Summer is a time for beaches, blockbusters and books – and this season is packed with three much buzzed-about film adaptations: Eat, Pray, Love, The Killer Inside Me and Twelve. PEOPLE.com wants to know: Before buying your movie ticket, which source material will you be adding to your summer must-read list?
• Eat, Pray, Love, out August 13
In this big-screen adaptation based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 bestseller – a globetrotting memoir following a divorcée traveling to Italy, India and Bali in search of fulfillment – Julia Roberts divorces Billy Crudup, rebounds with James Franco and ultimately romances Javier Bardem.
• The Killer Inside Me, out June 18
Adapted from pulp author Jim Thomson’s novel, The Killer Inside Me stars Casey Affleck as a small-town deputy sheriff engaged to Kate Hudson but pulled into a murderous rage when he falls for a local prostitute played by Jessica Alba.
• Twelve, out July 12
Ditching his squeaky-clean ways, Gossip Girl‘s resident hottie Chace Crawford tackles the Upper East Side drug trade in this Joel Schumacher-directed drama, based on Nick McDonell’s debut novel. The gritty flick also stars Emma Roberts, 50 Cent and Zoe Kravitz.