7 Books Hitting the Big Screen Next Year

So you can get a head start on your reading

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 14, 2014 8:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – Looking for some summer reading? Consider these books listed by Christian Science Monitor, all of which are being made into films coming out next year:

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: A boy trying to uncover whether a monster killed his grandfather stumbles onto a home for children with powers. Tim Burton will direct the July 2015 release.
  • Inferno by Dan Brown: Professor Langdon (Tom Hanks) of Da Vinci Code fame is back to his puzzle-solving ways. Ron Howard will direct the release due Dec. 18, 2015.
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini: The Afghan-American author's follow-up to The Kite Runner tells the story of two women, one privileged and one not, whose lives intersect. The release date hasn't been announced.

  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson: Bryson's memoir of his attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail stars Robert Redford as Bryson and Nick Nolte as his traveling companion. No release date has been announced.
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith: It's about, well, exactly what it sounds like it's about. Lily Collins will play Elizabeth Bennet. No release date yet.
  • American Sniper by Chris Kyle: Kyle, a sniper during the second Iraq War, tells his story. Bradley Cooper stars as Kyle and Clint Eastwood is directing. No release date yet.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James: Needs no explanation. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson star in the Feb. 13, 2015, release.
Click for the complete list, which also includes two inevitable young adult sequels.

This book cover image released by Doubleday shows Inferno, by Dan Brown.
This book cover image released by Doubleday shows "Inferno," by Dan Brown.   (AP Photo/Doubleday)
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