These are the books you gotta read before you see them this month

If you're anything like us, you usually prefer the book to the movie – take Harry PotterTo Kill A Mockingbird, The Shining, to name a few. 

So brace yourself for August as the box office is getting ready to welcome a whole wave of book adaptions for books becoming movies and TV shows.

And if you're a fan of darker fare like thrillers, horrors, crime and sci-fi then get excited because most of these books are along those lines however, there are a few lighter stories in the mix as well. 

So pull up a chair and get stuck into whichever book takes your fancy…

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians is the first in a trilogy so if you just can't get enough of Rachel and Nick, jump into China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems. It hits screen on August 15th. 

Three Seconds

Crime lovers, listen up. Scandinavian crime lovers, really listen up. This book scooped Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers in 2009. 

Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen star in the movie version so we have a feeling it's going to be a hit. 

We The Animals

The book, centred on three wild brothers who live a rough childhood in rural upstate 1980's New York. has already created quite a buzz. 

Try get it read before August 17th, when the movie will arrive in cinemas to (more than likely) blow your mind.  

Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror

This science-fiction horror novel by Steve Alten was first published in July 1997.

Plot: there is a prehistoric shark that's thought to be extinct. But….it isn't. 

The Darkest Minds

Everyone loves a good dystopian novel, right?

It's the whole group-of-teens-on-the-run-from-the-government thing and the movie adaptation will star Mandy Moore, who is amazing in everything she does. 


Everything is about to change. #TheDarkestMinds

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The Little Stranger

If you're looking to be terrified then look no further.

The setting for this supernatural gothic drama horror ghost story (yes, it is all of that) is a dilapidated mansion in 1940's England.

It looks so, so good – you'll easily finish the book before it's August 1st release, starring Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter. 

To All The Boys I've Loved Before

This one is gaining so much attention already – and it's all down to Netflix.

Lara Jean is the teenage protagonist whose love letters to her past crushes are accidentally sent to them. 

This is the first book in the trilogy – you can get cracking on P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean once you've finish the first one.