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Read the Book – Then See the Movie

movie theaterDo you like to read the book before you see the movie? Here’s a heads-up on some of the books being turned into movies this Fall. Check them out from the library today!

September:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
A tale of adolescence whose hero is Charlie, a high school freshman in Pennsylvania. The novel follows Charlie as he is introduced to love, literature and pot.

 

October:

Cloud Atlas: a Novel by David Mitchell
Recounts the connected stories of people from the past and the distant future, from a nineteenth-century notary and an investigative journalist in the 1970s to a young man who searches for meaning in a post-apocalyptic world.

Cross by James Patterson (Movie title: Alex Cross)
Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. The killer was never found, and the case turned cold, filed among the unsolved drive-bys in D.C.'s rough neighborhoods. Years later, still haunted by his wife's death, Cross is making a bold move in his life.

Lay the Favorite: a Memoir of Gambling by Beth Raymer
The story of Beth Raymer’s years in the high-stakes, high-anxiety world of sports betting—a period that saw the fall of the local bookie and the rise of the freewheeling, unregulated offshore sports book, and with it the elevation of sports betting in popular culture.

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The story of a pair of children, born precisely at midnight, August 15, 1947, the moment India became independent. Their lives parallel the history of the nation that is nothing like their parent's generation.

The Paperboy by Pete Dexter
Ward James, a reporter, returns to his family's home in northern Florida to investigate the murder of the county's legendary sheriff, Thurmond Call. Ward enlists his younger brother Jack to help him uncover the truth of who is really responsible for the sheriff's death.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Against a background of English moors in the 18th century, the lives of two families become intertwined through marriage, passion, and the dominating force of a man called Heathcliff.

 

November:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society.

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Movie Title: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2)
Although eighteen-year-old Bella joins the dark but seductive world of the immortals by marrying Edward the vampire, her connection to the powerful werewolf Jacob remains unsevered.

Life of Pi: a Novel by Yann Martel
Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain.

Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce & Laura Geringer (Movie Title: Rise of the Guardians, based on the children’s series Guardians of Childhood)
Nicholas St. North, a daredevil swordsman seeking treasure in the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen finds, instead, the great wizard Ombric Shalazar and a battle against the Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings--a battle Nicholas can win only if he finds five other Guardians in time.

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Embracing a philosophy that life is a movie produced by God, neural health patient Pat Peoples endeavors to win back his estranged wife by making strategic sacrifices and coordinating their communications through a depressed widow.

 

December:

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Escaped convict Jean Valjean risks his life to take care of a motherless young girl during the first half of the 19th century.

The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry causes his brother Perfect Peter all sorts of problems when he behaves properly for a change, upstages Peter at a dance recital, plays pirates, and goes on a camping trip.

On the Road by Jack Kerouac
On the Road is a thinly fictionalized autobiography, filled with a cast made of Kerouac's real life friends, lover, and fellow travelers. Narrated by Sal Paradise, one of Kerouac's alter-egos, On the Road is a cross-country bohemian odyssey that not only influenced writing in the years since its 1957 publication but penetrated into the deepest level of American thought and culture.

One Shot: a Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child (Movie Title: Jack Reacher)
Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is called in by James Barr, a man accused of a lethal sniper attack that leaves five people dead, and teams up with a young defense attorney to find an unseen enemy who is manipulating events.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back.

 

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