Five for Friday: 5 Books you should read before their adaptation is released

To_All_The_Boys_I've_Loved_Before_Movie_CoverIn celebration of the release of the Netflix movie of All the Boys I’ve Loved Before- which is released a week today- on the 17th- I thought we could count down five books either soon to be released, in production or rumoured to be made into an adaptation so you don’t end up missing out again.

If you are anything like me you like to read the book before you watch the movie, and then you forget to read the book and then the film comes out and you are stuck not knowing whether to watch it without having read it, or try and cram it the night before- I’m hoping researching this list will stop me making that mistake again.

1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


The Hate U Give has become one of the most successful YA books of all time, and it’s rightly deserved. It’s an incredibly moving and important narrative on the reality of black young people in the US, and I highly recommend you read it.

The movie adaptation, featuring Amandla Steinberg, is coming out on October 19th.

[Watch the trailer] [Add to Goodreads]

2. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken


The Darkest Minds is also a movie featuring Amandla Steinberg, and hopefully it will be successful enough for us to get a sequel- go see it please?

Its already out by the time this post goes up- on the 3rd of August in the US and today!- the 10th in the UK- but you still have some time!

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3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas


News broke a while ago that SJM’s series Throne of Glass had been optioned to be adapted into a TV series.


There’s been no news about it recently, but with a series as successful as Throne of Glass it seems like inevitably it will be made into either a TV series or movie eventually.

4. The Diabolic by SJ Kincaid


The Diabolic was optioned when it was first released, but even if it ends up coming to nothing I highly recommend giving it a read- it’s a really good book which I could see being translated for cinema well.

5. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira


This book was picked up a while ago, and is being produced by the same team behind Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars. I’ve had this on my shelf for eons, and now I finally have the push I needed to get around to it!

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