Books are the greatest inspiration for movies. This list shows you some of the books I really need to read, before their movies come out next year. And no, I don’t mean “Fifty Shades Darker”.
5. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae star in this movie based on the non-fiction novel by Margot Lee Shetterly. It follows black female mathematicians at NASA in the 1960s.
4. Live By Night by Dennis Lehane
Ben Affleck wrote, directed and stars in the movie version of this gangster story written by author Dennis Lehane.
3. Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach
The story is about a young woman who has an affair with an artist commissioned to paint her portrait in the Netherlands in the 1600s. It’s set in my country and the movie stars Alicia Vikander, one of my favorites of the moment.
2. The Circle by David Eggers
A young woman gets a job at an internet company. It’s a cyber thriller and the movie stars Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.
1. The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
The true story of Antonina Żabińska, whose husband ran the Warsaw Zoo in Poland during WWII. The zoo was used to help Jewish people hide from the Nazis. The movie stars Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl.
They Almost Made the Top 5: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron