Read It Before You See It! Your 2013 Books Into Movies Guide

So, you’ve seen Breaking Dawn Part 2 (it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Embrace the teen vampire romance. It’s ok, we won’t judge.), Life Of Pi, Rise of the Guardians, and Cloud Atlas. You are all ready for The Hobbit to come out in a couple of weeks and Catching Fire won’t be out for ages. What is a book buff and film fanatic to do in the meantime? Well, if you are like me, you’re going to head to the library and pick up some of these awesome books and get busy reading so you are all prepared for their big screen debuts in 2013. Some of these books are found in the Teen collection, but since you are already hip to The Hunger Games, you will fit right in. Here a just a few of the book to movie adaptations that I am looking forward to in 2013. Zombie lovers, this is your year.


January 25: Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters. Start the new year off with a new spin on a classic tale!

hansel witch hunter


February 1: Warm Bodies, based on the book with the same title by Isaac Marion, is a zombie romance. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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February 13: Beautiful Creatures, based in the novel with the same title by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. So excited about this one!

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February 14: Safe Haven, based on the novel with the same title by Nicholas Sparks. Witches and Zombies aren’t your thing? Never fear! Here is a more traditional romance movie for you.

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March 8: Oz the Great and Powerful based on the world of Oz, created by L.Frank Baum. James Franco as Oz? Yes please!

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March 29: The Host, based on the novel with the same name by Stephenie Meyer. This book is nothing like Twilight. It’s an awesome science fiction novel about a race of parasitic aliens that take over the earth. Crazy, right? I am really excited about this one.

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May 10: The Great Gatsby based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Finally! Right? The movie poster says Christmas. It lies, but it’s so darned pretty.

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June 21: World War Z, based on the novel with the same title by Max Brooks. Holy speedy zombies! Have you seen the trailer yet? I *will* be seeing this one in the theater.

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July 21: Wolverine, based on the comic by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont.

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August 16: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, based on the novel by Rick Riordan. Ok, the first Percy movie was really terrible (in my opinion), but I have high hopes for this one. Honestly I will see it solely based on the fact that Nathan Fillion is Hermes! No movie poster for this one yet.

sea of monsters

August 23: Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, based on the novel by Cassandra Clare. This is the one I can’t wait for!

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October 18: The Seventh Son, based on the book the Revenge of the Witch, book 1 in The Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney. No movie poster yet, but fans of The Game of Thrones will be happy to know that Kit Harington will be in this movie.


November 1: Ender’s Game, based on the novel by Orson Scott Card. It looks like 2013 will be the year that I can finally cross this book off my To Be Read list!

November 22: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, based on the book by Suzanne Collins. Why is it not November, 2013 right now?!?

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December 22: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Obviously no movie poster for this yet.

You may also be interested to know that Romeo and Juliet (February 14) and Carrie (March 15) are being remade. Again.

I know I have some reading to do. First up, Warm Bodies.

Happy Reading!


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