We adore the cinema here at the Book People. The big screen, the smell of popcorn, the shushing of talkers… We have a lot of love for film, especially when the movies are adaptations of bestselling books. Like every other year, 2015 has been a huge year for literary adaptations with the likes of Far from the Madding Crowd, Child 44 and 50 Shades of Grey all proving enormous hits.

Although not all films capture the spirits of the book entirely, we’re always willing to watch adaptations to see the direction in which the film heads. With plenty of adaptations to come before the end of the year, we thought it would be a good idea to look at some of the films coming up. And the books you should read up on before going to see them!

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Jesse Andrews

Following the success of the adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, Hollywood executives have noted that there is a huge enthusiasm for intelligent and witty heartbreaking stories about teenage life and its tender mortality. The adaptation of Jesse Andrews’ Me and Earl and the Dying Girl has already won plaudits galore at the likes of the Sundance Film Festival and many fans of the book are eagerly awaiting seeing the story of Greg Gaines on the big screen.

Feeling like an invisible nobody, Greg is happy to slip into the background and make low-budget movies with his best and only friend Earl. But when his mother insists that he rekindles his childhood friendship with leukemia sufferer Rachel, he has no choice but to do as any good boy should and listen to her. When Rachel stops her treatment, Greg and Earl decide to make a film especially for her – and it turns out to be the Worst Film Ever Made. But it’s also a film that becomes a huge moment in all three of the friends’ lives…