4 Books Being Made into Movies in 2018

Looking ahead at next year, there are FOUR movies based on books coming out that I’m actually excited about possibly seeing. Any of these on your must-see list?

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

I can’t decide if I’m incredibly excited about this or terrified.This is one of my favorite books of all time, so the potential is high for me to be bitterly disappointed.

The potential for it to be amazing is also there, and I can’t wait to see the scenery.

Releases April 2018, under the name Guernsey.

2. Ready Player One by Earnest Cline

While reading the book I kept thinking “I’m sure this will be a movie someday” and look! It will be. Fast-paced, with lots of potential to showcase fun special effects, I can see this appealing to many who would never have given the book a try.

Releases March 2018.

3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

I am *so* curious to see how they end up portraying some of the characters and events from the novel, and if it’s done well, it should be fabulous.

Releases March 2018.

4. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

The potential for beautiful costumes and scenery is high for this one, the only one of the group I haven’t actually read. If I decide I need to see the movie I’ll have to read it first.

Exact release date TBD.

Books Being Turned Into Movies in 2018

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  1. I’m super excited about A Wrinkle in Time. I need to read it again – maybe with Christopher. And Jim and I both really want to see Ready Player One although he’s nervous about the casting choices. I didn’t know about Guernsey! OMG. I also LOVE that book. I think I’m a little nervous too.

  2. Bel Canto was pretty meh, IMO; if anything, you could probably just watch the movie and call it good.

    I’m not sure they can turn Guernsey into a good movie, but we’ll see.

    RPO has high fun potential.

    Normally I would be worried about a movie of Wrinkle in Time (one of my absolute favorites of all time), but the trailers look SO good. So I’m tentatively hopeful. Eeeeek.

  3. I loved Bel Canto. It was one of the few books I read in 2015 so I wonder how that affected my judgement of it. I had kept forgetting to check out Guernsey but with this reminder I paused and downloaded it at once.

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