015, but who could pass up some good tug-on-the-heartstrings stories from the one and only John Green? These three interwoven holiday stories are sure to make a great movie. The release date is TBD and there鈥檚 no trailer yet, but we鈥檙e betting it鈥檚 going to be pretty amazing.

Which of these book-to-movie releases are you most excited about? Tweet us about it at @BritandCo!

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