Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
Collage of upcoming films adapted from 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 screens big and small and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming This July

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between
Smith, Jennifer E.

The night before they leave for college, high school sweethearts Clare and Aidan must make the difficult choice to either break up or try a long distance relationship. Over the course of the evening, they retrace their relationship through its highs and lows and consider their possible futures both together and apart. Jennifer Smith’s charming Hello,Goodbye, And Everything In Between is a bittersweet look at young love. Starring Jordan Fisher and Talia Ryder, the film adaptation will stream on Netflix beginning July 6.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
Gallico, Paul

When a cleaning lady in 1950s London stumbles across a Dior dress while on the job, she falls instantly in love. Determined to visit the birthplace of something so exquisite, she scrimps and saves until she has enough to visit the House of Dior. Along the way she befriends a French marquis, aids a lovelorn accountant and touches the lives (and hearts) of all those she meets. Starring Jason Isaacs, Isabelle Huppert, and Lesley Manville, this latest film adaptation of Paul Gallico’s heartwarming Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris will be released in theaters on July 15.

Austen, Jane

After being persuaded by her family that young naval officer Frederick Wentworth is beneath her station, Anne Elliot breaks off their happy engagement. Brokenhearted, she spends the next seven years stricken over her loss. Then Wentworth reappears, now a wealthy captain. Will their love get a second chance or will social standing and familial pressure stand in the way once again? Starring Dakota Johnson, Henry Golding and Richard Grant, the latest cinematic adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic love story Persuasion will stream on Netflix beginning July 15.

Where the Crawdads Sing
Owens, Delia

Abandoned by her parents and left to raise herself, young Kya Clark soon learns to not only survive but thrive in the marshes of North Carolina. But when a local golden boy turns up dead, Kya finds herself the main suspect. The film adaptation of Delia Owens’ bestselling novel Where the Crawdads Sing will be released in theaters on July 15.

The Gray Man
Greaney, Mark

Court Gentry, known as the Gray Man, is a former CIA special enforcer turned legendary hitman. But when this skilled assassin's latest hit turns out to be the brother of the President of Nigeria, Gentry finds himself ruthlessly hunted. Gentry must use all his skills to stay alive and eliminate those out to take him down. The Gray Man by Mark Greaney is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Starring Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, and Ana de Armas, the cinematic adaptation of this bestselling series will stream on Netflix beginning July 22.