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 September

Book cover for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire

When Ari and Dante, two teenage loners in 1980s Texas, meet one fateful summer day, their lives change forever. Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s critically acclaimed Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe examines friendship, race, sexual identity, and the ties that bind through one unlikely and beautiful relationship. The cinematic adaptation will premiere on September 8, 2023.

Book cover of Hallowe'en party : a Hercule Poirot mystery
Hallowe'en Party: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Christie, Agatha

After a young girl who claims to have witnessed a murder mysteriously drowns at a Halloween party, Inspector Hercule Poirot must round up all possible suspects to determine what exactly is going on in Woodleigh Common. With Kenneth Branaugh reprising the role of Inspector Poirot, the film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Hallowe’en Party will be released under the title A Haunting in Venice on September 15, 2023.

Book cover of Surprised by Oxford : a memoir
Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir
Weber, Carolyn

Carolyn Weber arrived at Oxford a skeptical agnostic but soon found herself struggling with questions of faith, truth, and love. Surprised by Oxford is one woman’s true story of confronting the big questions in life and finding answers in the most unexpected places. The film adaptation of this memoir will be released in theaters on September 27, 2023.