Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
Three 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 September

Book cover for After Ever Happy
After Ever Happy
Todd, Anna

Anna Todd’s After book series has followed the love story of Tessa and Hardin through their relationship’s highs and lows, but in this final installment, After Ever Happy, they will face a challenge that just might break them. When a dark and disturbing truth from the past comes to light, both Tessa and Hardin begin to question everything they thought to be true and how far they will go to stay together. The cinematic adaptation of Anna Todd’s bestselling series hits theaters on September 7, 2022.

Book cover for The Silent Twins
The Silent Twins
Wallace, Marjorie

The true story of June and Jennifer Gibbons, identical twin sisters who spoke only to each other and only in their own unique language from the ages of three until their twenties. As they grew, the girls became more and more antisocial, eventually landing in a hospital for the criminally insane. Marjorie Wallace delves into the traumatic and fascinating world of these troubled girls in her work The Silent Twins. Starring Letitia Wright, the film adaptation of Wallace’s disturbing book will be released in theaters on September 16, 2022.

Book cover for True Things About Me
True Things About Me
Davies, Deborah Kay

An unnamed woman in an unnamed town lives a life of quiet desperation. Until she meets him: a charming, handsome and brutal ex-con. Before she knows it, she is carried away into a world of violent desire. True Things About Me by Deborah Kay Davies looks at sexual obsession and abuse through one whirlwind relationship. Starring Ruth Wilson, the film adaptation of this exhilarating novel will be released in theaters on September 9th, 2022.