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The Best Books Coming to Screens This February

We are now one month into 2018. So far, so good. Hopefully at this point  you’ve read several books. Or maybe you’ve just read one. Or maybe you’re in between reads. Whatever your circumstance, I hope your year’s gotten off to a good reading start.


If you need a break from reading, then you might want to head to the movies during these winter weekends. Here are the best books coming to screens this February!


February 9th


Fifty Shades Freed


Fifty Shades Freed

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With the tagline “Don’t miss the climax,” the grand finale of the Fifty Shades trilogy hits theaters early February. Fifty Shades Freed is based on E. L. James’ novel of the same name, and follows Anastasia Steele-Grey and Christian Grey feeling those post-honeymoon blues. Conflicts arise, sex is had. You know the score.


Peter Rabbit


Peter Rabbit poster

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Okay, frankly, I know we at Bookstr roasted the Peter Rabbit trailer, but sometimes the trailer doesn’t get it right. Based on Beatrix Potter’s stories, the new film follows Peter Rabbit’s feud with Thomas McGregor over a nice, animal-friendly new neighbor. The reason I’m changing my tune regarding this movie is that the case is stellar (Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Sia, Daisy Ridley, and ALSO Daisy Ridley). And James Corden’s voicing Peter Rabbit. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


February 16th


Black Panther


Black Panther cool poster

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Black Panther is going to be the best movie of 2018, possibly the 21st century, and is it February 16th yet? Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Chadwick Boseman star. The film will follow T’Challa’s inheritance of his father’s throne after the events of Captain America: Civil War, and how he balances the mantle of Black Panther with the role of king. And here I am. Waiting. Oh, and it’s based on the comic book character. Ta-Nehisi Coates recently did a Black Panther run, so that’s worth checking out if your interest is piqued.


February 23rd




Annihilation poster

Image Via Paramount Pictures


Based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer, the movie will follow a team of scientists who venture into a mysterious environmental disaster zone. The cast is crazy good: Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Oscar Isaac. Also, it’s directed by Ex Machina’s Alex Garland. Should be good!


Every Day


Every Day

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Based on David Levithan’s novel of the same name, Every Day follows a soul called “A” who enters a new body every day. One day he meets a girl named Rhiannon, and they begin to fall in love. Their romance has to navigate, obviously, their unique predicament. Angourie Rice stars, Michael Sucsy directs, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl author Jesse Andrews penned the script. Mark it on your calendars!


Feature Image Via Sony Pictures