Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Flicks of Fall: 10 Books to Read Before Seeing the Movie

Summer is sadly drifting away. Visions of palm trees and sipping mai tais at some sandy oasis by the sea get replaced with serious thoughts more fitting to the cooler fall days.
For now, let's turn to the books we ought to read before we see their screen adaptations in our local cinema.
Here's my list of 10 books to see you through the cooling months of September through November.



September 7
The Eye of the Storm
Novel written by Patrick White






September 14
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Novel written by Steven Chbosky






September 21
War of the Buttons (French)
Novel written by Louis Pergaud





October 5
The Paperboy
Novel written by Pete Dexter





October 5
Wuthering Heights
Novel written by Emily Bronte





October 19
Alex Cross
(loosely based on I, Alex Cross)
Novel written by James Patterson




October 19
Killing Them Softly
Novel, Coogan's Trade, written by George Higgins



October 26
Cloud Atlas
Novel written by David Mitchell





November 9
Anna Karenina
Novel written by Leo Tolstoy





November 9
Lincoln
Based on the historical nonfiction book
Team of Rivals
written by Doris Kearns Goodwin













2 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of most of those movies, but I really want to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower! I guess I should buy a copy of the book.

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  2. Thanks for the heads-up. I know about the majority of them, and some I'm really interested to read. Have seen the trailer for Wallflower, sounds like one of those quirky funny new flicks like Juno. I'm so glad to have found your blog, since you've supplemented to the interesting 'field' of 'books into films' which I've been posting about. BTW, I too have made lists like this, and just recently posted an updated list of some 2012 film adaptations from books. A few you haven't mentioned here. If you're interested, here it is.

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