Reading the movies

Every year Hollywood proves again and again that some of the best stories for the big screen originate on the printed page.  Movies based on books are extremely popular, with movie rights often being optioned before the book is even published.  2015 is shaping up to be no different.  This year we have the usual suspects from teen lit: Mocking Jay Part 2, Insurgent, Scorch Trials, as well as the highly-anticipated Paper Towns.  Sadly, I don’t think that Peter Jackson can squeeze any more life out of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit so we will have to wait for the next great epic trilogy.  So where does that leave you?  Never fear, there are some great books being made into movies this year so why not read the book BEFORE it hits the big screen?  Then you can say that you “saw” it first.

Dark places by Gillian Flynn  (starring Chloe Moretz, Charlize Theron) Fall 2015

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith (starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace) April 2015

Danish girl by David Ebershoff (Starring Eddie Redmayne) November 2015

Serena by Ron Rash (starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence) March 2015

Longest ride by Nicholas Sparks (starring Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson) April 2015

Far from the Madding C rowd by Thomas Hardy (starring Carey Mulligan)  May 2015

Martian by Andy Weir (starring Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Matt Damon) November 2015

True story by Michael Finkel (starring James Franco, Jonah Hill) April 2015

Me before you by Jojo Moyes (starring Emilia Clark) August 2015

Black mass by Dick Lehr (starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Johnny Depp, Kevin Bacon) September 2015

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin (starring Saoirse Ronan) November 2015

Revenant by Michael Punke (starring Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio) December 2015

Pride and prejudice and zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith (starring Lily James) February 2016

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (starring James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe) October 2015