2018 Book to Screen Adaptations I’m Excited For

12 Feb

Each year, I get excited about seeing some books I’ve enjoyed coming to the big screen. Sometimes, I’m nervous. Other times, giddy. There are a huge number of books coming to theatres and the small screen this year. Below are the ones I’m excited for.

Love, Simon (book titled Simon vs. the Homosapien Agenda) by Becky Albertalli. I haven’t read this one yet, but I’m really excited to see what the screen does with a very well-received book. I’m hoping to do an audiobook of it quite soon.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Oh. My. Gosh! I’ve been looking forward to this one since I finished the book, forced my husband to read it, and nerded out over the amazing storyline with him. It’s been three years and I’m finally close to seeing it on-screen!

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz. Another one I have yet to read that’s been languishing on my shelf. I loved the three books Larson wrote and I’m hoping Lagercrantz did well adapting Lisbeth and Mikael for his plots. I need to listen to or read this one soon!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. It’s a push saying this is based on a book, but my excitement is no joke! You all know what a Potterhead I am and this is feeding my love and playing into my 1920s obsession.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer. This is one of the first books I read because I found it on Goodreads so it has a sentimental place in my heart. It was a cute story and I’m excited to see what’s done with the WWII setting.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This will be awesome. Some of Bradbury’s ideas actually came to be. Others were a bit off base and off the wall. It will be interesting to see what the scriptwriters decided to do with the crazy world Bradbury created.

Ashes in the Snow (book titled Between Shades of Grey) by Ruta Sepetys. This is another one I haven’t read yet but have sitting on my shelf. I’ve heard amazing things about this author so I better get around to read it soon so I can enjoy the movie!

Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan. Confession time: I didn’t know this was a book first. I already watched the first episode and I’m liking it so far! I’m not sure I’ll go back and read the book, but I plan to watch the series through to the end.

C.B. Strike (based on the Cormoran Strike novels- The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm, and Career of Evil) by Robert Galbraith AKA J.K. Rowling. I’ve loved the first three books so far and I’m excited to see what the series looks like as a TV show. I hope the plots aren’t too rushed and can be spread out over a few episodes if not a season each.

The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton. This book wasn’t a favorite of mine, but I think seeing it on the TV screen and getting a visual of Amsterdam in that time period would be amazing. I’d love to see the town Nella explores and the great sugar stores Johannes has.

I guess I have a lot of watching to do! Any other movies or TV shows you all are excited for, readers? Are you waiting for any of these?

Until next time, write on.

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29 Responses to “2018 Book to Screen Adaptations I’m Excited For”

  1. booksandlovealways at 11:00 AM #

    These are all so good! I’m excited for most of them too! I can’t wait for the Shatter Me tv show and the movie To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before too!


    • Sam at 11:22 AM #

      Fun! It’s going to be a great year for book adaptations. I hope 2019 can hold up haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. forgedinink at 12:18 PM #

    I didn’t know they were making The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society into a movie! This is so exciting!! I loved this book!! Thanks for sharing I can never seem to keep up on this stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam at 1:21 PM #

      I have to Google it every year and I always end up missing it anyway haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I am most excited for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society! LOVED that book!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam at 1:46 PM #

      Same! I think it will make a good period piece and I hope I can see it in theaters. Happy reading!


  4. alilovesbooks at 3:42 PM #

    I didn’t love the book of Ready Player One but I do think it’ll make a brilliant film. I saw the trailer at the IMAX and I think it’ll be fantastic in 3D.

    Also looking forward to Love Simon. Again not my fave book but another I think could work well.


    • Sam at 6:30 PM #

      I think RP1 will look great. There’s so much to play with visually that I have really high hopes for the film. Happy reading!


  5. I have not read a single one of these! Womp womp. One of these days…


    • Sam at 6:31 PM #

      There are a lot based on books I haven’t read so you may still be in luck this year. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

    • wonderwall360blog at 11:00 PM #

      Me neither. Guernsey potatoe pie sounds so good!


      • Sam at 5:11 AM #

        It was a really cute book and I have high hopes for the movie. Happy reading!

        Liked by 1 person

  6. I just read Between Shades of Gray but I had no idea it was going to be a movie! It was such a great book.


    • Sam at 6:37 PM #

      Glad to hear it! It’s one I’m really looking forward to. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Kay Wisteria at 6:23 PM #

    Can’t wait for Fantastic Beasts 😀


  8. Ryan at 5:06 AM #

    I’m intrigued by the adaptation of Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer coming out this year. I really want to read the book before I see it though, so I haven’t looked into any trailers or promotion.


    • Sam at 8:47 AM #

      I’d never heard of the book until I saw the movie trailer and saw in my research for this post that it was based on a book. It looks like an interesting concept and I hope it’s well done. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Cozynookbks at 9:07 AM #

    I have the book The Miniaturist, but haven’t read it yet. It might be an interesting movie.


    • Sam at 9:11 AM #

      It was a decent book. It didn’t blow me away but that’s more because the title had me thinking the focus would be on a miniaturist but it wasn’t. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Cozynookbks at 9:24 AM #

        It wasn’t?! 🤦🏽‍♀️


      • Sam at 11:45 AM #

        Yes, but it wasn’t the focus of the book. It was more about Nella’s relationship with her husband.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Cozynookbks at 11:46 AM #

        Wow. Thanks for preparing me before I read it. I’d gotten a different impression, especially because of the book’s cover.


      • Sam at 11:48 AM #

        Me, too! That’s probably why I walked away from it a bit underwhelmed. Happy reading!

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Nomadic Worlds at 12:32 AM #

    Can’t wait for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 🙂


    • Sam at 8:45 AM #

      It should be great! I’m excited there are a lot of these movies coming out. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. wonderwall360blog at 3:35 PM #

    Just seen trailer for Geurnsey that looks good. I was not keen on miniaturist only watched bit of tv adaption then turned off.

    Liked by 1 person

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