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100 Books to Read Before They're Movies

Nov 10 2015 - 6:00pm

There are always going to be books that are being made into movies [1], and we love to read them before they get the big-screen treatment as much as you do. If you like being able to say the book was better (isn't it always?), then we have 100 novels to dive into. Click through and see which books you need to add to your shelf — before they get to the theater.

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Silence by Shusaku Endo

King of Heists by J. North Conway

Brilliance by Marcus Sakey

Get Her Off the Pitch by Lynne Truss

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen

The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud

Home Is Burning by Dan Marshall

It's What I Do by Lynsey Addario

Six Years by Harlan Coben

The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray

The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

American Tabloid by James Ellroy

The Art of the Engine Driver by Steven Carroll

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Facing the Wind by Julie Salamon

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Sister by Rosamund Lupton

1984 by George Orwell

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Struck by Genius by Jason Padgett

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey by Peter Carlson

The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Circle by Dave Eggers

The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers

One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Driftless Area by Tom Drury

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Inferno by Dan Brown

The Merciless by Danielle Vega

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker

Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

Men of Granite by William McGee

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith

The November Criminals by Sam Munson

The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

The Diary of a Chambermaid by Octave Mirbeau

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo

Love May Fail by Matthew Quick

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

A Hologram For the King by Dave Eggers

High Rise by JG Ballard

Climb to Conquer by Peter Shelton

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison

Van Cliburn by Howard Reich

The Game by Neil Strauss

The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero by William Kalush and Larry Sloman

The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes

Goat by Brad Land

In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Secret in Their Eyes by Eduardo Sacheri

Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion

American Pastoral by Philip Roth

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

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