Books to Screen – Early 2017

Posted January 2, 2017 by Melissa in Book promo, Books to Screen | 24 Comments

There are quite a few books that are making it onto the screen in the next few months. Some to the big screen and a few to television. I’ve listed a few below that I am really interested in along with the very brief IMDB summaries and a trailer if available.

PS. I dare you to watch all of these trailer and not tear up a few times! I think this is the year I’m going to have to make sure to bring tissues to the theater with me!

Books Hitting the Screen – Spring 2017

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
(Releases Jan 6th 2017)

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness.



A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
(Releases Jan 27th 2017)

A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.



The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
(Releases Mar 3rd 2017)

A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.”



Beauty and the Beast
(Releases Mar 17th 2017)

An adaptation of the Disney fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love.



Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
(Releases Mar 3rd 2017)

February 12 is just another day in Sam’s charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she’s in danger of losing.



Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty
(Premieres on HBO Feb 19th 2017)

The seemingly perfect lives of three mothers begin to unravel.



The Circle by Dave Eggers
(Releases Apr 28th 2017)

A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.



Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
(Releases May 19th 2017)
No Movie Poster or trailer yet!

A teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.







What do you guys think?

Did I miss any good ones?

Which of these are you planning to go see???

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24 responses to “Books to Screen – Early 2017

  1. I’m still in shock… they made The Shack into a movie??? How could they do that?? Is nothing sacred anymore? Ha, just kidding but I have no clue how it’s going translate. That’s going to be weird!!

    I can’t watch the trailer for Patrick Ness’s movie, either!! Yes, tears.. tons of tears!!! And I’m just like Kim. I own the stinking book, hardcover and all, but I can’t bring myself to read it!!!!!!

    I’m a wuss….

    Awesome post!!!
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    • Melissa

      I haven’t read The Shack yet but the trailer looks so good. I need to read that soon.

      And yes! Read A Monster Calls…so good!

  2. I didn’t know a few of these where becoming movies. I did see the preview for The Shack and I remember crying through that book so I am not sure if I can see the movie I might need to wait and watch that one at home. I can’t wait for The Beauty and the Beast! Also, I just started Everything Everything I will have to be on the lookout for the movie. Great topic and post!

  3. I saw the trailer for A Dog’s Purpose this past weekend and it looks really good. I didn’t realize it was a book. I do need to read A Monster Calls–I’m anxious to see the movie, but will probably wait until after I get to read the book. I’m excited and nervous about Beauty and the Beast. I hope it’s good.
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  4. I am incredibly excited about Beauty and the Beast. I also really want to see Hidden Figures, which opened yesterday… but it snowed today so we didn’t get to it. Maybe next weekend. I’m interested in The Zookeeper’s Wife and The Glass Castle, but might wait for them to show up on Netflix. I’m not thrilled about the new Murder on the Orient Express; despite having some good people in it, I simply cannot picture Kenneth Brannagh as Poirot. The adaptation of Daphne DuMaurier’s My Cousin Rachel might be good, though.
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