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11 Books to Read Before Their Movie & TV Adaptations Come Out


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Some books are written so vividly, you can’t help but want to see the story unfold visually after consuming it by word. Sometimes you can even envision a specific actor who would be perfect for a certain book character’s role, creating a book-film hybrid in your head as you devour every chapter. Lucky for us, several of today’s best books have movie and TV show adaptations in the works. From Taylor Jenkins Reid’s emotionally-stirring Daisy Jones & The Six to Alice Feeney’s chilling mystery, Sometimes I Lie, there are over a dozen book-based productions coming down the pike in the next two years, and we cannot wait to see them.

Read on for book summaries and adaptation details, including which actors are currently being speculated as cast members, when each production will release, where you can snag your copy of each book, and more. Add them to your TBR list so you can join heated debates about whether the book or show is better once the adaptations hit the big screen! Or, even better, use this list as holiday shopping inspo for the book lover in your life with the season of giving quickly approaching.

As an added bonus, we’re also including five books at the end of the list that we think are excellent candidates for adaptations — just in case you need a few more options to add to your reading list.

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