Books to Movies

How many times have you said you wished you had read the book before the movie came out? This Fall's movie releases include some very good books you will want to read first. It is always interesting to compare the book to the movie.  You can click on the title or the book cover to reserve the book to pick up at your library.


The Girl on the Train  by Paula Hawkins 

 Rachel, a recently divorced woman, takes the same train every day for her morning commute, and with it comes a routine of watching a perfect couple dine for breakfast on their deck. But one day, she witnesses something shocking, and reports it to the authorities, becoming entwined in the mystery that follows. A #1 New York Times Best Seller for over 15 weeks in 2015.

Emily Blunt stars as the lead with Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux.

Release date: Oct. 7  Click here to see the movie trailer



Inferno by Dan Brown 

Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbolism, wakes up in an Italian hospital with no recollection of the past 36 hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. When he is chased by an assassin, he and his doctor, Sienna Brooks, flee Florence and embark on a journey to unlock codes that are tied to a brilliant scientist obsessed with The Inferno. Tom Hanks returns as Langdon in this intricate thriller. Also starring Felicity Jones, and Ben Foster.

Release date: Oct. 14  Click here to see the movie trailer



 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

A satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. It follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive "Victory Tour" at Texas Stadium, football mecca of the Dallas Cowboys, their fans, promoters, and cheerleaders. The film features Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker.

Release date: Nov. 11 Click here to see the movie trailer



Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander/J.K. Rowling

 One of Harry Potter’s textbooks at Hogwarts was Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This very short book is about the magical creatures in the Wizarding World. The movie, which is written by J.K. Rowling, is about the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. A must read and see for all Harry Potter fans young and old.The movie features Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell.

Release date: Nov. 18  Click here to watch the trailer


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children  by Ransom Riggs

A popular young adult and those adults who enjoy the genre. After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there. The movie stars Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench

Release date: Dec. 25  Click here to see the trailer



Dr. Strange, Volume 1 by Jason Aaron 

Marvel Comic character Dr. Strange comes to life in graphic novels and now on the big screen. After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil. Starring: Rachel McAdams, Benedict Cumberbatch

Release Date: November 4 Click here to watch the movie trailer



Posted by LindaD on August 3, 2016