23 Books to Read Before these Upcoming Movies!

It’s getting colder and the days are getting shorter, and my love for snuggling up and watching a movie is up each and every day…and morning…and naptime…

Recently, I had a girlfriend ask me to go watch the new movie A Simple Favor with her.  I wanted to be so on board but I was also so deadset on reading the book first because people have RAVED about it.  I wasn’t ready to see it yet.  I was so ill-prepared! I couldn’t let this happen again.  So I set out to make a list of upcoming movies that are already getting rave reviews that are all based on novels.  I scoured online sources and reviews, rumor sites, and Amazon to be sure I have a sure-fired list to give to you.  Let’s get a headstart on these books before they’re impossible to find.  And let’s be sure we won’t miss out on a movie date with girlfriends again! 🙂

Click on the links to Amazon to get the book!

A Simple Favor –

Released: September 14

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.

Bel Canto –

Released: September 14

Stars: Julianne Moore

A world-renown opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she’s invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.

Boy Erased –

Releases: November 2

Stars: Nicole Kidman

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle –

Released: September 22

Stars: Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Una Carroll, Peter Coonan

Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they’ve been hiding.

Little Women –

Released: September 28

Stars: Lea Thompson

A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood.

First Man: Life of Neil A. Armstrong –

Releases: October 12

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web –

Releases: November 9

Stars: Claire Foy

Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald  –

Releases: November 16

Stars: Eddie Redmayne

The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Land of Steady Habits –

Released: September 14

Stars: Connie Britton

After leaving his wife and his job to find happiness, Anders befriends a drug-addicted teen, sending him down a path of reckless and shameful behavior.

Galveston –

Releases: October 19

Stars: Ben Foster, Elle Fanning

After escaping a set up, a dying hitman returns to his hometown of Galveston where he plans his revenge.

The Hate U Give –

Releases: October 19

Stars: Amandla Stenberg

Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

Beautiful Boy –

Releases: October 12

Stars: Steve Carrell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

The Sisters Brothers –

Released: September 19

Stars: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Pheonix

In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.

The House with a Clock in its Walls –

Released: September 21

Stars: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett

A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms –

Releases: November 2

Stars: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

The Grinch –

Releases: November 9

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? –

Releases: October 19

Stars: Melissa McCarthy

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette –

Releases: March 22, 2019

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Kristin Wiig

After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process.

Break My Heart 1,000 Times –Movie Titled “I Still See You” –

Releases: October 12

Stars: Bella Thorne

Set nine years after an apocalyptic event that killed millions and left the world inhabited by ghosts.


Happy Ready, Everyone! See you at the movies! 🙂

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