Even though I am far out of school, and I have not yet decided if I am ready to return for my Master’s, I love back to school season. This is the time when I enjoy sitting outside in the changing weather with a great book (or Kindle app on my phone/iPad), and soak up all the fresh enthusiasm for learning. So I decided to revisit one of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2014.
At the beginning of the year, I resolved to find at least five books that were becoming movies, and read the books first before going to see the movie. I was a Film, TV, and Theater major in college, and I LOVED watching film adaptations to understand what parts of a book or play could easily translate to film, and what parts were difficult for directors to adapt for big screen audiences. Yeah I know, I’m a nerd.
So I turned to Buzzfeed to find a nice list of books-to-movies to begin resolution journey. I just finished all three books in The Maze Runner series. Now I am rereading The Giver (I am certain I was assigned to read this book in high school, but I probably just read cliff notes, don’t tell!). Next I will be reading The Hundred-Foot Journey. If you’d like to check out the entire list, it’s called 16 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year.
Have any of you read or seen any of these titles? What’s your favorite book of the moment? Maybe we can add a virtual book club to the BiWifeClub if anyone has any titles they would like to share.
-Stephanie Elise, Contributing Author