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19 Books To Read Before The Movie Comes Out In 2018

Another year of awesome movie adaptations!

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1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Yearling Books, youtube.com / Via The Walt Disney Company

What it’s about: Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin go on a whirlwind adventure to save Meg and Charles' scientist father, meeting peculiar friends along the way.

Release date: Mar. 9 (Click here to watch the trailer.)

Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $4.52+

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2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Crown Publishers, Amblin Entertainment

What it’s about: Wade Watts attempts to find the valuable Easter egg in a virtual-reality world called OASIS, risking his life to win the ultimate prize.

Release date: March 30 (Click here to watch the trailer.)

Starring: Olivia Cooke, Hannah John-Kamen, Simon Pegg

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $9.24+

3. Love, Simon (formerly Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda) by Becky Albertalli

Balzer + Bray, Fox 2000 Pictures

What it’s about: Simon is gay, although he is not open about it. But someone has found out his secret, and they're threatening to blackmail him if he doesn't do what they ask.

Release date: March 16 (Click here to watch the trailer.)

Starring: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jennifer Garner

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $5.91+.

4. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

Vintage Books, youtube.com

What it’s about: Anastasia accepts Christian Grey's marriage proposal and now must adjust to married life — and his controlling nature.

Release date: Feb. 14 (Click here to watch the trailer.)

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Arielle Kebbel

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $15.95+

5. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, youtube.com

What it’s about: When a biologist's husband disappears, she goes on a dangerous and secretive expedition that leads to chaos.

Release date: Feb. 23 (Click here to watch the trailer.)

Starring: Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $9.22+

6. Every Day by David Levithan

Knopf Books for Young Readers, youtube.com

What it’s about: A wakes up in a different body every day, but things change when they begin falling for Rhiannon.

Release date: Feb. 23 (Click here to watch the trailer.)

Starring: Maria Bello, Angourie Rice, Debby Ryan

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $9.89+

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7. The Death Cure by James Dashner

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, youtube.com

What it’s about: In the third installment of the Maze Runner series, Thomas attempts to rescue his friends and journeys to find a cure for a deadly disease.

Release date: Jan. 26 (Click here to watch the trailer.)

Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O'Brien, Walton Goggins

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $9.38+

8. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Penguin, Twitter: @angiecthomas

What it’s about: Starr witnesses her good friend Khalil being shot and killed by the police for doing nothing wrong, and she has to decide if she can gain the courage to stand up for justice.

Release date: 2018

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Issa Rae, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie. See more of the cast here!

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $10.79+

9. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Doubleday, EW / Photograph by Ruven Afanador / Via ew.com

What it’s about: Rachel Chu heads to Singapore with her boyfriend for his best friend’s wedding and discovers that her wealthy boyfriend is not exactly who he appears to be.

Release date: Aug. 17

Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $12+

10. Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Balzar + Bray, Jonathan Leibson / Getty

What it’s about: Willowdean Dickson is a self-proclaimed fat girl who sets out to reclaim her confidence by entering her small town's beauty pageant to prove she deserves her place in the spotlight as much as any other girl.

Release date: 2018

Starring: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Benward. See more of the cast here!

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $8.86+

11. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Little, Brown and Company, Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

What it’s about: 15-year-old Bee tries to track down her anxiety-ridden mother after her mysterious disappearance.

Release date: May 11

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $8.78+

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12. Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley

Riverhead Books, Robin Marchant

What it’s about: The gay son of a baptist preacher is outed and is forced to participate in a church-supported conversion program.

Release date: Sept. 28

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $10.87+

13. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Dial Press, Tim P. Whitby / Getty

What it’s about: After World War II, a writer connects with the residents of the island of Guernsey and begins to chronicle their story.

Release date: April 20

Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $11.06+

14. Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, IMDB / imdb.com

What it’s about: Hamlet's young Ophelia is the star of her own story in this adaptation.

Release date: 2018

Starring: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $9.92+

15. The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

Knopf, Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty

What it’s about: A follow-up to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, we again get to follow incredible computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and her partner-in-crime Mikael Blomkvist for another journey filled with spies, cybercriminals, and corrupt government officials.

Release date: Oct. 19

Starring: Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $8.49+

16. The Black Hand by Stephan Talty

Touchstone Books, Angela Weiss / AFP / Getty Images

What it’s about: Based on the true story of a NYPD cop — nicknamed the “Italian Sherlock Holmes” — who continually goes after the Mob in the early 1900s.

Release date: 2018

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $15.99+

17. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Disney Hyperion, Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

What it’s about: After a disease kills 98% of the world’s children, the 2% remaining are sent to internment camps until a 16-year-old girl escapes and joins other teens on the run.

Release date: Sept. 14

Starring: Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Amandla Stenberg

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $8+

18. Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet by Joanne Proulx

Viking, IMDB / imdb.com

What it’s about: Luke Monaghan foresees the death of his new best friend, Stan, who also happens to be the most popular kid at school. As the days pass and the premonition begins to come true, Luke must deal with the repercussions of being someone who foresaw a tragedy.

Release date: 2018

Starring: Cameron Monaghan, Grayson Gabriel, Peyton List, Juliette Lewis

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $8.03+

19. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Philomel Books, IMBD / imdb.com

What it’s about: Lina and her family are deported from Lithuania to a Siberian work camp under Stalin's orders and must survive against all odds. The movie has been retitled Ashes in the Snow.

Release date: 2018

Starring: Sophie Cookson, Peter Franzén, Martin Wallström

Buy the book on Amazon starting at $9.86+

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