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Feb 3

According to these articles (one, two, and three), many book-to-movie adaptations are going to come out during 2014. I have decided to share the lists and to tell you a little bit about which of these movies I’m excited about and which of the books I’ve read.

I. Books I’ve Already Read

  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Can I just tell you how unbelievably excited I became when I found out that Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was being made into a movie? I loved this book so much as a child and I talk about it pretty often. I’m ecstatic about this! I can’t wait for the trailer!

II. Books I’m Currently Reading

  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I picked this book up because I found out that the movie comes out the weekend before my birthday. I had planned to read it anyway, but now that there’s a movie, a movie that I can see on the worst-movie-weekend of the year (the weekend before Valentine’s Day), I’m pretty pleased and eager. Expect a review for it soon, since I’m reading it very quickly.

III. Books I Already Planned To Read Before I Knew About The Movies

  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman

I’ve heard incredible things about Gayle Forman’s writing through BookTube videos. I’ve never heard of her before, but I am compelled to read everything by her now (as long as I like the first book of hers that I read). Gillian Flynn’s plot ideas don’t seem like my cup of tea, but I’m going to check out Gone Girl at least to see what the heck everyone is talking about.

IV. Books I Will Read Because of the Upcoming Movies

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
  • The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  • A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  • Hector and the Search For Happiness by Francois Lelord
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  • Endless Love by Scott Spencer
  • Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

As the subtitle suggests, these are all books that I either didn’t know about or had zero interest in until I heard that they are being made into movies. I love reading books that are going to be turned into movies, because they feel as though they have a reward waiting for me at the end. For those of these that I’ve heard of and never had interest in (The Giver and The Best of Me), the movie definitely created the interest. But for many of these, I would not have heard about them if it weren’t for these articles, so I am very excited to read them!