Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
Collage of films and their adapted 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

Book cover of The Decameron : selected tales = Decameron : novelle scelte
The Decameron: Selected Tales = Decameron: novelle scelte
Boccaccio, Giovanni

The Decameron tells the stories of ten Florentine nobles and their servants who retreat to a secluded villa to escape the bubonic plague. Loosely inspired by Boccaccio’s masterpiece, the Netflix series Decameron, starring Zosia Mamet and Saoirse-Monica Jackson, will premiere on Netflix on July 25.

Book cover of Lady in the lake : a novel
Lady in the Lake
Lippman, Laura

Housewife turned reporter Maddie is determined to find a story juicy enough to convince her boss she has what it takes to do more than take notes at meetings. When the body of a young woman is found in a fountain, Maddie thinks she has found just the case. But the ghost of the missing woman doesn’t want Maddie to solve her death, and Maddie’s determined investigation will end up putting everyone around her in peril. Laura Lippman’s bestselling Lady in the Lake will premier as an Apple + original series on July 19.