2018 Books to Movies

2018 Books to Movies

All of the books on this list are currently scheduled to be released as movies in 2018. Some of the movie release dates (in parentheses) may change or may not even be released (in theaters) locally. Click on the title for more information about the book; Click on the date (or "TBA") for more information about the movie!

Compiled by:
Brandon R.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle
Adult Fiction - MYS Doyle

Read some of the original short stories before seeing the comedic spoof based on the classic characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (November 9)


Jeff Vandermeer
Adult Fiction - SF Vanderm
Series: Southern Reach novels ; 1

"A team of four (a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) set out into a place known as Area X. The area is abandoned and cut off from the rest of civilization. They are the 12th expedition. The other expeditions have been fraught with disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers, and mental trauma." (February 23)

Bel Canto

Ann Patchett
Adult Fiction - Pa

"A world-renown opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America." (TBA)

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath
Adult Fiction - Plath

"When Esther Greenwood wins an internship, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, her life begins to slide out of control." (TBA)

Boy Erased: a memoir

Garrard Conley
Adult Non-Fiction - 306.766 Con

"The son of a baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program." (September 28)

Can You Ever Forgive Me?: memoirs of a literary forger

Lee Israel
Adult Non-Fiction - 364.1635 Isr

"The author describes how, for nearly two years, she successfully executed a remarkable forgery caper in which she used her talent as a researcher and celebrity biographer to forge more than three hundred letters by literary notables." (TBA)

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan
Adult Fiction - Kwan

"Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl." (August 17)

The Darkest Minds

Alexandra Bracken
Young Adult Fiction - Y Bracken
Series: Darkest minds ; 1

"After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government." (September 14)

The Death of Stalin

Fabien Nury
Adult Graphic Novels - 947.0842 Nur

"Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death." (March 9)

Every Day

David Levithan
Young Adult Fiction - Y Levitha

"A shy teenager falls for someone who transforms into another person every day." (February 23)

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
Adult Fiction - SF Bradbur

"In a future totalitarian state where books are banned and destroyed by the government, Guy Montag, a fireman in charge of burning books, meets a revolutionary schoolteacher who dares to read and a girl who tells him of a past when people did not live in fear." (HBO TV; TBA)

The Girl in the Spider's Web: a Lisbeth Salander novel

David Lagercrantz
Adult Fiction - Lagercr
Series: Millennium novels (Stieg Larsson) ; 4

"Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials." (October 19)

The Grinch

Dr. Seuss
Juvenile Fiction - Ej Se

"A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville." (November 9)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Adult Fiction - Shaffer

"As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island." (TBA)

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas
Young Adult Fiction - Y Thomas

"After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died." (TBA)

Horse soldiers : the extraordinary story of a band of U.S. soldiers who rode to victory in Afghanistan

Doug Stanton
Adult Non-Fiction - 958.1047 Sta

"In the weeks following the attacks of September 11, a small band of Special Forces soldiers secretly entered Afghanistan. Riding on horseback, they pursued the Taliban over the stark and mountainous Afghanistan terrain." (January 19)

The House with a Clock in its Walls

John Bellairs
Juvenile Fiction - J Be

"A boy goes to live with his magician uncle in a mansion that has a clock hidden in the walls which is ticking off the minutes until doomsday" (September 21)

The Infinity War

Jim Starlin & Ron Lim
Adult Graphic Novels - Stalin

"The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat a powerful villain before a blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe." (May 4)

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling
Juvenile Fiction - J Kipling

"Penned by English Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling in 1894, The Jungle Book is a collection of allegorical stories that take place deep in the Indian jungle. The most famous stories of The Jungle Book are those featuring a young feral boy named Mowgli who was raised by wolves, is friends with a panther, and was educated by the animals of the jungle." (October 18)

Lean on Pete

Willy Vlautin
Adult Fiction - Vlautin

"Left homeless by the death of his father, fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson sets off with a racehorse, Lean on Pete, on a perilous trek from Portland, Oregon to Wyoming hoping to regain stability in his life." (March 30)

The Little Stranger

Sarah Waters
Adult Fiction - Waters

"A ghost story set in a dilapidated mansion in 1940s England where a country doctor makes friends with an old gentry family of declining fortunes who own a very old estate that is crumbling around them." (August 31)


Steve Alten
Adult Fiction - Al
Series: Megalodon series ; 1

"After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible." (August 18)


Walter Dean Myers
Young Adult Fiction - Y Myers

"A teenager finds himself incarcerated at a New York juvenile detention center and charged with robbery and felony murder." (TBA)

Mortal Engines

Philip Reeve
Young Adult Fiction - Y Reeve
Series: Predator cities ; 1

"Many years after the 'Sixty Minute War,' cities survive a now desolate Earth by moving around on giant wheels attacking and devouring smaller towns to replenish their resources." (December 14)

The Nutcracker & The Mouse King

Renate Raecke
Juvenile Non-Fiction - J 792.84 Rae

"A new retelling of E.T.A. Hoffman's Nutcracker, a tale that is perfect for celebrating the magic of the Christmas season." (November 2)

On Chesil Beach

Ian McEwan
Adult Fiction - McEwan

"On their wedding day, a young couple--Florence, daughter of an Oxford academic and a successful businessman, and Edward, an earnest history student with little experience of women--looks forward to the future while worrying about their upcoming wedding night." (June 15)

The Professor and the Madman

Simon Winchester
Adult Non-Fiction - 423 Win

"Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum , Dr William Minor." (TBA)

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline
Adult Fiction - SF Cline

"When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg." (March 30)

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" (March 2).

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli
Young Adult Fiction - Y Alberta

"Everyone deserves a great love story. But for Simon it's complicated: no-one knows he's gay and he doesn't know who the anonymous classmate is that he's fallen for online." (March 16)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter
Juvenile Fiction - Ej Pot

"Naughty Peter Rabbit disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught." (February 9)

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle
Juvenile Fiction - J Le ; Young Adult Fiction - Le
Series: Time quintet ; 1

"Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government." (March 9)

You Were Never Really Here

Jonathan Ames
Adult Fiction - Ames

"Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive childhood has left him damaged beyond repair. He has completely withdrawn from the world and earns his living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade." (April 6)