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 March :
The Taliban Shuffle is Kim Barker's memoir of her years as a journalist covering Pakistan and Afghanistan. Funny and revealing, she sheds light on the war, life within the journalist compound and what it means to be a female reporter in Islamic countries.
Watch the trailer here
Release Date - March 4, 2016
Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It, by renowned short story writer Maile Meloy, is set in the American West and takes the themes of family, friendship and the trouble our desires can lead us to. The film, Certain Women, interweaves several of these stories to create a cohesive storyline.
Check out the film's IMDB page here
Release Date - March 11, 2016
This is the true story of young Annabelle Beam who spent her entire youth fighting a rare digestive disorder only to find her miracle cure after a horrific fall into an old tree. Miracles from Heaven by Christy Wilson Bream is a story about the power of family and faith.
See the official trailer here
Release Date - March 16, 2016
Allegiant, the concluding book in Veronica Roth’s popular Divergent series explores the world outside of the society Tris has always known. With factions disbanded and order destroyed, what kind of life will Tris and Four discover?
Watch the trailer and learn more about the series here
Release Date - March 18, 2016
Saint-Exupéry's perenially popular classic, The Little Prince, gets its second cinematic release. After crash landing in the Sahara desert, a pilot meets a young prince who claims to be on an interstellar journey. During their time together, the prince tells the story of his own little asteroid, the vain rose whom he loves, and the multiple curious figures he has met on his trip. A tale about the importance of what lies within as opposed to exterior appearances, Saint-Exupery's story speaks to adults and children alike.
See the trailer here
Release Date - March 18, 2016
Considered the most comprehensive biography of one of country music’s most beloved legends, Colin Escott's Hank Williams: the biography features previously unpublished photographs and a complete catalog of every song Williams ever wrote. A star studded cast will bring Escott's work to life under the title I Saw the Light.
Watch the trailer, see behind the scenes video and follow the latest news about the film here
Release Date - March 25, 2016
Stay tuned to see what other great books are headed for the silver screen