While you are choosing the next book to read, Hollywood has a pretty good line up for screening the best novels for the big screen. A lot of books are being made into movies right now and some are scheduled to hit the theatres next year. Check out the list for the bestsellers, which would be soon playing in a theatre near you. Not a bad time to add them to your bookshelf.
The World Made Straight by Ron Rash
What it’s about: A young man, Travis, stumbles across a grove of marijuana and sees an opportunity to make some easy money. However things soon take an ugly turn.
Who is starring: Jeremy Irvine stars as Travis costarred by Noah Wyle, Adelaide Clemens, Minka Kelly, Steve Earle and Haley Joel Osment.
Scheduled on: Jan. 9
Buy it here: The World Made Straight: A Novel
The Mortdecai Trilogy by Kyril Bonfiglioli
What it’s about: Charlie Mortdecai is a dissolute aristocratic art dealer who is accompanied on his adventures by his manservant Jock.
Who is starring: Johnny Depp stars as Mordecai in the film.
Scheduled on: Jan. 23
Buy it here: Mortdecai Triology
The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
What it’s about: Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and is apprenticed to the Local Spook. Somehow, in his attempt to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts, he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin who is the most evil witch in the County.
Who is starring: Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes and Jeff bridges are in the Seventh son.
Scheduled on: Feb. 6
Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James
What it’s about: In the bestseller, a college student Anastasia meets a handsome billionaire, Christian Grey who turns her world upside down when he approaches her about a sexual relationship.
Scheduled on: Feb. 13
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
What it’s about: The story is about a ship Essex which was sunk by a whale in 1819 leaving the crew at sea for over 90 days.
Who is starring: Chris Hemsworth stars as first mate Owen Chase, Cillian Murphy as second mate Matthew Joy and Benjamin Walker as Captain Pollard.
Scheduled on: Mar. 13
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
What it’s about: As a follow-up from the author of Divergent, Tris and Four leave Dauntless and seek help to get to the bottom of what’s happening in their dystopian society.
Who is starring: The movie stars Theo James as Tobias and Shailene Woodley as Tris.
Scheduled on: Mar. 20
Buy it here: Insurgent (Divergent)
Serena by Ron Rash
What it’s about: The story is about a couple, George and Serena who start a timber business. The Pemberton’s intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel when Serena finds out that she can’t have children while George has an illegitimate son.
Who is starring: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are playing as George and Serena Pemberton.
Scheduled on: Mar. 27
Buy it here: Serena: A Novel (P.S.)
The Moon and the Sun by Vonda McIntye
What it’s about: A classic historical fantasy novel in which King Louis XIV seeks immortality by trying to steal the life force of a sea monster.
Who is starring: Pierce Brosnan stars as King Louis XIV.
Scheduled on: Apr. 10
Buy it here: The Moon and the Sun
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
What it’s about: Two love stories of an elderly and a young couple are intertwined in a North Carolina setting.
Who is starring: The younger couple is being played by Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson.
Scheduled on: Apr. 10
Buy it here: The Longest Ride
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
What it’s about: One of the greatest love stories of its time, the story is about a young woman named Bathsheba Everdene who has to deal with difficult situations because of her relationship with three different suitors at the same time.
Who is starring: The movie stars Carey Mulligan, Tom Sturridge and Matthias Schoenaerts.
Scheduled on: May 1
Buy it here: Far from the Madding Crowd (Penguin Classics)
Paper Towns by John Green
What it’s about: Another great novel from ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ author in which Green tells us the story of childhood friends Q and Margo who are united by a mystery.
Who is starring: Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne play the childhood friends.
Scheduled on: Jun. 19
Buy it here: Paper Towns
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
What it’s about: A love story in which young Louisa forms a bond with Will, a paralyzed man whom she is employed to help.
Who is starring: Emilia Clarke plays Louisa starring opposite Sam Claflin.
Scheduled on: Aug. 21
Buy it here: Me Before You: A Novel
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
What it’s about: In the sequel to the Maze Runner series, Gladers and Thomas have escaped the maze only to find themselves in a new test.
Who is starring: Dylan O’Brien will play Thomas again.
Scheduled on: Sep. 18
Buy it here: The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2)
Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill
What it’s about: A classic crime novel about the infamous mobster Whitey Bulger who was the head of the Irish mob in the ‘70s and his relationship with his childhood friend John Connolly, who grew up to work for the FBI.
Who is starring: Johnny Deep is playing Whitey Bulger and Joel Edgerton is playing Connolly.
Scheduled on: Sep. 18
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
What it’s about: The third book of the Hunger Games in which Katniss fights against the corrupt Capitol.
Who is starring: Jennifer Lawrence and other cast of Hunger Games will star in the movie
Scheduled on: Nov. 20
Buy it here: Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)
The Martian by Andy Weir
What it’s about: In this sci-fi novel, astronaut Mark Watney gets stranded on Mars and must survive alone till NASA rescues him.
Who is starring: Matt Damon is playing Mark Watney, while Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are co-starring with him in this movie.
Scheduled on: Nov. 25
Buy it here: The Martian: A Novel
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
What it’s about: The novel is about the journey of revenge of a 19th century fur trapper, who gets first mauled by a bear and is left to die by thieves.
Who is starring: The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.
Scheduled on: Dec. 25
Buy it here: The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge
Here are more updates on books which are being made into movies in 2015 whose release dates are yet to be announced.