Hmm ... since the books are usually better than the movies, I'd actually call those "Books to read after you've seen the movies" But then I've always been a save-the-best-for-last kinda gal. Too late to wait for some of those books for me: I've already read and enjoyed Gone Girl, This Is Where I Leave You, The Giver, The Hundred Foot Journey, and Long Way Down. Nick Hornby's books usually make pretty good films so I have high hopes for Long Way Down. This Is Where I Leave You seemed begging for a movie when I read it, tho Batemen is a little older than I pictured Judd. Gone Girl ... it's a thriller so it should make a good movie. But so much of it was internal, I'm not sure how that will translate. How will they manage the Spoiler fake Amy diary vs the real Amy diary? And although I love Rosamund Pike as Amy, I'm less than thrilled with Ben Affleck as Nick. The Giver could be really good. Great cast. I wonder if they're going to combine all the books, or just do the first one -- with its non-ending-ending -- and hope to spin it out into a trilogy? (I've actually only read the first book.) Divergent might actually improve as a movie. There's a nugget of a half-decent story in there, and with all the visual effects they can give it they might be able to successfully make something out of the thin plot and two-dimensional characters.