10 Books To Read Before They're Turned Into Films In 2019

So you can school your friends on the plot holes.
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1. The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell

The book: Stephanie Patrick's family was on board a plane that crashed leaving no survivors. Her life destroyed, she turns to drugs and prostitution until she discovers the plane crash was not an accident. She then vows to get revenge on the people who killed her family.

The film: Stars your faves Blake Lively as Stephanie as well as Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown.

It's out... February 22, 2019.

2. The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The book: The first part of the Chaos Walking trilogy—and what the title of the film will be—introduces Prentisstown, a place where everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts so there's constant noise. However, main character Todd then discovers a patch of silence when he goes on the run.

The film stars: Tom Holland as main character Todd, Daisy Ridley, Nick Jonas, and David Oyelowo.

It's out... March 2019.

3. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

The book: It's a story about Bernadette Fox who goes missing. It's her 15-year-old daughter, and best friend, Bee who sets about finding her. "A compulsively readable, irresistibly written, deeply touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's place in the world," publisher Orion says.

The film: Is a comedy-drama starring Cate Blanchett as Bernadette (yasss), Kristin Wiig, Troian Bellisario, and Judy Greer.

It's out... In the US in March! 

4. Pet Sematary by Stephen King

The book: Is described by one review on Amazon as "the most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written"... which has got to be saying something considering this man created Pennywise. It tells the story of a family who settle in Maine, however their house is near a seemingly innocent pet cemetery (spelled wrong on the sign) which turns out to be much darker than anticipated.

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The film: The trailer has already got people creeped out with a very disturbed looking cat. The film stars John Lithgow and Jason Clarke.

It's out... April 5, 2019.

5. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

The book: This YA science fiction fantasy series (of eight books) follows teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. There's fairies, evil geniuses, and the Russian Mafia—what more could you want from your next cinema fix?

The film: The Disney-acquired movie is based on the first two books and stars Dame Judi Dench and Josh Gad.

It's out... August 9, 2019.

6. The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn

The book: Agoraphobic Anna Fox hasn't left her New York home in 10 months. She watches her neighbors, the Russells, from the window, but one evening "a frenzied scream rips across the silence and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see."

The film: Amy Adams (as Anna), Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie, and Wyatt Russell.

It's out... September 2019.

7. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The book: This Pulitzer prize-winning novel tells the story of 13-year-old Theo Decker, whose life is turned apart when his mother is killed in an accident that he survives. He is taken in by wealthy family friends and the story follows him as he deals with his grief and new ways of life.

The film:  Ansel Elgort plays Theo. The rest of the cast includes Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, and Jeffrey Wright.

It's out... October 2019.

8. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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The book: The first in a best-selling trilogy; the story follows 39-year-old geneticist Don who has never had a second date. He then embarks on a scientific, methodical test to find the most perfect partner, but then, along comes Rosie "the world's most incompatible woman."

The film stars: Well, we're not too sure. Originally Jennifer Lawrence was signed on but then dropped out due to reported scheduling conflicts. Earlier this year, there were rumors Ryan Reynolds was considering the role.

It's out... Despite all the back-and-forth, it's still due for release sometime in 2019.

9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The book: If there's any chance at all you got through your childhood without reading this classic, then now is the time before the highly-anticipated film comes out. The book chronicles four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy on their journey from childhood to womanhood in the late 1800s.

The film: The 2019 remake is the works of Ladybird director Greta Gerwig and has an all-star cast including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Timothee Chalamet, Laura Dern, James Norton, and Meryl Streep.

It's out... December 2019/January 2020.

10. Death On The Nile by Agatha Christie

The book: This murder mystery, first published in 1937 (!!), follows detective extraordinaire Poirot attempt to undercover a murder on board the steamer boat Karnak along the famous river.

The film: Has already been made before, once in 1978, however is being re-made to be a sequel to 2017's Murder On The Orient Express. Kenneth Branagh returns as Poirot and director and the film also features Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer.

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It's out... According to Variety, it currently has a December 2019 release date, however this could be pushed back as production hasn't started yet. 

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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