If you are looking for a good book to read, check out this list of books becoming movies in 2018.
Are you one of those people, like me, that loves to read the book before you see the movie adaptation? There are some really popular books with movie adaptations set to release in 2018. If you are looking for a good book to read, check out this list of books becoming movies in 2018.
I have read a number of the books on this list already. I’m really excited for A Wrinkle in Time and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I thought Where’d You Go, Bernadette was laugh out loud funny and I’m thrilled to see Kristin Wiig is starring in that one. It’s going to be great! I haven’t read First Man yet but I think I’ll have to add it to my list. This looks like a movie my hubby would love to go see and it has Ryan Gosling and Kyle Chandler in it. Yes, please!
At the bottom of the list you’ll see a few that are slated for 2018 but don’t have release dates associated with them yet. One of those, The Lost Wife, looks right up my alley. And I’m excited to take the kids to see many of the films on the list too, I think 2018 has the potential to be really great for movies!
The Big List – 18 Books Becoming Movies in 2018
#1 | 12 Strong by Doug Stanton
Read The Reviews: 12 Strong (4.6/5 stars)
Release Date: January 19, 2018 (Watch the Trailer)
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon
#2 | Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Read The Reviews: Peter Rabbit (4.3/5 stars)
Release Date: February 9, 2018 (Watch the Trailer)
Starring: James Corden, Rose Byrne, Daisy Ridley
#3 | The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith
What It’s About: A young man loves his grandfather, but also loves his bedroom. When grandpa’s wife dies, he moves in. His bad leg means he can’t stay in the attic bedroom, so guess who gives up his beloved bedroom?
Read The Reviews: The War with Grandpa (4.5/5 stars)
Release Date: February 23, 2018
Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken
#4 | Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
What It’s About: In seeking answers to her husband’s tragic disappearance, a biologist volunteers for an expedition into an area sealed off by the government for the last 30 years as an environmental disaster zone.
Read The Reviews: Annihilation (3.6/5 stars)
Release Date: February 23, 2018 (Watch the Trailer)
Starring: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac
#5 | Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
What It’s About: A Russian intelligence officer (Lawrence) is ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, and to operate against a young CIA agent who handles the agency’s most important Russian mole.
Release Date: March 2, 2018 (Watch the Trailer)
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons
#6 | A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
What It’s About: Follows a young girl traumatized by the disappearance of her scientist father years before. She finds herself on an interplanetary journey with a schoolmate and her younger brother to find her father. They are aided by a trio of supernatural beings.
Read The Reviews: A Wrinkle in Time (4.5/5 stars)
Release Date: March 9, 2018 (Watch the Trailer)
Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling
#7 | Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertelli
What It’s About: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online.
Read The Reviews: Simon vs. the Home Sapiens Agenda (4.7/5 stars)
Release Date: March 16, 2018 (Watch the Trailer)
Starring: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner
#8 | Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
What It’s About: The story set in a virtual world called Oasis, in which a teenager finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the reclusive and enigmatic founder of the game dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize.
Read The Reviews: Ready Player One (4.6/5 stars)
Release Date: March 30, 2018 (Watch the Trailer)
Starring: TJ Miller, Olivia Cooke Directed by: Steven Spielberg
#9 | The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
What It’s About: The story follows a writer, as she forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.
Read The Reviews: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (4.7/5 stars)
Release Date: April 20, 2018
Starring: Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay
#10 | Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
What It’s About: The story of a brilliant but slightly unhinged woman, a once-famous Los Angeles architect turned recluse, who abruptly disappears, leaving her Microsoft-guru husband and devoted eighth-grade daughter determined to find her.
Read The Reviews: Where’d You Go, Bernadette (4.2/5 stars)
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Starring: Kristin Wiig, Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup
#11 | Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
What It’s About: A hilarious look at three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families whose predilection for gossip and scheming reaches fever pitch when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his American-born Chinese girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
Read The Reviews: Crazy Rich Asians (4/5 stars)
Release Date: August 17, 2018 (Watch the Trailer)
Starring: Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh, Constance Wu
#12 | The House with a Clock in it’s Walls by John Bellairs
Read The Reviews: The House with a Clock in it’s Walls (4.5/5 stars)
Release Date: September 21, 2018
Starring: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle Maclachlan
#13 | Boy Erased by Garrard Conley
What It’s About: The story of Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is quickly pressured into attending a gay conversion therapy program. It is within the program that Jared comes into conflict with its head therapist.
Read The Reviews: Boy Erased (4.3/5 stars)
Release Date: September 28, 2018
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman
#14 | First Man by James R. Hansen
Read The Reviews: First Man (4.2/5 stars)
Release Date: October 12, 2018
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kyle Chandler
#15 | The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
What It’s About: The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera.
Read The Reviews: The Jungle Book (4.4/5 stars)
Release Date: October 19, 2018
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett
#16 | The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
What It’s About: Spider’s Web follows superhacker Lisbeth Salander and investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist as they find themselves at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt governments.
Read The Reviews: The Girl in the Spider’s Web (3.9/5 stars)
Release Date: October 19, 2018
Starring: Claire Foy
#17 | How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Read The Reviews: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (4.8/5 stars)
Release Date: November 9, 2018
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch Music by: Danny Elfman
#18 | Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers
What It’s About: The story is set in Depression-era London and revolves around a now-grown Michael Banks, who has children of his own. In tough times, big sister Jane returns and soon after, their beloved Mary Poppins comes back to help.
Read The Reviews: Mary Poppins Comes Back (4.4/5 stars)
Release Date: December 25, 2018
Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep
Here are a few other Books Becoming Movies in 2018. These are slated for release in 2018 but don’t actually have release dates or many details. Even if they don’t make it for 2018, you’ll have a head start on 2019!
- Let it Snow by John Green
- Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (starring Julianne Moore)
- Ophelia by Lisa Klein (starring Naomi Watts, Daisy Ridley)
- The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (starring Johnny Depp)
- The Black Hand by Stephan Talty (starring Leonardo DiCaprio)
- The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
And if you love to read, don’t miss our previous lists:
What Books Becoming Movies in 2018 are you most excited about? How many have you already read?