Books to Read Before They Hit the Screens

by Pam Carlota   |  Mar 1, 2017
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If you're the type who doesn't want to be caught off-guard by watching shows or movies based on books you haven't read before, here's your chance to be prepared, Candy Girls! We listed down all the books you can read so you could get ahead!

  1. Valérian and Laureline by Pierre Christin

The movie featuring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and Rihanna was originally a comic book series by Pierre Christin in 1967 and its latest installment to the series was published last 2010. You can still catch up on the story since the premiere of the movie is set on July 21, 2017.

  1. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


Before I Fall is a story about a 17-year-old Sam Kingston who relives the day of her death every day for a week. But you need to read fast, you guys! This movie was originally scheduled to release on April 7, but was moved earlier to be released on March 3.

  1. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

This is the series that Selena Gomez is involved in as executive producer. The book tells the story of Hannah Baker, who recently committed suicide and recorded her suicide letter on cassette tapes. She explains the 13 reasons why she decided to end her life in the recordings. The Netflix drama is set for release on March 31.

  1. The Zookeeper's Wife by Dianne Ackerman

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This war drama film is a true story about a zookeeper couple who saved many humans and animals during WWII. The movie will also be released on March 31. 

  1. The Circle by Dave Eggers

The Circle is an American thriller starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. The book tells the story of recent graduate Mae Holland, who took a job in a powerful internet company, and as she continues working there, things start to fall apart and go wrong. The movie is scheduled for release on April 28, 2017. 

  1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon


Everything, Everything is a young adult romance novel about an 18-year-old Madeline Whittier who experienced "baby blue disease". The release date of the film is on September 6, 2017.

  1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle

Did you know that a Filipino child actor is joining the cast of this Disney film? The classic tale is set for release on April 6, next year.

  1. Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Laurene Myracle

To add to your John Green book list, Let it Snow was originally set for release in April last year, but you can still get your reading in because the release date was moved to November 22 this year! 

Which one are you going to read next, Candy Girls? Tell us what you think in the comments!

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