Upcoming Books to Film : a list from Books-A-Million Online

Books-A-Million, Inc., released today a list of books that are currently showing or being adapted for the big screen.

Recently, the pages of such books as ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green and ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth all have made the leap from the page to the screen.

“Reading the book before seeing the movie makes the movie more enjoyable,” said Margaret Terwey, Senior Fiction Buyer at Books-A-Million, Inc. “Characters and storylines are often much more developed in the book, which helps make a movie more meaningful. Plus, it’s fun to see if the characters and places in the book are depicted in the movie as you pictured them in your head,” she stated.

I often like reading the book before the movie, but I’m just as interested in seeing the movie and then reading the book — either way, if it’s a good story, I always want more. On the flip side, though, I’m often disappointed by how beloved books are translated to film, so it’s a bit of a crapshoot.

Here’s the list: Books to Film & TV : BAM! Books-A-Million Online. Some of the ones I’m personally interested in are “The Giver” (I’m afraid of how this one is going to translate), “Gone Girl” (has potential to be better than the book, really) and “This Is Where I Leave You”.

2 thoughts on “Upcoming Books to Film : a list from Books-A-Million Online

  1. Reading the book before the movie (if the movie is bad) can really hurt the whole experience. I was never so disenchanted with a movie adaptation than “The Bonfire of the Vanities.” I loved the book….a great story of yuppie greed and intrigue in New York, but it was turned into a pathetic flop! I had to go back and read the book again to remove the memory of that disgusting film!

    • I’ve heard that’s a classic in terms of bad book-to-movie translation. I can relate. One of my three favorite books is Marion Zimmer Bradley’s “The Mists of Avalon”. The tv adaptation (with Julianna Margulies) was so horrible it scars me to this day.

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