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Friday, January 10, 2014

Literature in the News: 16 Movies in Theaters in 2014 Based on Books

Over at BuzzFeed Books, Arielle Calderon posted 16 Books ToRead Before They Hit The Theaters This Year.  I’ll just list the books and authors, but you can go over and read a short synopsis of each story line, the actors, and when the movie plans to release. 

1. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

2. The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter

3. Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

5. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

6. Divergent by Veronica Roth

7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

8. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

9. The Giver by Lois Lowry

10. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

11. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

12. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

13. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

14. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

15. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

16. Serena by Ron Rash

Hat tip to Sister Rose at the Movies for leading me to the site.  I don’t frequent BuzzFeed.

I’ve never read any of them, nor even recognize any except Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale.  I read and reviewed Helprin’s A Soldier of the Great War on my blog here last year. 

To be up front, I probably won’t see any of them.  I don’t go to too many movies any more.  I don’t find the art form as interesting as reading the novel.  The only movie I might see—if I can convince my wife to go—is the new Captain America movie coming out in the spring. :) 


  1. Oooohhhhh.....she missed The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I probably won't see the movie, but the book is awesome!

    1. Well, you know, if I were to ever be a thief, I would be a book thief!! :-P Thanks Jan.