The new year is already for two months on its way, so it is time for a new list of books that are / will be filmed to become films in 2018! This post is a listed overview of which books will be seen as film in theatres this year.
Also I have seen along the internet several lists, and I have put everything together and checked with IMDb. The dates mentioned are those looked up today (March, 5th, 2018).
The list sorted by release date
The release date is the date expected to be released in theatres in The Netherlands unless otherwise mentioned.
4th, You Were Never Really Here
25th, The Maze Runner | The Death Cure – James Dashner
1st, 12 Strong – Dough Stanton
8th, Fifty Shades Freed – E.L. James
22nd, Every Day – David Levithan
23rd, War with Grandpa – Robert Kimmel Smith
1st, Red Sparrow – Jason Matthews
12th, Annihilation – Jeff VanderMeer
28th, Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
29th, Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
4th, A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
16th, The Guernsy Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
31st, Lean on Pete – Willy Vlautin
14th, Love, Simon – Becky Albertalli
14th, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – John Callahan
3rd (USA), The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken
9th, The Meg – Steve Alten
16th, Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
17th (USA), Three Seconds – Börge Hellström and Anders Roslund
21st (USA), The House with a Clock in its Walls – John Bellairs
27th, The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters
28th (USA), Little Women – May Alcott
4th, Boy Erased – Garrard Conley
11th, First Man – James R. Hansen
11th, I Still See You – Daniel Waters
19th (USA), Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple
8th, Book Club – book related
15th, Fantastic Beasts | The Crimes of Grindelwald – J.K. Rowling
28th, The Grinch – Dr. Seuss
29th, The Girl in the Spider’s Web – David Lagercrantz
13th, Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve
20th, Mary Poppins Returns – P.L. Travers
To be announced in 2018:
Angels Four – David Nott
Ashes in the Snow – Ruta Sepetys
Beautiful Boy – David Sheff, Nic Sheff
Bel Canto – Ann Patchett
Down a Dark Hall – Lois Duncan
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Mary, Queen of Scots – John Guy
Monster – Walter Dean Myers
Ophelia – Lisa Klein
The Aftermath – Rhidian Brook
The Aspern Papers – Henry James
The Bell Har – Sylvia Plath
The Black Hand – Stephan Talty
The Long Home – William Gay
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
We the Animals – Justin Torres
Zeroville – Steve Erickson
Anno 2019 – All new to the list! Some books are already coming next year!
Total = films
January 25th (USA), The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
March 1st (USA), Chaos Walking – Patrick Ness
October 11th (USA), The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
Unknown exactly, but announced – Total =
I have previously written about films in 2016 and 2017 and unknown coming ups in the blog post: Books to Films in 2016. This list underneath here is an addition to the unknown list.
A Book of Common Prayer
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Great and Terrible Beauty
All the Bright Places
An Ember in the Ashes
Blood of Eden
Blood Red Road
Born to Run
Climb to Conquer
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Depth of Field
East of Eden
Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
Facing the Wind
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
I Would Tell You, But Then I Would Have to Kill You
In the Garden of Beasts
It’s What I Do
King of Heists
Let It Snow – John Green e.o.
Lie Down in Darkness
Looking for Alaska – John Green
Love May Fail
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Men of Granite
One Last Thing Before I Go
Queen of the Tearling
Shadow and Bone
Sorta Like a Rock Star
Struck by Genius
The Age of Miracles
The Alchemist | Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
The Bell Jar
The Billionaire’s Vinegar
The Bone Season
The Chronicles of Narnia | The Silver Chair – C.S. Lewis
The Crowded Room
The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
The Divergent Series | Ascendant – Veronica Roth
The Emperor’s Children
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Giant Under the Snow
The Good Lord Bird
The Grapes of Wrath
The Graveyard Book
The Infernal Devices | Clockwork Angel
The Invisible Man
The Iron Trial
The Looking Glass Wars
The Night Circus
The Psychopath Test
The Raven Cycle
The Rules of Inheritance
The Scorpio Races
The Secret Life of Houdini
The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll
The Silent Wife
The Sky is Everywhere
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The Thin Man
The True American
These Broken Stars
Three Little Words
Three to Kill
Why We Broke Up
You Shall Know Our Velocity
Which film are you looking forward to, to see in theatres this year?
