Cozy Readers, what are your thoughts on books vs. movies? While we’re firm believers that the book is always better, that certainly doesn’t stop us from grabbing some popcorn on our way into the theater. In fact, we’ve already started marking our calendars for some of the most-anticipated movies based on books in 2018. Here are the titles we can’t wait to see!
1) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Set to release in theaters March 9, L’Engle’s book-turned-film is at the top of our must-see list. After the strange disappearance of their father, two siblings and their friend must travel through time and space to find him. The all-star cast includes: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Oprah Winfrey.
2) Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Based on this film’s cast line-up, this adaptation is sure to be equal parts comedic and emotional. Set to release May 11, the movie’s centered on an anxiety-ridden mother who’s gone missing; the plot hinges on her daughter’s quest to find her. Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig star.
3) The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
More for readers who like thrillers and paranormal storylines, this novel-turned-movie is about a country doctor who takes on a new patient with ominous ties. Author Stephen King gave the novel two thumbs up, calling it the “#1 book of 2009.” Set for an August release.
4) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
We’re excited for this movie adaptation most of all. Starring Downton Abbey’s Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay, this tale is about a writer who forges an unlikely bond with residents in Guernsey Island following WWII. The film’s release is set for sometime in April.
5) Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Although more comical, and a touch more modern than the classic tale we’ve come to know and love, we’re still excited to see the brave escapades of our favorite Peter Rabbit. It appears as if he’s still trying to sneak into the neighbor’s vegetable garden. This film’s set to release February 9.