Monday, February 20, 2017

Don't Judge a Book by It's Movie

Have you ever gone to see a movie that was based on a book?  You get there with people who have never read the book and they are raving about how wonderful the movie was and you think to yourself, "Yes, the movie was good, but the book was better." If you agree with me or have seen one of these movies and decided against reading the book, I urge you to read the book. You may be surprised by how much you enjoy it.

Here are a few books that were made into movies.  

Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson 
This amazing psychological thriller keeps you turning pages wondering what will happen next.  I hear the movie did not do the book justice...but I admit I have not watched the movie. 

Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
The movies are well done and amazing,...however the books are vivid and filled with even more amazing details.  I urge you to read the books. They are perfect for readers of all ages.

City of Bones from Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. 
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, this entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will thoroughly enjoy!

Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Alice Howland is a Harvard Professor at the top of her game, when she becomes disoriented and confused the doctor diagnoses her with early onset alzheimer's disease. This is the story of how she and her family learn to cope with her disease. Beautifully written and in turns heartbreaking, inspiring and terrifying. 

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Tom Sherbourne returns from war and takes a position as a lighthouse keeper off the coast of Australia. His young wife, Isabel joins him. They long to start a family but she miscarries and has still births, so when a young infant washes ashore Tom allows his wife to keep the infant. It's a decision which has devastating consequences. 

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
A spine tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography. This book will delight readers who enjoy adventures found in the shadows. 
Here's to great literature that can be made into movies!

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