In 2016 I started my reading journey and ever since the only resolution I make at the beginning of the year is the amount of books I will finish by the end of it. The annual 12 books a year I started out with, were not challenging enough and therefore I am working towards a total of 40 before the end of 2018.

I have since adopted a lot more noteworthy reading habits, all but sticking to my monthly TBR list. For some reason a monthly TBR list, more often than not, results in a reading slump. So this year I am experimenting with a yearly TBR. The fact that all titles on my current list are books that have been or will be adapted to movies or TV-series helps me finish one book after another, often before the release date of the adaptation.

Below you’ll find my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2018. Some of these movies are really far removed from my fantasy/ science fiction comfort zone. This is on purpose and should challenge me to read “harder”. The dates mentioned are the upcoming release dates for the Netherlands as announced on the IMDb website. You can click on the titles for more info.

border Simon vs the HomosapienTitle: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli

Dutch Title: Simon vs de verwachtingen van de rest van de wereld

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT

Movie: Love Simon

Movie release date: 14 June 2018


Title: The Darkest Minds Trilogy

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Dutch Title: De overlevenden 

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Fantasy

Movie: The Darkest Minds

Movie Release date: 2 August 2018

Crazy Rich Asians trilogy

Title:  Crazy Rich Asians

Author:  Kevin Kwan

Genre: Contemporary, Humor

Movie:  Crazy Rich Asians

Movie Release date: 16 August 2018

you duology

Title: You

Author: Caroline Kepnes

Dutch Title: Jij

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Crime

TV Series: You

Netflix Release date: To be expected in September 2018

border The Girl in the Spiders Web

Title:  The Girl in the Spider’s Web  (Millenium 4 )

Author: David Lagercrantz

Dutch Title: Wat ons niet zal doden

Genre: Thriller, Crime

Movie: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Movie Release date: 25 oktober 2018

border Mortal Engines

Title:  Mortal Engines  

Author: Philip Reeve

Dutch Title: Een Moordend Systeem 

Genre: Steampunk Fantasy

Movie: Mortal Engines

Movie Release date: 13 december 2018

border Miles Morales 2

Title: Miles Morales – Spiderman

Author: Brian Michael Bendis

Genre: Comic, Graphic Novel

Movie: Into the Spider – Verse

Animation release date: 20 december 2018

Border Battle Angle AlitaTitle: Battle Angel Alita

Author: Yukito Kishiro 

Genre: Comic, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Movie: Alita: Battle Angel

Animation release date: 20 december 2018

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