Books turned into Movies

Many libraries do this theme.  I figured I would give it a try.  You know when a book is about to be turned into a movie or the movie version of a book is about to hit movie theaters when the book all of a sudden has a lot of holds.  I don’t mean just 20 holds but up to 100 or more holds on it.

It is great for books that have not been checked out for a long time.  For example: “The Zookeeper’s Wife” is in theaters in the USA as of April 2017.  The book was published back in January 2007.  It is at least 10 years old.  The moment people heard it was becoming a film, they requested the book.  We still have a large set of holds and the movie has been out for several months and soon patrons will be able to rent the movie before they are able to read the book.

Many of the books listed here I’ve read before viewing the movie.  Many films I’ve seen the movie but did not know it was based on a book.  Some books I’ve read  that I feel are better than the movie include “Austenland, Eragon, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban AND Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief”.   Then there are the books that I’ve enjoyed the movie as well include Beastly, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Hobbit, Pride and prejudice, Lord of the Rings, Memoirs of a Geisha and Water for Elephants.

Have you ever read a book and enjoyed the movie more or saw the movie and enjoyed the book more?  The display’s official title “If you liked the movie, you’ll love the book”. You could also do the reverse by displaying the movie instead of the book.  I wanted patrons to read the book instead of watching the movie.

  1. 12 Years a Slave/ Northup, Solomon
  2. A Century of November / W.D. Wetherell
  3. A Dog’s Purpose / Cameron, W. Bruce.
  4. A Man Called Ove /  Backman, Fredrik
  5. A Monster Calls/ Ness, Patrick
  6. A Walk to Remember / Sparks, Nicholas
  7. Alexander Hamilton/ Chernow, Ron
  8. An Ember in the Ashes / Tahir, Sabaa
  9. And then there were none / Christie, Agatha
  10. Anna Karenina /Tolstoy, Leo
  11. Annihilation / Vandermeer, Jeff
  12. Atonement /McEwan, Ian
  13. Austenland / Hale, Shannon
  14. Beastly/  Flinn, Alex
  15. Beautiful Creatures / Garcia, Kami
  16. Before I Fall / Oliver, Lauren
  17. Breakfast at Tiffany’s / Capote, Truman
  18. Bridget Jones Diary / Fielding, Helen
  19. City of Bones / Clare, Cassandra
  20. Cloud Atlas / Mitchell, David (David Stephen)
  21. Cold Mountain / Frazier, Charles
  22. Colorado Kid / King, Stephen
  23. Confessions of a Shopaholic / Kinsella, Sophie
  24. Dark Places / Flynn, Gillian
  25. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood / Wells, Rebecca
  26. Divergent / Roth, Veronica
  27. Dracula /Stoker, Bram
  28. Eragon / Paolini, Christopher
  29. Ender’s Game / Card, Orson Scott
  30. Flowers in the Attic / Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)
  31. Frankenstein /Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  32. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
  33. Girl on the Train /  Hawkins, Paula
  34. Gone Girl / Flynn, Gillian
  35. Gone with the Wind / Mitchell, Margaret
  36. Harry Potter & the Sorceror’s Stone / Rowling, J.K
  37. Howl’s Moving Castle / Diana Wynne Jones
  38. Horns / Hill, Joe
  39. Hunger Games (series) / Collins, Suzanne
  40. I am Number Four / Lore, Pittacus
  41. Into the Wild/ Krakauer, Jon
  42. Infinity: Chronicles of Nick / Kenyon, Sherrilyn
  43. Inkheart / Cornelia, Caroline
  44. Jurassic Park /Crichton, Michael
  45. Last of the Mohicans / Cooper, James Fenimore
  46. Life of Pi / Martel, Yann
  47. Little Women / Alcott, Louisa May
  48. Live by Night / Lehane, Dennis
  49. Lord of the Rings (series) / J.R.R Tolkien
  50. Memoirs of a Geisha / Golden, Arthur
  51. Murder on the Orient Express / Christie, Agatha
  52. My Cousin Rachel / Du Maurier, Daphne
  53. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  54. Paper Town / Green, John
  55. Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief / Riordan, Rick
  56. Pride & Prejudice / Austen, Jane
  57. Pride and prejudice and zombies / Grahame-Smith, Seth
  58. P.S. I Love You / Ahern, Cecelia
  59. Red Sparrow / Matthews, Jason
  60. Safe Haven / Sparks, Nicholas
  61. Same Kind of Different as Me / Hall, Ron
  62. Secret Life of Bees /  Kidd, Sue Monk
  63. Sherlock Holmes / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  64. Shutter Island / Lehane, Dennis
  65. Splinter Cell / Clancy, Tom
  66. Stardust / Gaiman, Neil
  67. The Black Dahlia / Ellroy, James
  68. The Bone Collector/ Deaver, Jeffery
  69. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas / Boyne, John
  70. The Breadwinner / Ellis, Deborah
  71. The City of Ember / DuPrau, Jeanne
  72. The Circle / Eggers, Dave
  73. The Chronicles of Narnia (Lion, Witch & Wardrobe)
  74. The Count of Monte Cristo / Dumas, Alexandre
  75. The Da Vinci Code / Brown, Dan
  76. The Dark Tower / King, Stephen
  77. The Devil Wears Prada / Weisberger, Lauren
  78. The Dinner/ Koch, Herman
  79. The dressmaker / Ham, Rosalie
  80. The Fault in Our Stars / Green, John
  81. The Giant Under the Snow / Gordon, John
  82. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo / Larsson, Stieg
  83. The Glass Castle / Walls, Jeannette
  84. The Help / Stockett, Kathryn 
  85. The Host / Meyer, Stephenie
  86. The Hours / Cunningham, Michael
  87. The House of Tomorrow / Bognanni, Peter
  88. The Kite Runner / Hosseini, Khaled
  89. Let It Snow / Green, John
  90. The Light Between Oceans / M.L. Stedman
  91. The Long Home / Gay, William
  92. The Lost City of Z / Grann, David
  93. The Martian / Weir, Andy
  94. The Maze Runner / Dashner, James
  95. The Mountain Between Us / Martin, Charles
  96. The Nightingale / Hannah, Kristin
  97. The Notebook / Sparks, Nicholas
  98. The Other Boleyn Girl / Gregory, Philippa.
  99. The Outsiders /  Hinton, S. E.
  100. The Princess Bride / Goldman, William
  101. The Silver Linings Playbook / Quick, Matthew
  102. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants / Brashares, Ann
  103. The Twilight Saga / Meyer, Stephenie
  104. The War of the Worlds / Wells, H.G.
  105. The Witches of Eastwick / Updike, John
  106. The Yellow Birds / Powers, Kevin
  107. The Zookeeper’s Wife / Ackerman, Diane
  108. Time Traveler’s Wife / Niffenegger, Audrey
  109. Unbroken /  Hillenbrand, Laura
  110. Warm Bodies / Marion, Isaac
  111. Water for Elephants / Gruen, Sara
  112. Where’d you go, Bernadette : a novel / Semple, Maria
  113. Winters Tale / Helprin, Mark
  114. Wonder / Palacio, R. J.
  115. World War Z / Brooks, Max
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