Top 5 Books to Read Before the Movies

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

This story of a successful woman who starts feeling the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease shows how she navigates through memory loss and confusion. She tries to make the most of her time while she can. Starring Julianne Moore, this movie hit theaters January 16.

Serena by Ron Rash

Newly wed couple Serena (played by Jennifer Lawrence) and her husband (Bradley Cooper) are set on building a timber empire in the Northern California woodlands. Serena is fiercely devoted to her husband and fears almost nothing, even when she has to save his life or hunt for rattlesnakes. Coming to theaters March 26.

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

This incredible novel about the sinking of the Essex is the worth the read before watching it on the big screen. The ship’s destructive encounter with an angry sperm whale before its demise stars Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy. Coming to theaters March 13.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Book two in the popular Divergent trilogy follows Tris Prior and her unmistakable bravery in her attempt to take down the government to restore the peace. Starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, this movie hits theaters March 20.

Paper Towns by John Green

John Green gives the world yet another one of his genius novels. It’s simple – boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Girl dresses as a ninja and recruits the boy to help her with her elaborate scheme. Starring Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff, and coming to theaters June 5.