Read the Book…See the Movie

If your Book Club is looking for an activity to tie in with one of your discussions, why not try reading a book and then going out to see the movie adaptation?  Here are some films to be released in October that are based on books:

serenaSerena by Ron Rash Traveling to the mountains of 1929 North Carolina to forge a timber business with her new husband, Serena Pemberton champions her mastery of harsh natural and working conditions but turns murderous when she learns she cannot bear children. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

hornsHorns by Joe Hill After his childhood sweetheart is brutally killed and suspicion falls on him, Ig Parrish goes on a drinking binge and wakes up with horns on his head, hate in his heart, and an incredible new power which he uses in the name of vengeance. Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple.

Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations by Charles Dickens  A young orphan, Pip, receives a fortune from a mysterious benefactor and travels to London in order to become a gentleman. Starring Helena Bonham Carter  and Ralph Fiennes.


As I Lay DyingAs I Lay Dying by William Faulkner  The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren’s family sets out to fulfill her last wish: to be buried in her native Jefferson, Mississippi, far from the miserable backwater surroundings of her married life. Starring James Franco (also directing) and Danny McBride.

CarrieCarrie by Stephen King  An introverted girl with remarkable powers of telekinesis faces the horrors of teenage life and unleashes a few horrors of her own when she attends the high school prom. Starring Julianne Moore.

(All summaries from the publishers)

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services


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