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Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
collage of Movie Posters and books

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 is here 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 August

Roslund, Anders

In this non stop thriller, authors Roslund and Hellstrom pit a top secret police operative working undercover as a prisoner against a dogged and clever Detective Inspector. When Piet Hoffman gained the trust of the Polish mafia, it became clear he was the secret police’s best chance at infiltrating the mafia’s prison amphetamine ring. But when Hoffman’s plan goes south, Detective Inspector Ewert Grens is on the case. Not knowing Hoffman’s true identity, Grens will stop at nothing to uncover the truth about who’s behind these crimes.

When her mother disappears right before a highly anticipated family trip to Antarctica, 15-year-old Bee Branch is stunned. Bernadette Fox was a brilliant architect, but after the destruction of one of her buildings, she left the business to be a stay at home mother to Bee. In the following years, Bernadette barricaded herself in their home, using a remote assistant for all tasks that would normally force her outside. Now, Bee must dig through her mother’s correspondence for clues as to why and how an avowed agoraphobe could disappear.

Infamous for its sparse but terrifying illustrations and chilling horror stories, this book has scared the pants off kids for decades. Now, visionary director Guillermo del Toro is adapting it to film.

Masters, Ollie

Ollie Masters’ graphic novels follows three women in 1970’s New York City. Left alone after their gangster husbands are sent to prison, these women figure someone has to keep the business running. And it just so happens they’ve got a natural talent for the gig.

Enzo, an adorable and precocious terrier/lab mix, believes that if he is fully prepared by the end of this lifetime, he can be reincarnated as a human. He observes his owner Denny, a race car driver, and finds life lessons in all of Denny’s trials and tribulations. A philosophical look at humanity, the good and the bad, from the perspective of one who loves it all.