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January 10, 2019

10 books to read before the movie adaptations come out in 2019

'P.S. I Love You,' 'The Goldfinch,' 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette?' and more

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Is your 2019 resolution to read more? Pick up one of these books before the movie comes out this year.

Maybe your New Year's resolution is to read more in 2019, or maybe you're just searching for a new book to devour.

Below are 10 books to read before they become hit movies (in theater or on Netflix) this year. Included in the list are "P.S. I Love You," "The Goldfinch," "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" and other intriguing reads you won't want to put down.

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"Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" by Maria Semple

The humorous plot revolves around 15-year-old Bee's mother who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica.

Release date: March
Starring: Cate Blanchett

"Five Feet Apart" by Rachael Lippincott

Two teens with cystic fibrosis meet and begin to fall in love. There's one big issue, though. They can't get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives.

Release date: March
Starring: Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson

"Pet Sematary" by Stephen King

It's one of King's most iconic novels. The book's horrors center around a makeshift graveyard in the woods where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

Release date: April
Starring: Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz

"P.S. I Still Love You" by Jenny Han

In the sequel to "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Lara Jean and Peter make things official, but things get messy when Lara Jean's childhood friend John Ambrose McClaren reveals he also received a love letter.

Release date: TBA by Netflix
Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineno

"The Sun is Also A Star" by Nicola Yoon

The book is set over the span of one day in New York City. In it, logical Natasha meets dreamer Daniel as she attempts to find a way to stop her family from getting deported to Jamaica.

Release date: May
Starring: Charles Melton, Yara Shahidi

"Artemis Fowl" by Eoin Colfer

This YA fantasy novel follows the adventures of a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who kidnaps a fairy and asks for a large ransom of gold.

Release date: August
Starring: Ferdia Shaw, Judi Dench, Josh Gad

"All the Bright Places" by Jennifer Niven

This YA book centers around mental illness and its effects on the person suffering from it.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it's unclear who saves whom.

Release date: TBA by Netflix
Starring: Elle Fanning, Justice Smith

"The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn

A reclusive woman spying on her neighbors through her window sees something that she shouldn't have in this twisty thriller.

Release date: October
Starring: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore

"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt

This Pulitzer Prize-winning book focuses on Theodore Decker who, at the age of 13, survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum in which his mother dies.

Release date: October
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman

"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott

There's a good chance you've already read this classic, but it's worth a re-visit. 

Alcott's story follows the lives of the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – who live with their mother during the Civil War.

Release date: December
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh

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