We all know that the book is usually better than the movie but going to the movies is fun and some of our favorite books are making their way to the big screen this year. From stories about crazy rich Asian families to an imaginative tale about a mother and daughter, these are some of the 2018 film adaptations we’re excited to see.

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Fiona Maye knows a lot about families and children, working as a judge in family court but her 30-year marriage is now suffering because she never had children. When she’s brought in on a case about a young boy refusing medical help for religious reasons, her life and the 17-year-old boy’s life will be forever changed.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

When Bernadette Fox disappears due to her agoraphobia, it’s up to her 15-year-old daughter to figure out where she has gone. Through emails, official documents, and other correspondences, Bee will do everything she can to find the mother she loves.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

For historical fiction fans, this book-to-movie adaptation will be your new favorite story. Juliet is a struggling writer, trying to find her next book subject after World War II. When she receives an unexpected letter from a native of the island of Guernsey, it begins an intriguing correspondence and Juliet will discover a new subject for her next book. This novel has just been picked up by streaming service giant, Netflix and will be out as a full-length film in late 2018.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Young Merricat and her family live a peculiar and murderous life but have always been happy in their sprawling estate… until an uninvited family member shows up and wreaks havoc upon their pleasant existence. This gothic tale is a fan favorite and sure to be a dark and twisty film when it is adapted for film later this year.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Rachel Chu didn’t know that her boyfriend was rich, and that he is also Singapore’s most eligible bachelor. When Nick brings her home to meet the family, money and relatives get in the way of their relationship. Can this young couple maneuver through all the obstacles of this intricate family?

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

On Ruby’s 10th birthday, she is admitted to a government rehabilitation camp. Six years later, she has discovered frightening powers that no adult can learn about. When she runs away with other gifted children, they will have to make major decisions in order to stay alive. Mandy Moore and Amandla Stenberg star in this action-packed release.

Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley

When Garrard Conley’s pastor father finds out he is gay when he’s 19, he is sent to a therapy program to cure him of his homosexuality. In this raw and emotional memoir, Conley defies the teachings of the program and confronts his past to become the man he knows he was meant to be.

The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni

Sebastian Prendergast lives with his grandmother, sentenced to a life of homeschooling and limited social interaction. When he meets rebellious Jared, the two boys start a punk rock band and plan to enter the church’s talent show. When his grandmother calls him back, Sebastian must decide whether he wants to return to his former life or chase his own dreams.

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