Books to read this summer before they hit the big screens

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If you’re like me you love a good book. I also enjoy seeing them becoming movies, however I refuse to watch the film version until I’ve read the books for myself. Summer is fast approaching, and what better time to catch up on some reading? Here are some books you should read this summer, before you see the movies. . .

1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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Goodreads Summary: Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.

Expected Release Date: October 2, 2015

Starring:  Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott

2. Paper towns by John Green

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Goodreads Summary: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…

Release Date: July 24th 2015 (USA)

Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage, Meg Crosbie, Austin Abrams and Jaz Sinclair

3. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 

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Goodreads Summary: Libby Day was just seven years old when her evidence put her fifteen-year-old brother behind bars.

Since then, she has been drifting. But when she is contacted by a group who are convinced of Ben’s innocence, Libby starts to ask questions she never dared to before. Was the voice she heard her brother’s? Ben was a misfit in their small town, but was he capable of murder? Are there secrets to uncover at the family farm or is Libby deluding herself because she wants her brother back?

She begins to realise that everyone in her family had something to hide that day… especially Ben. Now, twenty-four years later, the truth is going to be even harder to find.

Expected Release Date: August 7th, 2015

Starring:  Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz

4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (part 2)

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This is a good year to reread (or start to read, if you’ve been slacking) the addictive Hunger Games trilogy. The final film tells the second half of the Mocking Jay story, where Katniss leads District 13 in an all-out revolution against the Capitol.

What is it about?
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge…

Release Date: November 20, 2015

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

5. Fallen by Lauren Kate

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Goodreads Summary: What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.

Get ready to fall . . .
Release date: 2015

Starring: Addison Timlin, Jeremy Irvine, Harrison Gilbertson

6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 

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Goodreads Summary: Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

Expected release date: August 21st, 2015

Starring:  Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin

What will you be reading this summer? Planning to watch any of these movies?

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