10 books to read before they become movies this year - XX Chromosomes

10 books to read before they become movies this year

Hollywood releases tens of movies based on books each year. I love moves as much as I love books, so the adaptations are something what I am most excited about.
There are a lot of books that I love, hitting the theaters in 2014 — like DivergentMockingjay, Gone Girl... I really hope Hollywood don't ruin the brilliant stories.

If you want to make movies-inspired reading list, check out the 10 books to read before they become movies this year.
10 books to read before they become movies this year

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenPlot: An awesome, heartbreaking story about two teenagers who are in love, battling cancer together.

Release date of the movie: 6 June 2014

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Shailene Woodley (She's absolutely stunning!), Ansel Elgort (he's also is gonna be in the Divergent movie, you may know him from the horror Carrie, which was one of the best horrors for the last couple of years) .

Read the book!

The Fault in Our Stars - The movie
The Fault in Our Stars - The movie

Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow

Here Be Monsters!
Plot: An orphan raised by underground monsters, trying to save his friends from an evil exterminator. The books is part of The Ratbridge Chronicles. The name of the movies is gonna be "The Boxtrolls".
I have very big expectations of this movie, as I loved the book.

Release date of the movie: 26 September 2014

Starring: The voices of the great Simon Pegg, the living legend Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Tracy Morgan, Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, anyone? Brilliant show!)

The Boxtrolls - The movie

The Boxtrolls

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Plot: An extraordinary girl fights for her life in a cruel dystopian world. One of the most popular books for the last couple of years. I am sure that the movie is gonna be a big success. If you still haven't read the book, go get it!
If you already read it, you can check my post about books like Divergent.

Release date of the movie: 21 March 2014

Starring: The beautiful Shailene Woodley is gonna be in this movie too. I recon she's gonna be one of the hottest Hollywood stars in 2014!
The rest of the cast: Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Theo James (you may know him from Underworld: Awakening)

Divergent - The Movie

Divergent - The Movie

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy
Plot: Rose Hathaway is a half-vampire, half-human, who's training to be guardian at St. Vladimir's Academy.

Release date of the movie: 7 February 2014

Starring: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry (I admit, I never heard of her before), Olga Kurylenko, Sarah Hyland (I love Modern Family!)

Vampire Academy - The movie

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl
Plot: The police investigating the strange disappearance of a woman who went missing on the day of her wedding anniversary. Mark my words, that movie is gonna be one of the best of 2014! Not only because the book was absolutely amazing, but because of the great cast!

Release date of the movie: 3 October 2014

Starring: Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Emily Ratajkowski, Sela Ward

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner
Plot: A group of teenagers are trapped in complex maze full of evil monsters, and hidden traps. They are surprised by the arrival of an unknown girl.
I am so excited about this one! I loved the book and I think it's gonna make a great movie. I a in love with post-apocalyptic movies.

Release date of the movie: 19 September 2014

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Patricia Clarkson, Ki Hong Lee

The Maze Runner - The movie

The Maze Runner - The movie

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Plot: A women loses her mother because of a cancer and decides to start a long trip into the wilderness alone.
That's the movie I am MOST excited about in 2014. As I mentioned in some of my previous posts that's one of the books that changed my life.

I listed it in my 22 books that will change your life post.

Release date of the movie: TBA 2014

Starring: Reese Witherspoon (she's perfect for the role), Gaby Hoffmann, Charles Baker, Laura Dern, Kevin Rankin, Michiel Huisman

Serena by Ron Rash

Serena - A novel
Plot: George and Serena Pemberton living in Depression-era, on their journey of creating a timber empire. I'm really looking forward to this movie.

Release date of the movie: TBA 2014

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, Sean Harris

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Plot: An escaped convict hitches a ride with lonely divorced woman and her teenage son, and later holds them hostages in their own home. You must read the book!

Release date of the movie: 31 January 2014

Starring: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire, Tom Lipinski, Maika Monroe, J.K. Simmons

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

This is Where I Leave You

Plot: A man reunites with his Jewish family as he's trying to fulfill his dying dad's last wish. I am expecting a quality comedy movie! Jason Bateman is in it too!

Release date of the movie: 12 September 2014

Starring: Jason Bateman and Tina Fey in one movie! Awesomeness overload! Some other stars in the movie: Abigail Spencer, Connie Britton, Jane Fonda, Kathryn Hahn, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant

What book would you make into a movie? Also, which move based on a book are you looking forward to the most in 2014? 


  1. I have read most of these, gotta get through the others soon!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. Labour Day looks so good, I NEED to read the book! Also, Serena I haven't heard of but it looks great. I'm a big fan of Jennifer Lawrence! The Maze Runner looks like my kind of story, I want to get my hands on that one too. You have just majorly added to my TBR list haha!

  3. All of these are on my to-read list and I'm currently working on "Gone Girl". It's really good so far!

    - Kerri


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