Books into Movies

If reading through the upcoming movie titles sounds like browsing the library catalog that is because many books are being made into theatrical releases. From recent bestsellers, such as Water for Elephants and The Help to current movies, like I Don’t Know How She Does It and Dolphin Tale, check out the library for the book.

While we do not have access to the movie until after it is released on DVD, you can read the book before visiting the theater.

A hedge fund manager and mother of two, struggles to juggle her professional and personal lives and to balance–often unsuccessfully–on the tightrope of work and home in I Don’t Know How She Does It.

Baseball fans check out nonfiction book, Moneyball, which explains how Oakland Athletics general manager, Billy Beene, uses a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.

Based on the children’s book, Winter’s Tail, Dolphin Tale describes the rescue and rehabilitation of a young Atlantic bottlenose dolphin who received an artificial tail after being badly injured when caught in a crab trap.

In We Need to Talk about Kevin the mother of a teenage boy who killed seven fellow and two adults in a high-school shooting writes a series of letters to her estranged husband on their son’s upbringing and questions what she fears may be her own part in the tragedy.

Karyn Bosnak’s 20 Times a Lady has been made into the motion picture What’s Your Number. The female main character reflects on the twenty men she’s had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.

In October Steel and Other Stories by Richard Matheson will be released at Real Steel. You may remember Mateson’s other book, I am Legend was made in the 2007 film of the same name.

It has been a few years since the last theatrical release of The Three Musketeers, but no matter how many movies are made some will always prefer Alexandre Dumas’ book.

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