Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. Coming to theaters December 2014.
12 Books to Read Before They Hit the Theaters
There are several books being adapted to film in 2014 and you may want to read the books (if you haven't already) before they hit the theater. I still need to make time to see The Monuments Men, even though I didn't have time to get the book read before it went onto the next person in the holds list. That's the thing, once books are adapted to film everyone suddenly wants to read or re-read the book and the wait list can get really long.
Coming to a theater near you:
A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby. Due to be released March 21, 2014 (UK).
Divergent, by Veronica Roth. Due to be released March 21, 2014.
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. Due to be released June 6, 2014
The Hundred-Foot Journey, by Richard C. Morais. Due to be released August 8, 2014.
The Giver, by Lois Lowry. Due to be released August 15, 2014.
Dark Place, by Gillian Flynn. Due to be released September 1, 2014
This Is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper. Due to be released September 12, 2014.
The Maze Runner, by James Dashner. Due to be released September 19, 2014.
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. Due to be released October 3, 2014.
Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. Due to be released December 25, 2014.
Wild, by Cheryl Strayed. Due to be released in 2014.
Serena, by Ron Rash. Due to be released in 2014.
Many of these movies will be making their appearance during the summer and fall of 2014. Hmm...this might make an excellent Summer Reading Challenge. Let's see... The Giver, Dark Places, Unbroken and Serena are definitely going to make my list. I've read Gone Girl and Wild already, but they are worth reading again. Which books on this list are you most looking forward to reading before they make it to the theater?
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