7 Books to Read Before the Summer Blockbuster

Is the book always better than the movie? Read these before hitting the theater and decide.

Any avid reader knows the book is always better than the movie… well, most of the time. That’s why we rounded up this list of books you must read before watching them on the big screen when they premiere this summer. From real-life comedy and tear-jerking romance, to edge-of-your-seat thrillers, we have something to entertain everyone during these hot and steamy months. Grab a book and some iced tea, and when you’re finished, sit back and relax in the cool theater to decide which was better, the book or the movie.


Featured image: Oxy_gen/Shutterstock.com

Get recommendations for the greatest books around straight to your inbox every week.

About Katharine Scrivener

Katharine Scrivener

KATHARINE SCRIVENER collects books like some people collect shoes and has an abnormal obsession with Friday Night Lights (#teamriggins). When she’s not reading, Katharine is helping to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis, a disease she was diagnosed with at 16 years old. She lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband and piles of books. Find Katharine on Twitter at @katharinescriv and Instagram (#bookstagram) at @kathareads.