18 Must-Read Books Becoming Movies in 2018

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on January 8, 2018

The New Year brings new year resolutions. Some of mine are to read more books, indulge in more quiet time, grow more plants, and focus on myself. I love a good book and watching movies based on books so I can compare them. Here are 18 must-read books becoming movies in 2018 that I’m adding to my must-read list for this year.

18 Books Becoming Movies in 2018

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Based on the bookThe Death Cure (Maze Runner, (Book Three) by  James Dashner.

About: The third book in the maze runner series, young hero Thomas attempts to take down WICKED, the big bad organization. A dystopian world that will give you the chills.

Release date: January 26, 2018

Peter Rabbit

Based on the book: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

About: The classic tail of rebellious rabbit Peter Rabbit trying to sneak into farmer McGregor’s vegetable garden. A good one to take the kids to!

Release date: February 9, 2018

50 Shades Freed

Based on the book: 50 Shades Freed by E.L. James

About: Book three in the 50 Shades of Gray series. Follow Christian and Ana to see what their future together holds. A must-read if you enjoyed the first 2 in the series.

Release date: February 9, 2018

Every Day

Based on the book: Every Day by David Levithan

About: A 16 year old who falls in love with a traveling soul. This soul wakes up in a different body, as a different person each day.

Release date: February 23, 2018

The War with Grandpa

Based on the book: The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith

About: At first Peter is excited to have Grandpa come live with them. But, after being forced to give up his room to Grandpa, this mischievous boy devises pranks to get Grandpa to move out. (I can remember reading this book when I was in elementary school and just bought it for my little girl before writing this post!)

Release date: February 23, 2018


Based on the book: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

About: A biologist signs up for an expedition to area X, a mysterious place where her husband disappeared.

Release date: February 23, 2018

A Wrinkle In Time

Based on the book: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

About: Part superhero tale, part science fiction, brave Meg travels through space and time to rescue her missing father with the help of some misfit friends.

Release date: March 9, 2018

Love, Simon

Based on the book: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

About: High school student Simon hasn’t told anyone he’s gay, but he’s been flirting online with an anonymous classmate. Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he gets pushed out.

Release date: March 16, 2018

Ready Player One

Based on the book: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

About: A sci-fi story set in 2045 where the world is in chaos. People have found sanctuary in OASIS a virtual reality game. When the creator of this universe dies he challenges players to find an his fortune, hidden as an Easter egg in the game. 

Release date: March 30, 2018

The Invisible Man

Based on the book: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

About: A scientist that creates a serum that makes him invisible and then slowly goes mad!

Release date: April 13, 2018

The Darkest Minds

Based on the book: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

About: A mysterious disease kills 98% of American children. When Ruby wakes up on her 10th birthday, something has changed. She is part of the 2% who survived and she has now developed superpowers and is locked away, with the other remains children in government camps.

Release date: September 14, 2018

Boy Erased

Based on the book: Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family by Garrard Conley

About: The story of the son of a pastor who is faced with the dilemma of going to gay conversion therapy or being shunned by his family. The true story of one man’s struggle in small town America.

Release date: September 28, 2018

First Man

Based on the book: First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen.

About: A look at the life of Neil Armstrong  the legendary astronaut, and the space mission that lead him to become the first man to walk on the moon.

Release date: October 12, 2018

Ashes in the Snow

Based on the book: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

About: A story of extreme hardships as families are forced to relocate from Lithuania after the Russian invasion. Follow the story of a family who is moved to a forced-labor camp in Siberia.  “Brave Lina is a heroine young and old readers can believe in.”–Entertainment Weekly

Release date: TBA 2018


Based on the book: Ophelia by Lisa Klein

About: A reimagining of the tale of Hamlet, told from Ophelia’s point of view.

Release date: TBA 2018

The Lost Wife

Based on the book: The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

About: Two young lover’s dreams are shattered by the Nazi invasion in WWII. Decades later, in NY an unexpected encounter could give them a second chance at their first love.

Release date: TBA 2018

All The Bright Places

Based on the book: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

About: Theodore wants to die, Violet counts the days until her graduation when she can live her town.  They meet in a bell tower and become best friends. But, as Violet’s world grows, Theodore’s shrinks. Can Violet save the boy she’s grown to love?

Release date: TBA 2018

The Bell Jar

Based on the book: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

About: Chronicles of the young Esther as her life spirals out of control as she struggles with a breakdown and mental illness.

Release date: TBA 2018

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