Books to Read Before You See the Movie

Yep, we all saw the cable version of Flowers in the Attic last week. But don't miss these other beloved fiction and nonfiction reads now, as they make their way to the bigger film screen.

Thérèse Raquin (Penguin Classics)

240 pages; Penguin
Adultery, murder and 19th-century Paris—what could be more addictive? The title of this classic has been changed to In Secret for the cinematic version being released this February—and the plot simplified. Pick up the novel for the more complex, but wildly readable story, not to mention the masterful prose of Zola, who can make you feel as if you're standing in a filthy sewer or an elegant boulevard in the blink of a sentence.
— Leigh Newman