Its Winter again.
Central Minnesota has a dusting of snow this morning. That chill is in the air…. it feels like late October when the snow just starts. It is one of those days that I would like to stay home and bury my head in a book but that is not going to happen.
This morning I received a notice in my email about a trilogy coming to a close. Has anyone read The Passage by Justin Cronin? This was the BIG title my first year I went to the book expo…. HUGE signs hanging from the ceiling…. I had never hear of Justin Cronin or The Passage but I knew I wanted to know more.
Books like The Passage are so vibrant in detail that you almost can envision what the movie would be like and often, who would play the leading roles. It makes me think about other books that I have read that I wish would become movies. Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking Series….. oh yes please. Ready Player One – it IS going to be a movie and I am so excited!!!! I love that our beloved books are becoming movies and it seems to be happening more and more often! YAY to the authors who had no idea they were also writing movie scripts!
And how about the books that we have read and are becoming movies very soon? I am personally a fan of movies from books. I like to see what they pull from the story. I insist on reading the book first in most cases, but I do love a good book/movie.
Here are some of the BIG titles coming our way:
The Girl On The Train (I did not love this book as much as others… not sure if I will go this one)
Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes (Oh heck yeah…. this one will be an all book club event I hope!)
Allegiant (out in theaters now and I have yet to see it…. but I also have yet to read the book. GAH. Behind.)
The Lost City Of Z (sounds good and have not read it)
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (I have not read this one yet….but now I must!)
Silence by Shusaku Endo (this book was recommended to me a long time ago….I bought and still have not read it.)
The Circle by Dave Eggers (bugga – another one I need to read!)
The Zookeepers Wife – YES!
Looking For Alaska (oh yes…… John Green.)
The 5th Wave (I have not read this… should I?)
Miss Peregrines Home For Particular Children (OOH looks good… I have the book, need to read it)
Inferno by Dan Brown (YES!!!!!! Excited about this one! I must say however as much as I adore Tom Hanks, he is not the right actor for the Dan Brown Langdon books)
So how about it? What books have you read recently that you would love to see become a movie? In your mind who is playing the protagonist? AND what books that are becoming movies are you excited to see?