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10 books being made into movies in 2019 you need to read

The trend of turning books into movies continues into this brand new year of 2019. While there seems to be too many books being turned into into dramas or Netflix original series to catch up with, here are 10 books you might want to read before they head to the cinema.

1.Pet Sematary by Stephen King (Apr 19)

Who doesn’t love it when Stephen King’s horror novels are turned into movies? Pet Sematary is a 1983 horror story by King which was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1986.

In the 2019 film adaptation of the book, Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) and his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) together with their two young children move from Boston to Maine.

There, the family discovers a mysterious burial ground near the family’s home.

With the successful film adaptation of King’s It in 2017, movie buffs definitely have high expectations for Pet Sematary.

2. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

This is a series of eight science fiction fantasy novels written by Irish author Eoin Colfer. Kenneth Branagh directed the movie adaptation of the film while Michael Goldenberg, Adam Kline and Connor McPherson wrote the screenplay.

In order to rescue his criminal father and restore the family fortune, Artemis Fowl II (Ferdia Shaw) and his servant and bodyguard Butler seek the existence of fairies in hopes of robbing them.

3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Dec 25)

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has been adapted for cinema six times since it was published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869.

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This American classic follows the lives of the four March sisters; Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. It is loosely based on Alcott’s own life and her three sisters.

The movie stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and many more.

4. A Dog’s Way Home (Feb 21)

Dogs are said to be a man’s best friend for many reasons. And one of it is because only a dog would travel more than 400 miles to find her owner.

A Dog’s Way Home is the film adaptation for W. Bruce Cameron’s A Dog’s Purpose.

Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Wes Studi star in this family drama film.

5. The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell (Feb 21)

How far would you go in search of the truth? Author Mark Burnell tells the story of a woman who seeks to uncover the truth behind a plane crash that killed her family.

Stephanie Patrick (Blake Lively) then discovers that the crash was not accidental so she embarks on a mission to track down those responsible by assuming the identity of an assassin.

6. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Feb 28)

After The Hunger Games, we clearly need another young adult dystopian movie so here comes Chaos Walking.

It is based on The Knife of Never Letting Go, the first book of the Chaos Walking series written by British novelist Patrick Ness.

The story is set in a world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts in a stream of images, words and sounds called Noise.

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7. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott might remind you of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.

First-time author Lippincott tells the story of two sick teenagers who could never physically touch each other because of their sickness.

You might need to prepare some tissues both for the book and movie.

8. The Woman in the Window by A.J Finn

Dr. Anna Fox (Amy Adams) is an agoraphobic child psychologist who lives alone in a recluse New York city home.

So she spends her time like any woman would living alone; drinking wine, watching movies and spying on her neighbours.

Then moves in the Russells into the house across her home. While spying on her neighbours, she witnesses a crime and determines whether to call the police.

9. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Oct 11)

This 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner is told in the first person by Theodore Decker who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum.

Then the story follows Theodore (played by Ansel Elgort) where he tumbles through a series of adventures that finds him living in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and later involved in art forgeries.

10. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

If you loved Everything, Everything then you might also fall in love with The Sun is Also A Star.

It is Yoon’s second book after the success of Everything, Everything which was also turned into a movie in 2017.

The story follows a girl played by Yara Shahidi who falls in love in the midst of family conflict.

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What are you waiting for? Read these books before they hit the cinema.

Patricia Hului
Patricia Hului is a Kayan who wants to live in a world where you can eat whatever you want and not gain weight. She grew up in Bintulu, Sarawak and graduated from the University Malaysia Sabah with a degree in Marine Science. She worked for The Borneo Post SEEDS, which is now defunct. When she's not writing, you can find her in a studio taking belly dance classes, hiking up a hill or browsing through Pinterest. Follow her on Instagram at @patriciahului, Facebook at Patricia Hului at Kajomag.com or Twitter at @patriciahului.
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