Books to movies - read before they hit the big screen 2014!

This year is going to be a great year for books to movies! With title including The Monuments Men, The Giver, Mockingjay, Divergent and Gone Girl , it looks like this year will be a big year for the phrase "I liked the movie, but it was different from the book." 

Here are some of the titles that will be coming to the big screen in 2014.  Do you prefer books or adaptations?  Which movies are you looking forward to this year?

 

Unbroken/ Laura Hildenbrand: On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

Labor Day/ Joyce Maynard: Acclaimed author Joyce Maynard weaves a beautiful, poignant tale of love, sex, adolescence, and treachery as seen through the eyes of a yteenage boy—and the man he later becomes. Looking back at an unexpected encounter that begins one single long, hot, life-altering weekend.

Winter's Tale/ Mark Helprin:  A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying.

The Fault In Our Stars/ John Green:  Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

The Hundred Foot Journey/ Richard C Morais: The Hundred-Foot Journey is about how the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French one can represent the gulf between different cultures and desires. A testament to the inevitability of destiny, this is a fable for the ages—charming, endearing, and compulsively readable.

Dark Places/Gillian Flynn:Libby Day was seven when her mother and sisters were murdered. She survived and testified that her brother was the killer. Twenty-five years later, a secret society obsessed with crimes locates Libby and hopes to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her  history, but finds herself where she started—on the run from a killer.

This Is Where I Leave You/ Jonathan Tropper:This Is Where I Leave You is Jonathan Tropper's (One Last Thing Before I Go) most accomplished work to date, and a riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind-whether we like it or not.

 

Wild/ Cheryl Strayed:  A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.

 

See you at the movies!