Books Becoming Movies & TV SHOWS in 2018

Happy New Year It's Time to Add these books that are become movies & tv shows to Your TBR! Read before you watch.
The book is always better (well most of the time) but it doesn’t damper my excitement over these movies and tv shows that will be released in 2018! If you haven’t read some of these, now is the time, because all of them need to be read. 

Links go to IMDB & Goodreads

by Caleb Carr 

 The Basics: A historical (1896) crime thriller where a crime reporter and a psychologist team up to find a serial killer.

Where: TNT (tv)

Release Date: Monday, January 22, 2018

Starring:  Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans   

  • PJV Excitement Level: 65% 65%

by James Dashner 

 The Basics: The final Maze Runner book becomes the final movie with hero Thomas on a mission to find answers that have haunted him and his friends since they woke up in the Maze.

Where: Big screens everywhere

Release Date: January 26, 2018

Starring: Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O’Brien 

  • PJV Excitement Level: 65% 65%

ALTERED CARBON by Richard K. Morgan

 The Basics: Future murder mystery, where humans can download their consciousness into new bodies.

Where: Netflix

Release Date: February 2, 2018

Starring:  Antonio Marziale, Chris Conner, Hiro Kanagawa

  • PJV Excitement Level: 92% 92%

by Jeff Vandermeer

The Basics: Intent on saving her husband from an unknown affliction because he went somewhere he shouldn’t have gone, said wife also goes into the same place to try and save him. She might get eaten by a shark/gator…

Where: Big Screens Everywhere

Release Date: February 23, 2018

Starring: Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac

  • PJV Excitement Level: 54% 54%

by David Levithan

The Basics: Every day the main character lives in a different body, one day, never the same body, always the age, and always near the last life…

Where: Big Screens Everywhere

Release Date: February 23, 2018

Starring: Maria Bello, Angourie Rice, Debby Ryan

  • PJV Excitement Level: 89% 89%

by Jason Matthews

The Basics: Espionage and sex collide in this story about a Russian intelligence agent, called a Sparrow that specializes in seduction to gather information and kill.

Where: Big Screens Everywhere

Release Date: March 2, 2018

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Mary-Louise Parker

  • PJV Excitement Level: 79% 79%

by Madeleine L’Engle

The Basics: Meg’s dad has gone missing, lost and out of sorts, Meg is visited by three strange women who inform her that her father is not dead, but being held in another dimension. Meg goes on a mission to find her dad and eradicate the darkness.

Where: Big Screens Everywhere

Release Date: March 9, 2018

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

  • PJV Excitement Level: 100% 100%

by Becky Albertalli

The Basics: A coming of age story. Simon’s gay and falls for a classmate online and he doesn’t know exactly who it is.

Where: Big Screens Everywhere

Release Date: March 16, 2018

Starring: Katherine Langford, Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner

  • PJV Excitement Level: 76% 76%

by Ernest Cline

The Basics: A virtual reality world is the only happy place for most humans, in this world a rich billionaire buries and an Easter Egg and the person that finds it wins all his cash. Wade Watts is the person that finds the first clue to find the egg and his world changes drastically.

Where: Big Screens Everywhere

Release Date: March 30, 2018

Starring: Tye Sheridan (X-Men), Olivia Cooke, Hannah John-Kamen

  • PJV Excitement Level: 101% 101%

by Gillian Flynn

The Basics: Psychological thriller, as per usual from Flynn, a reporter goes home to cover a murder and in the process has to confront her own screwed up past.

Where: HBO

Release Date: June, 2018

Starring: Amy Adams, April Brinson, Violet Brinson

  • PJV Excitement Level: 57% 57%

by Alexandra Bracken

The Basics: Dystopian world kills off 98% of the children, and 2% of those survivors have superpowers. Those special kiddos get rounded up and put in camps – but some run-away and group together to fight for survival.

Where: HBO

Release Date: September 14, 2018

Starring:  Gwendoline Christie, Mandy Moore, Amandla Stenberg (Rue THG)

  • PJV Excitement Level: 94% 94%

Shirley Jackson

The Basics: A doctor investigating fear brings strangers together in a very haunted house.

Where: Netflix

Release Date:  Halloween 2018

Starring:  Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, and Kate Siegel

  • PJV Excitement Level: 51% 51%

by Philip Reeve

The Basics:  Cities, in this dystopian landscape, are on wheels, behave like pirates, and “eat” small “towns” to gain resources.

Where: Big Screens Everywhere

Release Date:  December 14, 2018

Starring:  Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Robert Sheehan

  • PJV Excitement Level: 68% 68%

by Caroline Kepnes 

 The Basics: A creeper uses social media to put himself in the path of his chosen victim and make her fall for him.

Where: Lifetime (tv)

Release Date:  2018 (tba)

Starring:  Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl), Kathryn Gallagher, Elizabeth Lail 

  • PJV Excitement Level: 75% 75%


  1. Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews

    Fantastic list! After seeing their trailers, I’ve been looking forward to The Alienist and Altered Carbon, all without realising they began life as novels.

  2. Tanya Patrice

    There are some that I think will make awesome movies – so I’m excited to see them – and others, like Annihilation – where I’m thinking I didn’t love the book, and I can’t believe its being made into a movie!