Books to Film

Buzzfeed.com has an interesting article, 16 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year written by Arielle Caldron.   Check out the website to see what to read and what to see.  A good story is a good story, whether its read or seen.

Here’s my list of what to see in the theaters:

labor dayLabor Day by Joyce Maynard   On a Labor Day weekend shopping trip, Henry Wheeler and his  fragile mother show kindness to a stranger with a terrible secret. Now a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, Labor Day is a poignant story of love, sex, adolescence, and devastating treachery.

monuments men*The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter   The previously untold story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler’s command” The movie’s cast includes George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman and Cate Blanchett.

winters taleWinter’s Tale by Mark Helprin When master mechanic Peter Lake attempts to rob a mansion on the Upper West Side, he is caught by young Beverly Penn, the terminally ill daughter of the house, and their subsequent love sends Peter on a desperate personal journey.  This is a romantic fantasy starring Colin Farrell and Jesica Brown Findly.

gone girl*Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn  On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick’s wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren’t his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife.. Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. Due out in late 2014.

* Books, I have read.

To be continued…. A list of what I will read, what I will see on DVD and a list for YA readers.

– posted by Betty P., Reference Services

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