6 Books you should read before their movies come out

booksI am constantly torn about whether I prefer to read the book first or see the movie. Sometimes I find myself watching the movie version of one of my beloved books and noticing all the ways they changed it or all the things that should have been included but were left out; other times I’ll read the book after seeing the movie and realise how beautifully the movie translated the book to the screen. Ultimately, when it comes to things like Game Of Thrones, I feel you have to make the choice one way or another or you will wind up spoiling both mediums for yourself.

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At the end of the day I’m probably more in the camp of reading the book first — yes, you might be less surprised by twist endings or shocking reveals but often there is a depth in books that can be difficult to translate to the screen and it saves any moments where you’re watching the film and wondering who the hell someone is or what the hell they’re talking about. The following 6 books have all been turned into movies which are out this year and if you haven’t already read them I highly recommend checking them out now. (Bonus tip: try to find the original covers — the movie versions will just let people know you’ve jumped on the bandwagon!)

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me before youThis movie has been copping a lot of criticism thanks to the controversial ending (which I won’t spoil for you if you haven’t heard anything), but ultimately it is the story of an adventure-seeking man who is severely injured and severely depressed and the unambitious (and slightly lost) young woman who is brought in to help care for him. 

SHOP IT: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, $17.99, dymocks.com.au

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Larissa Thorne (Deputy Editor)

Larissa Thorne (Deputy Editor)

When I'm not working on getting my first novel finished you'll find me buried under the great wall of credit card debt that I've collected over the years. I am a hoarder of shoes, jewellery, books and Disney DVDs and am physically incapable of restricting my chocolate intake.

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