My book review of “Citylights” [EN] / “Licht over de stad” [NL] written by Margreet Maljers
In my view…
Where the first book in the series ‘The Guide – Margreet Maljers‘ left, this sequel starts. It is 1943 and The Netherlands are at war with Germany. In the middle of WWII the story starts. Elja van Lier is now really a young adult and is running a fabrics store in the city of Alkmaar. Her aunts are running a photo shop next to the fabrics store. Her best friend Helmy helps her in the daily routine of being a shop owner. The inhabitants of Alkmaar are having a tough time. In the middle of this WWII lots of people have to buy their food, drinks and basic needs with vouchers. But the vouchers are scarce and as soon as a voucher is valid, it becomes really busy in the fabrics store of Elja. Together with some friends and family she helps refugees and crashed pilots who are wanted by the enemy. Family, love and friendship but also conspiracy. The good versus bad and the incredible kindness of good people that always survives war.
Who would you really trust when a war breaks out? What would you trust? Where do you trust to live then? Those questions I asked myself while I was reading this sequel.
Writing style / spelling
In the book I found only one error, a double printed word. The pace of the writing was at first quick and slowed down towards the middle of the story. A little bit too long slowly for my taste but towards the end it was al quickened up and it made me even wonder how the story would evolve if every year was so descriptive written.
The main character in the story is Elja van Lier. And the other very important characters are her friend Everardus (Evert) Koomen, her aunts Flora & Aline van Henegouwen, the parents and aunts and uncles from Elja and Evert and best friend Helmy and her family are important as well. Together roughly three families and a many other persons. But you discover that in the book otherwise a complete story would already be told.
I hope you like the book too. It is worth to read it! I am not telling about the story too much– never do in my book reviews – you have to read the book yourself and make your own opinion.
The new year has started so it is time for a new list of books that are / will be filmed to become films in 2016! This post is a listed overview of which books will be seen as film in theatres this year.
Also I have seen along the internet several lists, and I have put everything together and checked with IMDb. The dates mentioned are those looked up today (January 5th, 2016). If a book was not mentioned in the media before in those lists – as far as I have seen – I have written New to the list beneath the title to make it clear. If I write …As in…means the author(s) of the book wrote a … kind of book.
The list sorted by release date
January 2016 – Total = 6 films
14th, The Danish Girl – David Ebershoff
21th, Legend – John Pearson New to the list!
21th, The Big Short – Michael Lewis New to the list!
28th, The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
28th, The Revenant – Michael Punke New to the list! And partly based on the novel.
28th, The Finest Hours – Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias New to the list!
My book review of “De Lege Stad [NL] / The Empty City [EN]” written by Simone van der Vlugt
In my view…
This is another historical novel written by Simone van der Vlugt. But this time the history is a bit closer. The story takes place just before, during and shortly after the World War II. It is all focused on a woman living in Rotterdam with her family and friends. This town, Rotterdam, the city where I live now, 70 years later after the end of the war. The city has still its antebellum characteristics. Which makes this books beautiful because it is really good imaginable how the people lived through those hard years.
My book review of “De Gids [NL] / The Guide [EN]” written by Margreet Maljers
In my view…
This book tells it’s story during the World War II. The year is 1939 and the main character Elja van Lier is only 18 years young. Family plays a major role in her daily life and she sees many new faces and get to know some of them better. Resistance, hiding and the ordinary person who is more and more suffering by the war.
In my view… An historic true film about the World War II, but a different one than you mostly expect when somebody says: a film about the World War II. Most of the times you expect fighting soldiers, the smoke of the guns, the huge tanks in the narrow streets of the old towns, bunkers, submarine dramas and sharp sound of falling bombs out of the sky from swift airplanes. But no, this film is not focussing on that. The film is based on the real-life story of Alan Turing, a genius cryptanalyst whose job is during the war to solve the messenger code of the Germans called Enigma.