POPSUGAR Entertainment

100 Books to Read Before They're Movies

Feb 18 2014 - 4:30pm

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.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Room by Emma Donoghue

The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

Angel Baby by Richard Lange

A Hologram For the King by Dave Eggers

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Serena by Ron Rash

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

Trash by Andy Mulligan

One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte

The Switch by Elmore Leonard

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Six Years by Harlan Coben

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Hector and the Search For Happiness by Francois Lelord

Fear of Flying by Erica Jong

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

American Sniper by Chris Kyle

The Garden of Last Days by Andre Dubus III

Silence by Shusaku Endo

The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith

Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

Get Her Off the Pitch by Lynne Truss

The Double by José Saramago

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

The Diary of a Chambermaid by Octave Mirbeau

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern

All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg

The Art of the Engine Driver by Steven Carroll

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron

Horns by Joe Hill

Fifty Shades of Grey

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola

King of Heists by J. North Conway

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Crazy U by Andrew Ferguson

Devil's Knot by Mara Leveritt

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

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

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Child of God by Cormac McCarthy

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

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

We Froze the First Man by Robert F. Nelson

The Game by Neil Strauss

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst

The Keep by Jennifer Egan

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion

A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block

Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Into the Forest by Jean Hegland

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

American Tabloid by James Ellroy

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Sister by Rosamund Lupton

The Mortdecai Trilogy by Kyril Bonfiglioli

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Source URL