Looking for your next read? Check out the following books that will be adapted for the big screen this year.
(Summaries are provided by EBSCO NoveList; casting information is courtesy of imdb.com.)
Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
(Film will be released as The Imitation Game)
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch
Explores the life of the mathematician, reveals the character of the man behind such concepts as the universal machine and the scientific understanding of the mind, and discusses his pioneering role in electronic computer design.
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
Starring: Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth
Without her husband's knowledge, Christine, whose memory is damaged by a long-ago accident, is treated by a neurologist who helps her to remember her former self through journal entries until inconsistencies begin to emerge, raising disturbing questions.
A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
Starring: Christina Hendricks, Allison Janney
The disappearance of her politically active daughter, forces Charlotte to abandon her apathetic, comfortable existence and become involved in the dangerous politics of a South American nation.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morais
Starring: Helen Mirren, Rohan Chand, Manish Dayal
The story of Hassan Haji, a boy from Mumbai, who ends up opening a restaurant in a quiet French village thus triggering a culinary war with the fancy haute cuisine place opposite.
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Starring: Aaron Paul, Imogene Poots, Pierce Brosnan
Meeting on New Year's Eve on the roof of Topper's House, a London destination infamous as a last stop for suicidal people, a talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother share stories about their circumstances and decisions.
Serena by Ron Rash
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper
Traveling to the mountains of 1929 North Carolina to forge a timber business with her new husband, Serena Pemberton champions her mastery of harsh natural and working conditions but turns murderous when she learns she cannot bear children.
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Starring: Jason Bateman, Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Tina Fey
Judd Foxman is thrown together with his dysfunctional family when his father dies, while at the same time coping with his wife's infidelity and the end of his marriage.
Unbroken: A World War II Airman's Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Starring: Jack O'Connell, Jai Courtney, Domhnall Gleeson
Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann
A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.