Usually, the books are way better than the movies; why? Because you are able and free to use your own imagination, your own preferences and ideas to undesrtatn the universe described by the author within those pages. But it’s always good to experience both.
These are best books whose movie adaptation to be released during the upcoming 2015. From life-dramas to crime-thrillers to romantic comedies, 2015 is meant to be an exciting year for both books and movies. I’m not gonna comment or tell you which are my personal favorites, but I am going to urge you to read the books. Take a look at our list of top books to read before their movie premieres!
1. “Testament of Youth” by Vera Brittain
A classic in feminist literature for its depiction of a woman’s pioneer struggle to forge an independent career in a society only grudgingly tolerant of educated women, ‘Testament of Youth’ tell the story about a young woman’s experiences in World War I and how she deals with loss and disillusionment.
2. “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James
The explicitly erotic romance by E. L. James that drove the world crazy, “Fifty Shades of Grey” traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. If you haven’t already read it, go ahead.
3. “Serena” by Ron Rash
Set in 1930’s North Carolina, Ron Rash’s novel tells the story of newlywed couple Serena and George Pemberton and their timber business. The movie version of “Serena” stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans.
4. “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth
As sci-fi is getting more and more popular in the movie world, one the most anticipated films waiting to hit the screen in 2015 is “Insurgent”! As the sequel to the 2011 bestseller “Divergent”, it continues the story of Beatrice Prior and the dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago.
5. “Love, Rosie” by Cecelia Ahern
“Love, Rosie” also known as “Where Rainbows End “ is a life-drama romantic novel whose story revolves around a young woman who is planning to head to the States for college with her best(male) friend, when she discovers she’s pregnant after a crazy night out with the most popular boy in school.
6. “Black Mass” by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill
Based on the true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf, “Black Mass” is one action crime-drama you must read!
7. “Z for Zachariah” by Robert C. O’Brien
This year we expect an exciting Jennifer Lawrence movie based on the post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel “Z for Zachariah”, written as a diary of sixteen-year-old Ann Burden, who has survived a nuclear war and nerve gas through living in a small valley with a self-contained weather system.
8. “Brooklyn“ by Colm Tóibín
Set in the 1950’s, Ireland and New York, the story of “Brooklyn“ revolves around young Ellis Lacey who has to choose between two men and two countries. This romantic comedy’s release date is set on the 26th of January.
9. “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” by Liz Jensen
In a deep coma nine-year-old Louis Drax lies in a hospital bed, re-living the events that led to his near-fatal fall into a ravine. Despite being attracted to the boy’s mother Natalie Drax, Louis’ doctor, Pascal Dannachet, begins to question her version of Louis’ accident and the apparent guilt of her missing husband. As the boy struggles to communicate from within his coma, the chilling truth emerges.
10. “The Choice” by Nicholas Sparks
Pure and intense romantic love, trust, strength, and the choices we can make to show them – the ultimate Nicholas Sparks story theme. You just have to try it out!