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100 Books to Read Before They're Movies

Dec 6 2014 - 5:30am

There are always going to be books that are being made into movies [1], and we love to read them before they get the big-screen treatment as much as you do. If you like being able to say the book was better (isn't it always?), then we have 100 novels to dive into. Click through and see which books you need to add to your shelf — before they get to the theater.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

Six Years by Harlan Coben

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Serena by Ron Rash

We Froze the First Man by Robert F. Nelson

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Into the Forest by Jean Hegland

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

Child of God by Cormac McCarthy

The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison

Get Her Off the Pitch by Lynne Truss

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

Brilliance by Marcus Sakey

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

A Hologram For the King by Dave Eggers

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

The Driftless Area by Tom Drury

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas

The Merciless by Danielle Vega

Climb to Conquer by Peter Shelton

Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Secret in Their Eyes by Eduardo Sacheri

American Sniper by Chris Kyle

American Pastoral by Philip Roth

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Van Cliburn by Howard Reich

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

The Mortdecai Trilogy by Kyril Bonfiglioli

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

The Martian by Andy Weir

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

Struck by Genius by Jason Padgett

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

American Tabloid by James Ellroy

Sister by Rosamund Lupton

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa by Michael Finkel

The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero by William Kalush and Larry Sloman

The Keep by Jennifer Egan

King of Heists by J. North Conway

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

The Diary of a Chambermaid by Octave Mirbeau

The Game by Neil Strauss

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Room by Emma Donoghue

The Art of the Engine Driver by Steven Carroll

Paper Towns by John Green

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

Silence by Shusaku Endo

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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