2017 Books to Movies

All of the books on this list are currently scheduled to be released as movies in 2017.
Some of the movie release dates (
in parentheses) may change or may not make it to theaters around here. Click on the title for more information about the book; Click on the date (or "TBA") for more information about the film!

Compiled by:
Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
Young Adult Fiction - Y Oliver

"February 12 is just another day in Samantha's charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's in danger of losing" (March 3).

The Circle

Dave Eggers
Adult Fiction - Eggers

"When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime....what begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge" (April 28).

The Coldest City

Antony Johnston
Adult Graphic Novels - Johnsto

"An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents" (August 11).

The Dark Tower (The Gunslinger)

Stephen King
Adult Fiction - King
Series: Dark tower ; 1

"Roland, the world's last gunslinger, tracks an enigmatic man in black toward a forbidding dark tower, fighting forces both mortal and other-worldly on his quest" (July 28).

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Jeff Kinney
Juvenile Fiction - Kinney / Young Adult Fiction - Y Kinney
Series: Diary of a wimpy kid ; 9

"The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns--with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls--but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys will not soon forget" (May 19).

A Dog's Purpose

W. Bruce Cameron
Adult Fiction - Cameron

"This is the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives ; a dog's eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose" (January 27).


Fifty Shades Darker

E. L. James
Adult Fiction - James
Series: Fifty shades trilogy ; 2

"Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house" (February 10).

Gerald's Game

Stephen King
Adult Fiction - King

"While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame" (TBA).

The Ghost in the Shell 1

Shirow Masamune
Adult Graphic Novel - Masamun

"Cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including “ghost hackers” who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers’ criminal ends" (March 31).

The Glass Castle : a memoir

Jeannette Walls
Adult Non-Fiction - 921 Walls Wal

"A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty" (TBA)


Stephen King
Adult Fiction - King

"In Derry, Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and an evil that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise". Note: This film version is allegedly only focusing on the children of the story; the book includes those same characters as adults and this part of the story may be a separate film later on (September 8).

Live By Night

Dennis Lehane
Adult Fiction - Lehane

"In 1926, during the Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream" (January 13).

The Lost City of Z

David Grann
Adult Non-Fiction - 918.11 Gra

"In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization of El Dorado. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” Journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century. " (April 21).

A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness
Young Adult Fiction - Y Ness

"Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss." (January 6).

The Mountain Between Us

Charles Martin
Adult Fiction - Martin

" A pair of strangers survive a plane crash in the mountains where they are forced to trust each other and find safety while badly injured" (October 20).

Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie
Adult Fiction Mystery & Detective - MYS Christi
Series: Hercule Poirot mysteries ; 8

"Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift.  By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.  One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.  Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again" (November 22).

Red Sparrow

Jason Matthews
Adult Fiction - Matthew
Series: Dominika Egorova and Nathaniel Nash novels ; 1

"Drafted against her will to serve the regime of Vladimir Putin as an intelligence seductress, Dominika Egorova engages in a charged effort of deception and tradecraft with first-tour CIA officer Nathaniel Nash before a forbidden attraction threatens their careers" (November 10).


Shūsaku Endō
Adult Fiction - Endo

"In 17th Century Japan, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion, where feudal lords force the faithful to publicly renounce their beliefs". Fans of director Martin Scorsese have been waiting for this film, through its various financing difficulties and cast changes, for over a decade (January 13).

The Snowman

Jo Nesbø
Adult Fiction Mystery & Detective - MYS Nesbo
Series: Detective Harry Hole ; 7

""In Oslo, Norway, after the first snow of the season has fallen, a woman disappears, and a sinister snowman is left in her wake. As detective Harry Hole realizes that this is only one of multiple disappearances, he begins to think a serial killer may be at work--and may be drawing in Hole personally and intentionally" (October 13).

Thank You for Your Service

David Finkel
Adult Non-Fiction - 362.8609 Fin

"A look at how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects American servicemen and women returning home from war." The film is adapted and directed by the screenwriter of American Sniper (TBA).

Tulip Fever

Deborah Moggach
Adult Fiction - Mo

"In 1630s Amsterdam, tulipomania has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic flower. But for wealthy merchant Cornelis Sandvoort, it is his young and beautiful wife, Sophia, who stirs his soul. She is the prize he desires, the woman he hopes will bring him the joy that not even his considerable fortune can buy" (February 24).


Daniel Clowes
Adult Graphic Novels - Clowes

"Presents the graphic tale of an opinionated middle-aged loner whose inability to connect with anyone but his dog compels him to seek human companionship, an effort complicated by the discovery of a teenage daughter he never knew" (March 24).


R. J. Palacio
Juvenile Non-Fiction - J Palacio

"Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his class mates as he struggles to be seen as just another student" (April 7).

The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers
Adult Fiction - Powers

"Two young soldiers, Bartle and Murph, navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment" (TBA).

The Zookeeper's Wife

Diane Ackerman
Adult Non-Fiction - 940.5318 Ack

"When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages...caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants and refusing to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, even as Europe crumbled" (March 31).