This week, we’re sharing books that are going to – or have been made – into films and TV shows this year. Make sure to read the book(s) before watching the movie!
A Series of Unfortunate Events
After their parents’ death in a terrible fire, Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire lead turbulent lives as they are left in the care of Count Olaf, a man who’s sole purpose of existence is to steal the fortune left by their parents. The orphans eventually stumble upon a secret; a secret that may be the key to understanding the miserable situation they are in.
Netflix has released Season 1 of A Series of Unfortunate Events and it is absolutely fantastic so far. Don’t be daunted to read the thirteen books (pictured above) – they’re all worth it.
Goodreads rating: 4.05
Beauty Huston has always despised her nickname which contradicts her true skinny and plain appearance. Her sisters, on the other hand, are as fair as she is plain. Regardless of their differing appearances, the Huston family are a tight-knitted, loving family. However, when her father accidentally steps into the enchanted castle of the “Beast”, he is forced to make a promise that will change Beauty’s life forever.
Though this particular book isn’t going to be adapted for the big screen, “Beauty and the Beast”, starring Emma Watson, will be released in March.
A Dog’s Purpose
Goodreads rating: 4.35
Written from the perspective of a dog (hence the title), A Dog’s Purpose is the story of a dog’s search for the meaning of existence over the course of several lifetimes.
Get ready to laugh out loud and shed a few tears as you read this book. Especially recommended for those who have pet dogs.