Books to Movies
Love seeing books come on to screen? Read one of these books that will be coming to the screen in 2023!
All the light we cannot see : a novel
Doerr, Anthony, 1973- author
Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure.
Are you there God? It's me, Margaret
Blume, Judy, author
Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a twelve-year-old girl talks over her problems with her own private God.
The ballad of songbirds and snakes
Collins, Suzanne, author
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined - every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute . . . and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.
The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Brown, Daniel James, 1951- author
The Color Purple
Walker, Alice 1944-,
-- The Color PurpleThe -- is the 1st book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes and Possessing the Secret of Joy.
Daisy Jones & the Six
Reid, Taylor Jenkins, author
It the early 1970s, all Daisy Jones wants is to write her own songs, but the record studio has its own ideas. Billy Dunne and his brother have a band called The Six that won't be playing weddings for long. They are ambitious, hard-rocking, hard-partying. Daisy and Billy's paths cross when a manager realizes that the key to skyrocketing success is to put them together. But oil and water don't even begin to describe how they mix... And what happens next will become the stuff of legend.
Dune. Book 1 : the graphic novel
Herbert, Brian, adaptor
The story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fantastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format.
Happiness for beginners
Center, Katherine, author
"A year after getting divorced, Helen Carpenter, thirty-two, lets her annoying, ten years younger brother talk her into signing up for a wilderness survival course. It's supposed to be a chance for her to pull herself together again, but when she discovers that her brother's even-more-annoying best friend is also coming on the trip, she can't imagine how it will be anything other than a disaster. Thus begins the strangest adventure of Helen's well-behaved life: three weeks in the remotest wilderness of a mountain range in Wyoming where she will survive mosquito infestations, a surprise summer blizzard, and a group of sorority girls. Yet, despite everything, the vast wilderness has a way of making Helen's own little life seem bigger, too. And, somehow the people who annoy her the most start teaching her the very things she needs to learn. Like how to stand up for herself. And how being scared can make you brave. And how sometimes you just have to get really, really lost before you can even have a hope of being found."-- publisher's description.
Heartstopper. Volume 1
Oseman, Alice, author, artist
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn't think he has a chance. But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works.
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
Grann, David, author
The last thing he told me : a novel
Dave, Laura, author
Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his beloved wife of one year: protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owen's sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Hannah soon realizes her husband isn't who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen's true identity - and why he really disappeared. Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth, together. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen's past, they soon realize they are also building a new future.
Hannah, Kristin, author
Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
One true loves : a novel
Reid, Taylor Jenkins, author
Emma and Jesse, high school sweethearts, marry and build a life for themselves far away from the expectations of their parents. They travel the world, live life to the fullest, and seize every opportunity for adventure. On their first anniversary Jesse is on a helicopter when it goes missing over the Pacific Ocean. Just like that, he is gone. Emma quits her job and moves back to Massachusetts in an effort to put her life back together. Years later Emma meets Sam, an old friend, and finds herself falling in love again. They get engaged and Emma feels like she has a second chance at happiness. Then Jesse is found, alive. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma must decide who she is and what she wants.
Red, white & royal blue
McQuiston, Casey, author
First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz, with his sister and the Veep's genius granddaughter, are the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. Then photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids. The plan for damage control: stage a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex soon discovers that beneath Henry's Prince Charming veneer, there's a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him. As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations.
Romancing mister bridgerton with 2nd epilogue : Bridgerton Series, Book 4
Quinn, Julia, 1970- author.
The subtle art of not giving a f*ck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life
Manson, Mark, author
Text for you : a novel
Cramer, Sofie, 1974-, author
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Sam Heughan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, a heartwarming story of love, loss, serendipity, and texting. After a heated argument, Clara's fiance stormed out of their apartment, but before they have a chance to reconcile, he died a tragic accident. It's been two years, but she's still paralyzed with grief, and her friends are worried about her. So, to try to say what was left unsaid, she start's texting his old phone. What she doesn't realize is that the number has been reassigned. Across town, Sven's phone begins receiving mysterious but heartfelt text messages. He doesn't respond, but is captivated by the sender. His own relationship has been on the rocks, and when it ends he sets out to find the person who has been texting him. Neither Sven nor Clara knew what they were setting out to find, but it would change both of their lives forever
Westerfeld, Scott, author
Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.