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Summer Reading List: 50 Books to Read Before They're Movies

Aug 28 2014 - 7:00am

New books are constantly being turned into movies [1], with reader favorites like Insurgent and Wild coming to life. Hollywood is always mining the bookshelf for new ideas, and it usually picks well — even if we think the book is better. With that in mind, we have a new crop of books that will be adapted into movies, according to recent announcements, along with a few titles that are set to be released in theaters soon. Since Summer is winding down, it's high time you picked up a new book. Scroll through to see what you should read next!

Paper Towns by John Green

You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Secret in Their Eyes by Eduardo Sacheri

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Driftless Area by Tom Drury

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

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

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

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

Facing the Wind by Julie Salamon

Men of Granite by William McGee

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

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

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Room by Emma Donoghue

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

Silence by Shusaku Endo

American Sniper by Chris Kyle

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Into the Forest by Jean Hegland

Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill

Serena by Ron Rash

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Switch by Elmore Leonard

Hector and the Search For Happiness by Francois Lelord

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

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