As good as film adaptations can be, nothing beats what your imagination can do with the characters and plot-line of a wonderful novel.
The coming few months will see the release of some big budget book to film re-workings of some exceptional literature.
Before you head to the cinema, we recommend you read this list, fast, before they make their way onto the screen.
based on the novel by Veronica Roth
based on the book by Robyn Davidson
The Wolf of Wall Street
based on the book by Jordan Belfort
based on the series by Richelle Mead
based on the novel by Mark Helprin
How I Live Now
based on the novel by Meg Rosoff
Kill Your Darlings
based on the novel And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs
based on Sting Man by Robert W. Greene
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
based on the short story by James Thurber
based on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels
Twelve Years a Slave
based on the memoir by Solomon Northup
The Book Thief
based on the novel by Marcus Zusak
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Monuments Men
based on the novel by Robert M. Esdel
This article appears courtesy of Booktopia.