By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst

All the best stories begin in a book. It seems that film directors agree based on this summer’s ‘page to screen’ lineup. Many devoted readers will be making the trek to the theater to see if the fresh new films measure up. But a host of new and potential readers may just get hooked on a new author or series when the realize the truth: it was a book first. And everybody knows the book is always better.

Check out these new summer adaptations on your reading devices before they hit the big screen:

Adult

Wonder Woman by Nancy Holder
2017 is the year of the woman, so it’s no wonder that the ultimate female superhero has finally made it to the big screen. It’s been 75 years since Wonder Woman debuted on the pages of DC Comics and according to reviews, she was worth the wait.
Release date: June 2017.

The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan
Sofia Coppola revives this gothic tale set during the Civil War era at a Southern girls’ boarding school. An all-star cast featuring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, and Colin Farrell is sure to mesmerize viewers next month.
Release date: June 2017.

The Dark Tower by Stephen King
It by Stephen King
King reigns at the box office this summer with two of his bestsellers becoming major motion pictures. If you’re looking for fantasy/sci-fi with a twist of horror, both films release later this summer (but the eBooks are available now!).
Release date: Aug. 2017.
Release date: Sept. 2017.

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
This break-your-heart memoir spent more than 7 years on the New York Times bestseller list and has finally made its way to Hollywood. An in-depth look at a highly dysfunctional family, the film boasts stars Woody Harrelson, Brie Larson, and Naomi Watts.
Release date: Aug. 2017.

Kids & Teens

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
In the mood for a sappy buy sweet romance? The latest screen adaptation of the YA novel delivers an endearing teen love story about a girl who’s allergic to everything (literally) and a boy who moves next door.
Release date: May 2017.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Perfect for the middle-grade set and reluctant readers, the Wimpy Kid series features a relatable character in a funny comic format. In The Long Haul, a family road trip goes horribly wrong and will keep kids laughing all summer long.
Release date: May 2017.

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
This 3D computer-animated superhero hits theaters in early June and the elementary kids will flock to see the zany misadventures of two mischievous pranksters who hypnotize their mean school principal and turn him into their comic book creation.
Release date: June 2017.

Plus many more, including TV movies and series:

Berlin Syndrome (Streaming on Netflix, May 2017)
Wizard of Lies (HBO TV movie, May 2017)
Still Star-Crossed (ABC TV series for YA, May 2017)
My Cousin Rachel (June 2017)
The Mist (TV series, June 2017)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (July 2017)
Tulip Fever (Aug. 2017)
American Assassin (Sept. 2017)
Victoria and Abdul (Sept. 2017)
The Mountain Between Us (Oct. 2017)
Same Kind of Different as Me (Oct. 2017)
The Snowman (Oct. 2017)

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