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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. January 2016 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming this January :


A man carries a young girl on his back. Movie poster.

In the midst of dealing with the end of his marriage and his father’s death, David Lamb befriends a young latchkey girl named Tommie. As the two spend time together, their relationship evolves into something more, and less, than friendship. Being referred to by many as a modern day "Lolita," Bonnie Nazdam's Lamb touches on the gray line between adulthood and childhood, between love and hate.

Watch the official trailer here

Release Date - January 8, 2015

A close up shot of a man with snow in his beard and hair staring at the camera. Movie poster.

After being savagely attacked by a grizzly bear while scouting for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, Hugh Glass's compatriots strip him of everything he owns and leave him to die in the 1823 wilderness. Empowered by rage, Glass embarks upon a perilous trek of survival and revenge. Michael Punke's The Revenant is a tale of vengeance bought any any cost.

Watch a trailer, learn more about the book and see photos from the film here

Release Date - January 8, 2015

A teenage girl and a young boy hold hands with their backs to the camera as they stand in the middle of a destroyed urban scene. Movie poster.

When the alien mothership first arrived, people were excited and curious. But as attack after attack whittled down the population, curiosity turned to fear and fear to paranoia. Now, those who managed to survive the EMP bomb, the tsunami, the plague and the snipers hidden among the ruins must face the most frightening attack of all. Richard Yancey’s The 5th Wave is a thrilling and suspenseful read.

Read more about the book and watch the trailer here

Release Date - January 15, 2016

A soldier in full gear runs toward the camera, surrounded by flames. Movie poster.

Mitchell Zuckoff's 13 Hours is the true story of the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi that killed the American ambassador and injured several others. Zuckoff focuses on the six security officers that protected the compound during the attack and prevented further tragedy.

Watch a trailer and get your tickets here.

Release Date - January 15, 2015



In February of 1952, a massive north eastern storm off the coast of Cape Cod tore two oil tankers apart. Mike Tougias' The Finest Hours is the true story of the Coast Guard's relentless efforts to save the stranded riggers.

Check out the official Facebook page to learn more about the film here

Release Date - January 29, 2015