Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You - November 2018 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
collage of movie posters

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 November


Book cover for The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel
The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel
Lagercrantz, David.

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist team up once again to protect a child who has seen too much. This is the fourth book in the Millenium series which began with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”


Book cover for Boy Erased: A Memoir
Boy Erased: A Memoir
Conley, Garrard

Boy Erased is the memoir of Garrard Conley who, at 19, was forced to choose between being disowned by his family or undergoing gay conversion therapy aimed at “curing” his homosexuality. Conley’s testimony provides a stark and disturbing inside view of the dangers of ex-gay programs. The 2018 film adaptation starred Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe and can be checked out on DVD with your library card today. 


This is the memoir of Garrard Conley who, at 19, was forced to choose between being disowned by his family or undergoing gay conversion therapy aimed at “curing” his homosexuality.


Book cover for The Story of the Nutcracker
The Story of the Nutcracker
Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus), 1776-1822,

Everyone’s favorite holiday tale gets a new cinematic adaptation. On Christmas Eve, Marie and her siblings always receive wonderful gifts from their godfather Drosselmeyer. This year is no exception, with a magnificent clock castle and nutcracker soldier. But after the children go to bed, their toys come to life and begin to battle with the house mice. When only Marie wakes up to see the spectacle, she unwittingly finds herself a part of this conflict.


Book cover for All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid
All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid
Bai, Matt.

Based on Matt Bai’s “All the Truth is Out,” this is the true story of what happened to presidential nominee frontrunner, Colorado Senator Gary Hart, when rumors of an extramarital affair threw his campaign hopes out the window. On a grander scale, this is the story of the beginning of the great scrutiny of the private lives of politicians and their scandals.


Book cover for If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk
Baldwin, James

Tish and Fonny are young and in love. Newly engaged and pregnant with their first child, they have a bright future ahead of them. But this happy future is disrupted when Fonny is falsely accused of a heinous crime and put in jail. As Tish’s pregnancy progresses, Tish and Fonny’s families work to prove him innocent and set him free.


Tish and Fonny are young and in love. Newly engaged and pregnant with their first child, they have a bright future ahead of them. But this happy future is disrupted when Fonny is falsely accused of a heinous crime and put in jail. As Tish’s pregnancy progresses, Tish and Fonny’s families work to prove him innocent and set him free.


Book cover for The Elephant Vanishes: Stories
The Elephant Vanishes: Stories
Murakami, Haruki, 1949-

In Murakami’s short story, an unnamed narrator meets his friend’s new boyfriend and learns of the man’s peculiar and disturbing hobby.


Book cover for How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Seuss, Dr.

The meanest, most Christmas hating-est man around gets another shot at the big screen. Dr. Seuss’ lovable grouch will once again learn the true meaning of Christmas as he pits himself against the Who’s of Whoville and their Christmas celebrations.


Book cover for Widows
Widows
La Plante, Lynda,

After their husbands are killed in a heist gone wrong, three widows have a shot at carrying out their last great crime. But with a group of local criminals hounding them and their own inexperience weighing them down, will they manage to pull it off?


 

 

 

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