My 10-year old is dying to see the Harry Potter movies, and she’s seen the first three, but now that she’s started reading the series, she’s refused to see the others until she reads them first, which killed me this summer because I wanted to take her to see book 7, part 2. But, I totally get it because I used to feel that way, until I rushed to read Bridges of Madison County before I let myself watch Meryl Streep and Clint Eastman, who, as it turned out, did the book a service it didn’t deserve. By a long shot. Now, if it’s a book that I’ve been meaning to read anyway, I’ll hold off on the movie. Otherwise, bring on the popcorn.
The Atlantic lists some of the books-turned-movies due out this fall and lets you know which ones are worth reading first.