There are a plethora of books being adapted into movies and TV shows. Read the originals and watch the adaptations come to life (plus brag to your friends about how cultured you are.) If you need help putting any of these books on hold ask your librarian, you won’t regret it!

Live by Night” by Dennis Lehane

The tale of the making and eventual demise of a gangster in the Prohibition era of the Roaring ’20s who breaks the unbreakable rule: stealing a mob boss’ money and moll. Starring: Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana

A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron

A surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. A devoted dog is reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, and develops an unbreakable bond with a loving owner. Starring: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid

Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James

The second in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy, Anastasia and Christian rekindle their sizzling sensual affair, but Anastasia learns more about the haunting past of her damaged and demanding boyfriend. Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarity

A tragic death occurs at the school trivia night. Was it murder? Who knows what? The months leading up to the tragedy are viewed through the eyes of three kindergarten mothers. Alternating with their version of events are snippets of the police reports and gossip of other kindergarten parents. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon

Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver

A popular high school senior enjoys a fun, wild day, until she dies in a car accident that night. However, she still wakes up the next morning…and the next, and the next and the next. She lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined. Starring: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage

The Shack” by William P. Young

Mack’s youngest daughter was abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the wilderness. Four years later, Mack receives a suspicious note, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he returns and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever. Starring: Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw