Books to Read Before They Become Movies 2023

Do you enjoy reading a book before watching a movie based on it? If this is you, you are in luck for 2023! Several predicted films will be released this year based on popular books with moving plot lines. In particular, there are four books to read before they become movies in 2023.

The first book is titled Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This book covers the story of a young teenage woman who finds herself amid the Rock ‘N Roll scene in the late 1960s in Los Angeles. Drama soon unfolds when the mystery of why her band splits up comes swirling around. This movie’s release date is in March of 2023 on Prime Video! 

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a continuation and prequel of the well-known Hunger Games series. This novel, written by Suzanne Collins, tells the story of young President Cornelius Snow and his experience with Panem’s tenth Hunger Games extravaganza. In this book, readers get an immersive experience as Snow prepares to be the mentor for Lucy Baird, a tribute from District 12.

As the novel progresses, Snow believes that Lucy, his appointed tribute, has a chance to be the lone survivor, and his hope will grow. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes has a theatrical release date of November 2023. If you love adventure and drama and want an inside look into the past of President Snow, add this to your books to read before they become movies 2023.

Text For You by Sofie Cramer is a must-read novel for romance lovers. This book will encircle love, grief, loss, and hope. After Clara, the main character, loses her fiance unexpectedly, she works through her grief by sending text messages to his old phone number. In this text message thread to her fiance, she can explain her feelings and work through her loss. The message thread is soon interrupted when the phone number is reassigned. The person assigned to this phone number is a man working through loss and confusion after a hard breakup. Clara’s texting thread with this unknown man becomes more frequent after they realize they can relate to and help each other through their pains. The theater release of Text For You is in February of 2023.

The fourth and last novel to add to your list of books to read before they become movies 2023 is The Color Purple by Alice Walker. This domestic fiction novel takes place in the early 1900s in Georgia. The book follows the perspective of a young Black woman, Celie, who is in several abusive relationships. Throughout her life of fear and pain, Celie desired to keep her sister from the same fate. As the story progresses, she soon discovers that her abusive husband is keeping letters from her sister. The book covers the fear, outrage, love, and independence necessary for Celie to have freedom and peace. The Color Purple will be in theaters in December 2023.

With these four unique options described above, you can now begin collecting books to read before they become movies in 2023.