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Horns, by Joe Hill

8 More Books to Read in 2014 Before They Hit the Theaters

There are several more books being adapted to film in 2014 and you may want to read the books (if you haven't already) before they hit the theater. Books adapted to film are always in demand because everyone suddenly wants to read or re-read the book and the wait list can get really long, so get yours soon!

Several of the books listed below are on my Books Worth Reading list and on my To Read lists, so I am excited to see several of these films, and to read the books of course!

Coming to a theater near you:

If I Stay, by Gayle Forman. Due to be released August 22, 2014.

The Switch, by Elmore Leonard is being released as Life of Crime. Due in theaters on August 29, 2014.

The Best of Me, by Nicholas Sparks. The film hits theaters on October 17, 2014

Horns, by Joe Hill. Due in theaters on October 31, 2014.

Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J.Watson. Due in theaters on October 31, 2014.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1, by Suzanne Collins. Due in theaters on November 21, 2014.

Alan Turing: The Enigma, by Andrew Hodges. Being released in theaters as Imitation Game on November 21, 2014.

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Due to hit theaters on December 17, 2014.

Which books on this list are you most looking forward to reading before they make it to the theater?


If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Chantal W. Says: This movie will be released on August 29 and we already have loads of requests for the book, so you may have to read this one after you watch the movie.
Amazon Says: In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, more...
Amazon Says: In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck... A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands. less...
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The Switch by Elmore Leonard
Amazon Says: When two ex-cons kidnap the wife of a wealthy developer for ransom, they soon discover they have a new partner with more lucrative ideas. more...
Amazon Says: When two ex-cons kidnap the wife of a wealthy developer for ransom, they soon discover they have a new partner with more lucrative ideas. less...
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The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Amazon Says: "Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen." In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Co more...
Amazon Says: "Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen." In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths. Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past? less...
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Horns: A Novel by Joe Hill
Chantal W. Says: Should make a good Halloween movie, starring Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame.
Amazon Says: Joe Hill's critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning debut chiller, Heart-Shaped Box, heralded the arrival of new royalty onto the dark fanta more...
Amazon Says: Joe Hill's critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning debut chiller, Heart-Shaped Box, heralded the arrival of new royalty onto the dark fantasy scene. With Horns, he polishes his well-deserved crown. A twisted, terrifying new novel of psychological and supernatural suspense, Horns is a devilishly original triumph for the Ray Bradbury Fellowship recipient whose story collection, 20th Century Ghosts, was also honored with a Bram Stoker Award—and whose emotionally powerful and macabre work has been praised by the New York Times as, "wild, mesmerizing, perversely witty…a Valentine from hell." less...
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Chantal W. Says: Quite a thriller, will the movie live up to the book?
Amazon Says: "As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I’m still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice more...
Amazon Says: "As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I’m still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me. . . ." Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love—all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life. less...
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Alan Turing : The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
Chantal W. Says: Benedict Cumberbatch (aka Sherlock Holmes) anyone?
Amazon Says: Alan Turing (1912-54) was a British mathematician who made history. His breaking of the German U-boat Enigma cipher in World War II ensured Allied-American control of the Atla more...
Amazon Says: Alan Turing (1912-54) was a British mathematician who made history. His breaking of the German U-boat Enigma cipher in World War II ensured Allied-American control of the Atlantic. But Turing's vision went far beyond the desperate wartime struggle. Already in the 1930s he had defined the concept of the universal machine, which underpins the computer revolution. In 1945 he was a pioneer of electronic computer design. But Turing's true goal was the scientific understanding of the mind, brought out in the drama and wit of the famous "Turing test" for machine intelligence and in his prophecy for the twenty-first century. Drawn in to the cockpit of world events and the forefront of technological innovation, Alan Turing was also an innocent and unpretentious gay man trying to live in a society that criminalized him. In 1952 he revealed his homosexuality and was forced to participate in a humiliating treatment program, and was ever after regarded as a security risk. His suicide in 1954 remains one of the many enigmas in an astonishing life story. less...
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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Chantal W. Says: Continuation of the Hunger Games trilogy. I still need to read Catching Fire!
Amazon Says: Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. T more...
Amazon Says: Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year. less...
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The Annotated Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Chantal W. Says: Martin Freeman (aka John Watson) anyone?
Amazon Says: For readers throughout the world, The Hobbit serves as an introduction to the enchanting world of Middle-earth, home of elves, wizards, dwarves, goblins, dragons, orcs and a h more...
Amazon Says: For readers throughout the world, The Hobbit serves as an introduction to the enchanting world of Middle-earth, home of elves, wizards, dwarves, goblins, dragons, orcs and a host of other creatures depicted in The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion -- tales that sprang from the mind of the most beloved author of all time, J.R.R. Tolkien. Newly expanded and completely redesigned, Douglas A. Anderson's The Annotated Hobbit is the definitive explication of the sources, characters, places, and things of J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless classic. Integrated with Anderson's notes and placed alongside the fully restored and corrected text of the original story are more than 150 illustrations showing visual interpretations of The Hobbit specific to many of the cultures that have come to know and love Tolkien's Middle-earth. Tolkien's original line drawings, maps and color paintings are also included, making this the most lavishly informative edition of The Hobbit available. The Annotated Hobbit shows how Tolkien worked as a writer, what his influences and interests were, and how these relate to the invented world of Middle-earth. It gives a valuable overview of Tolkien's life and the publishing history of The Hobbit, and explains how every feature of The Hobbit fits within the rest of Tolkien's invented world. Here we learn how Gollum's character was revised to accommodate the true nature of the One Ring, and we can read the full text of The Quest of Erebor, Gandalf's explanation of how he came to send Bilbo Baggins on his journey with the dwarves. Anderson also makes meaningful and often surprising connections to our own world and literary history -- from Beowulf to The Marvellous Land of Snergs, from the Brothers Grimm to C. S. Lewis. less...
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