Many of my Facebook friends are avid readers, so early in January my Facebook news feed was littered with links to a Buzzfeed post title 16 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year. My curiosity got the best of me, so I finally clicked on the link to see how important it might be for me to increase my monthly book budget.
As I scanned the list, I completed my usual initial sort — I don’t read sappy romances or books that make me cry, I’ve never been able to connect with science fiction, and I have no interest in books with vampires. Fortunately, there were some interesting titles left after my sort, and I did indeed add a few titles to my TBR (to be read) list.
Here are the 16 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year:
1. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
2. The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter
3. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
4. Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
5. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
6. Divergent by Veronica Roth
7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
8. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
9. The Giver by Lois Lowry
10. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
11. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
12. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
13. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
14. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
15. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
16. Serena by Ron Rash
Several of these books are new to me, and a few were already on my WTR (want to read) list. As I write this, The Monuments Men is already out in theaters and I’m hearing good things about it. I’ve already read Gone Girl and I’m not entirely sure I’d like to revisit this story on the big screen (if you read the book, let me know what you thought of it in the comments).
So, what’s on your reading list — or movie list — for 2014?