7 Books to Read Before You See the Movies This Fall

Some of our all-time favorite fiction and nonfiction reads will be having their debuts as films in the next three months. Here's what to enjoy on the page as well as on the screen.

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

656 pages; Back Bay Books
The November movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba, is about the Nobel Prize winner's early life as a lawyer, lover and outlaw. But the book—with the slightly different title—is by him. 
— Leigh Newman