Tons of books are becoming movies but if you’d rather read something romantic and then see it later, we have covered it for you. Several beautiful love stories are in the work, find your next romance to get sucked into and then see if you can imagine your favorite actors as the love interest!
The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
The bestselling author of Maine returns with an exhilarating novel about Frances Gerety, the real pioneering ad woman who coined the famous slogan “A Diamond is Forever,” and four unique marriages that will test how true—or not—those words might be
Who’s starring: The film adaptation hasn’t been cast, but Reese Witherspoon will produce.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.
Who’s starring: Elle Fanning is starring, and Miguel Arteta is directing.
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Good girl Abby heads to college and meets a charming, tattooed guy named Travis who challenges her to a bet: if he loses, he has to stay abstinent for a month, and if he wins, she has to live with him for a month.
Who’s starring: The film — which has been compared to Fifty Shades of Grey — hasn’t been cast yet, but screenwriter Julia Hart is attached.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.
Who’s starring: Ryan Reynolds is attached to potentially star.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
Who’s starring: There hasn’t been any casting news yet, but Jane Eyre writer Moira Buffini will open the script.
Fifty Shades Freed
Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.
Who’s starring: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson fill the shoes of Christian and Ana again, while newcomers like Arielle Kebbel will join the franchise. Here are the Fifty Shades Freed cast and all the details we have.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Are you hooked yet? If you are, you’re going to love this book. It opens like a movie; you can almost hear the swelling soundtrack, promising a good old-fashioned, escapist story, even as it is imbued with a knowing — and often hilarious — satirical edge. And it ends like a movie, too, with a heaping helping of tied-up satisfaction, leaving at least this reader with a song in her heart and a yen for Chinese food. But if you’re not hooked, I bet you’ll like “Beautiful Ruins” even more — because the surprising and witty novel of social criticism that flows from its lush, romantic opening offers so much more than just entertainment in terms of scope, emotional range, and formalist invention.
Who’s starring: Imogen Poots will play Dee Moray, and Sam Mendes will produce and potentially direct the film adaptation.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
A young girl gets stuck at JFK on her way to London, only to meet a boy who seems utterly perfect.
Who’s starring: Hailee Steinfeld will star with Robert Sheehan in the adaptation, which is written by Dustin Lance Black.
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The historical drama tells the story of an Englishman, Stephen, and an older married Frenchwoman, Isabelle. After their affair, Stephen can’t help but hold onto the romance while he serves in WWI.
Who’s starring: Nicholas Hoult stars in Birdsong as Stephen, the 21-year-old WWI army officer.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The relationship of two young Nigerians is tested by long distance and immigration issues when one of them moves to America.
Who’s starring: Lupita Nyong’o will play the female lead opposite David Oyelowo, while Brad Pitt is producing.
The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
Two strangers on a charter plane crash in the wilderness and have to depend on each other to survive.
Who’s starring: Idris Elba is playing the male lead opposite Kate Winslet; here they are, kissing on the set.