So many books have seen a transformation into a film adaptation, from The Lord of the Rings to The Great Gatsby to Captain Underpants. For all the ones that you know of, there are hundreds more you may not know about. SURPRISE! (or not) – 2018 is full of popular book-to-film adaptations. And the best way to prepare for any and all of these movies is to submerge yourself in the books before you catch the films. Here are a few of 2018’s must-read books to devour before they hit the big screen!

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
It is now the year of 2044, reality has become a horrid sight. The only thing that makes teenager Wade Watts’ life worth living comes leaving behind the chaos and entering the virtual utopia, the OASIS. It doesn’t hurt that there’s a serious competition going on in the OASIS that Wade is uniquely cut out for. This book is a best-selling science fiction cult classic that is bound to make it on your list of favorites read this year.

Release date: March 2018
Director: Steven Spielberg

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Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Four women, a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor, take on the exploration of the unknown, Area X.

Release date: February 2018
Director: Alex Garland

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Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley

This book is one you won’t soon forget. Boy Erased details the journey of boy whose Arkansas family who enrolled him in gay conversion therapy.

Release date: September 2018
Director: Joel Edgerton

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Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
One of the best selling children’s books of all time is finally coming to the big screen! The who family can enjoy this adventurous story of a mischievous rabbit in Mr. McGregor’s garden.

Release date: February 2018
Director: Will Gluck

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First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen 
The true story of an American hero, First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong is a touching, intimate, and inspiring biography that will think about an astronaut’s journey in a whole new way. 

Release date: October 2018
Director: Damien Chazelle

Are you searching for one of these titles? If you are searching for a specific title or item then give your nearest Bookmans store a call. Better still, stop by your local store to explore and discover these and many more books that will soon be movies and stay ahead of the reading curve!