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”.