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6 Books To Read Before They Make Their Screen Debut

Because the books are always better

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1. Everything, Everything

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Written by Nicola Yoon, this book tells the story of Maddy -- a teenage girl who falls in love despite an illness that prevents her from going outside. It is set to be released in theaters on May 19, 2017.

2. The Handmaid's Tale

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This novel by Margaret Atwood explores the role of women in a future where their sole purpose is bearing children. The series is set to date April 26, 2017 on Hulu.

3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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The books follows the family of of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman who died from cervical cancer in the 1950s. Her cells were later used for science without her family's knowledge or consent. The HBO film staring Oprah Winfrey is scheduled to air on April 22, 2017.

4. American Gods

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Written by Neil Gaiman, this novel takes a look at modern day obsessions (beauty, money) and how they intertwine with ancient mythology. This series is scheduled to be released this year on Starz.

5. Sharp Objects

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From the author of "Gone Girl," Gillian Flynn's 2006 novel follows a reporter as she covers the murders of two young girls in her hometown. There isn't a set release date but we do know that it will star Amy Adams and that it will be aired on HBO.

6. The Circle

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This novel, written by David Eggars, focuses on Mae Holland, played by Emma Watson as she starts her new job at an internet company, The Circle. Their idea of a transparent society soon raises questions for Mae who later has to decide the importance of her privacy and freedom. The movie is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 28, 2017.

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