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10 Books Coming to a Movie Theater Near You

Erin Flaaen is a corporate marketing assistant at Simon and Schuster. Despite her innocent appearance, she loves dark stories, having been strongly influenced by Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner as a teenager. Originally from Arizona, she moved to New York in 2014 and now spends her days being constantly confused by the weather, craving Mexican food, and reading books on trains.

I’m not really a film critic. When it comes to book to movie adaptations, though, I suddenly become the one person everyone wants (or doesn’t want) to go to the theater with. That’s because I will laugh, I will cry, and I will critique. Here are ten book-to-movie adaptations that I look forward to dissecting in copious detail in the coming months.


Brain on Fire
by Susannah Cahalan
In this heartbreaking memoir, Susannah Cahalan details her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith, and her lifesaving diagnosis with the rare autoimmune disorder encephalitis. Chloë Grace Montz takes this gripping medical mystery to the silver screen. RELEASE DATE: 2016
Brain on Fire
Susannah Cahalan

Susannah Cahalan awakes in a hospital room, strapped to the bed. Crazy? Psychotic? Mental breakdown? BRAIN ON FIRE is her story of a devastating autoimmune disease misdiagnosed over and over—all while it appears she is losing her mind.

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The Choice
by Nicholas Sparks

When Gabby Holland moves in next door, Travis Parker abandons his once coveted carefree lifestyle, beginning a tale of lost and found love. IN THEATERS NOW.

The Choice
Nicholas Sparks

When Gabby Holland moves in next door, Travis Parker abandons his once coveted carefree lifestyle, beginning a tale of lost and found love. IN THEATERS NOW.

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By Erin Flaaen | February 25, 2016

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How to Be Single
by Liz Tuccillo

Tired of being eternally single, Julie Jenson sets out to discover how women around the world deal with singledom. From Paris to Brazil to Sydney to Beijing, Julie falls in love, gets her heart broken, and learns more than she imagined. IN THEATERS NOW.

How to Be Single
Liz Tuccillo

Tired of being eternally single, Julie Jenson sets out to discover how women around the world deal with singledom. From Paris to Brazil to Sydney to Beijing, Julie falls in love, gets her heart broken, and learns more than she imagined. IN THEATERS NOW.

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By Erin Flaaen | February 25, 2016

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The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
If you loved GONE GIRL, this one’s for you! When Rachel’s view from the commuter train reveals something shocking, she can’t keep it to herself, setting off a disastrous chain of events. Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux star in the film adaptation of this Hitchcockian thriller. RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2016
The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins

On her daily train ride, Rachel witnesses something shocking among the stretch of cozy suburban homes she once brazenly surveyed. She involves the police and is irrevocably entangled in the mess that unfolds. An obsessive read with captivating unreliable narration, GIRL ON THE TRAIN is a stunning Hitchcockian debut.

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Inferno
by Dan Brown

In Ron Howard’s new film, with an assassin on his trail, Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) and a resourceful doctor (Felicity Jones) embark on a harrowing journey to unravel a series of codes left by a brilliant scientist who was obsessed with the end of the world. RELEASE DATE: October 14, 2016

Inferno
Dan Brown

In Ron Howard’s new film, with an assassin on his trail, Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) and a resourceful doctor (Felicity Jones) embark on a harrowing journey to unravel a series of codes left by a brilliant scientist who was obsessed with the end of the world. RELEASE DATE: October 14, 2016

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The Queen of Katwe
by Tim Crothers

Here’s the remarkable true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenage chess prodigy growing up in Uganda, one of the world’s most unstable countries. Starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, THE QUEEN OF KATWE will continue to inspire millions from the pages to the screen. RELEASE DATE: 2016

The Queen of Katwe
Tim Crothers

Here’s the remarkable true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenage chess prodigy growing up in Uganda, one of the world’s most unstable countries. Starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, THE QUEEN OF KATWE will continue to inspire millions from the pages to the screen. RELEASE DATE: 2016

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American Pastoral
by Philip Roth

In postwar America, Swede Levov watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart when his daughter’s new political affiliation leads to a savage act of political terrorism. Nearly twenty years after its publication, AMERICAN PASTORAL remains extremely relevant and well worth reading. The film stars Ewan McGregor, Dakota Fanning, and Jennifer Connelly. RELEASE DATE: 2016

American Pastoral
Philip Roth

In postwar America, Swede Levov watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart when his daughter’s new political affiliation leads to a savage act of political terrorism. Nearly twenty years after its publication, AMERICAN PASTORAL remains extremely relevant and well worth reading. The film stars Ewan McGregor, Dakota Fanning, and Jennifer Connelly. RELEASE DATE: 2016

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The Zookeeper's Wife
by Diane Ackerman

After the Warsaw zoo is bombed, zookeeper Jan Zabinski and his wife Antonia (played by Jessica Chastain) manage to save more than three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in empty animal cages. This stunning piece of World War II literature is based on a true story. RELEASE DATE: 2016

The Zookeeper's Wife
Diane Ackerman

After the Warsaw zoo is bombed, zookeeper Jan Zabinski and his wife Antonia (played by Jessica Chastain) manage to save more than three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in empty animal cages. This stunning piece of World War II literature is based on a true story. RELEASE DATE: 2016

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The Lost City of Z
by David Grann

In 1925, British explorer Percy Fawcett set off into the Amazon rainforest in search of a fabled civilization, only to never return. In this piece of narrative nonfiction, David Grann begins his own quest into the Amazon, interweaving Fawcett’s story with his own. Both stories will combine to create an epic adventure for moviegoers. RELEASE DATE: 2016

The Lost City of Z
David Grann

In 1925, British explorer Percy Fawcett set off into the Amazon rainforest in search of a fabled civilization, only to never return. In this piece of narrative nonfiction, David Grann begins his own quest into the Amazon, interweaving Fawcett’s story with his own. Both stories will combine to create an epic adventure for moviegoers. RELEASE DATE: 2016

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The Light Between Oceans
by M. L. Stedman
When a dead man and living baby wash up on the shores of a remote island off the coast of Australia, the lighthouse keeper and his wife decide to claim the baby as their own. When they later return to the mainland, though, they learn their choice has had devastating effects on one life. Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz bring this beloved novel to the big screen. RELEASE DATE: September 2, 2016
The Light Between Oceans
M. L. Stedman

“The world is full of decent people making disastrous decisions. I love a book that can find the beauty in that.”

Read Susan Crandall’s review here.

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