2019 Books to Movies

2019 Books to Movies

All of the titles on this list are currently scheduled to be released as movies in 2019. Release dates will probably change for some, and many may not make it to local theaters, but all the books are available for check-out or hold request. 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 Aftermath

Rhidian Brook
Adult Fiction - Brook

"Assigned to oversee the reconstruction of Hamburg in the tumultuous year following World War II, Colonel Lewis Morgan grieves the loss of his son while living with his family in the home of a German widower, an arrangement that forces both families to confront their passions and true selves." (April 26)

All the Bright Places

Jennifer Niven
Young Adult Fiction - Y Niven

"When Theodore and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--both teetering on the edge--it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the 'natural wonders' of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another" (TBA)

Battle Angel Alita

Yukito Kishiro
Adult Graphic Novels - MANGA Battlea Deluxe v. 1 Kishiro
Series: Battle Angel Alita ; 1

 "In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido finds the detached head of a cyborg woman. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body. In a place where there is no justice but what people make for themselves, Alita decides to become a hunter-killer, tracking down and taking out those who prey on the weak." (February 14)

Captain Marvel

Kelly Sue DeConnick
Graphic Novels - GN Deconni
Series: Captain Marvel (2012-) ; 1

"Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races." This title is the first published among the several comics, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, that the movie is reportedly based on. (March 8)

Go like hell : Ford, Ferrari, and their battle for speed and glory at Le Mans

A.J. Baime
Adult Non-Fiction - 796.7209 Bai

"Traces the story of how Henry Ford II competed against Enzo Ferrari for dominance in the speed- and style-driven 1960s automobile industry, revealing the contributions of visionary Lee Iacocca and former racing champion-turned-engineer Carroll Shelby." (June 28)

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt
Adult Fiction - Tartt

"A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld." (October 11)

The Good Liar

Nicholas Searle
Adult Fiction - Searle

"When Roy meets Betty, a wealthy widow online, he can hardly believe his luck. Roy is a con man who lives to deceive. He’s confident that his scheme to swindle her will be a success. After all, he’s done this before." (November 15)


Mike Mignola
Graphic Novels - Mignola

"When ancient giants begin to reawaken in the British Isles, Hellboy is invited to join an ancient band of fellow monster hunters and help bring them down...Hellboy has racked up multiple Eisner Awards, numerous spinoffs, a novel line, video games, cartoons, and feature films". The newest 'reboot' is reported to draw from the storylines in Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, and The Storm and the Fury. (April 5)

"I heard you paint houses" : Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and closing the case on Jimmy Hoffa

Charles Brandt
Adult Non-Fiction - 364.106 Bra

"The book’s title comes from the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran (a highly decorated WWII infantryman; a truck driver who was made head of the Teamsters in Wilmington, Delaware; one of only two non-Italians on the FBI's famous La Cosa Nostra list). To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors." The Martin Scorsese film stars, among others, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. (Netflix TBA).


Stephen King
Adult Fiction - King

"They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and women who had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry, Maine to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name." The film, It: Chapter Two, will focus on the characters as adults 27 years later. (September 6)

The Kitchen

Ollie Masters
Graphic Novels - Masters

"In Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s, married women have their place—and it isn’t out on the streets collecting loan shark payments for the Irish mob. But when their gangster husbands get sent up the river, prison widows Kath, Raven and Angie can’t see any other way to make a living—and, as it turns out, they’re pretty damned good at the job." (September 20)

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
Juvenile or Young Adult Fiction - J Alcott / Y Alcott

"Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young American women in the aftermath of the Civil War" The new film is adapted and directed by Greta Gerwig. (December 25

Motherless Brooklyn

Jonathan Lethem
Adult Fiction - Le

"Lionel Essrog is a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome in 1950s New York who ventures to solve the murder of his mobster mentor and only friend" (TBA)

Native Son

Richard Wright
Adult Fiction - Wright

"Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America." While the novel is set in Chicago in the 1930s, the film, adapted by Pulitizer Prize and Tony Award winner Suzan Lori-Parks, will take place in the present day. (TBA)

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

T.S. Eliot
Juvenile Non-Fiction - J 821 Eli

"T. S. Eliot's playful cat poems were originally composed for his godchildren, with Eliot posing as Old Possum himself, and later inspired the legendary musical "Cats." The famed Andrew Lloyd Webber  musical's film adaptation is by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and Tom Hooper (Les Misérables). (December 20)

Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite

Jake Bernstein
Adult Non-Fiction - 364.168 Ber

"A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes us inside the world revealed by the Panama Papers, showing how shell companies operate, how they allow the superwealthy and celebrities to escape taxes, and how they provide cover for illicit activities on a massive scale by crime bosses and corrupt politicians across the globe." (TBA)

Shazam! Volume 1

Geoff Johns
Graphic Novels - Johns
Series: New 52

"Young orphan Billy Batson has bounced from foster home to foster home, but when he’s drawn to the Rock of Eternity, he is imbued with powers beyond those of any mortal man! But can he learn how to handle those powers in time to defeat the villainous Black Adam?" (April 5)

The Sun Is Also a Star

Nicola Yoon
Young Adult Fiction - Y Yoon

"Over the course of a single day in New York City, two teenagers who have nothing in common randomly meet and fall in love." (May 17)

Three Seconds

Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström
Adult Fiction - Roslund
Series: Ewert Grens thrillers ; 3

"A rising member of Stockholm's Polish mafia - and an undercover police informant--is sent to a maximum security prison to make himself the boss of the amphetamine trade so the police can shut it down." The film adaptation, relocated to a New York setting, is titled The Informer. (March 22)

Where'd You Go Bernadette

Maria Semple
Adult Fiction - Semple

"When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her." (March 22)

X-Men Dark Phoenix saga

Chris Claremont
Graphic Novels - GN X Men Dark Phoenix Saga

"Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world." (June 7)


Steve Erickson
Adult Fiction - Erickso

"On the same day in 1969 that Charles Manson commits five savage murders in the canyons above Los Angeles, a young ex-communicated seminarian arrives with images of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift tattooed on his head. At once childlike and violent, Vikar is a ''cineautistic" who 'has stepped into the vortex of a culture in upheaval. Over the course of the seventies and into the eighties, he pursues his obsession with film from one screening to the next and through a series of encounters with starlets, burglars, guerrillas, escorts, teenage punks, and veteran film editors, only to discover a secret whose clues lie in every film ever made." (September 6)