Books Made Into Movies

By , June 20, 2013

It is an age old question…..which is better……the book or the movie???  This spring and summer there have been a plethora of books made into movies and the library has them all!


Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles

By Paul Lieberman

“A group of Los Angeles police officers take on the mafia during the 40’s and 50’s.”


Gangster Squad  DVD




John Dies at the End

By David Wong

“A pair good–for-nothing college dropouts attempt to save humanity from an otherworldly drug.”


John Dies at the End  DVD




Beautiful Creatures

By Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

“In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection.”


Beautiful Creatures  DVD 



Warm Bodies: A Novel

By Isaac Marion

“A star-crossed post-apocalyptic romance between a zombie and a human.”



Warm Bodies  DVD



Safe Haven

By Nicholas Sparks

“When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past.”


Safe Haven  DVD




By Jean Hanff Korelitz


“A Princetin University admissions officer is forced to confront her past when she meets a high school student who may be the son she gave up for adoption.”


Admission  DVD



The Host

By Stephenie Myer

“The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact.”


The Host  DVD



The following movies are in theaters this summer but you can read the book they are based on now.


The Great Gatsy

By F. Scott Fitzgerald


“A young Midwestern man moves to Long Island and gets sucked into the life of this extravagant neighbor.”




Epic based on the children’s book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs

By William Joyce


“When an old woman gets sick and her garden begins to die, the doodle bugs call on the Leaf Men to make things right again.”




World War Z based on the book  World War Z: an Oral History of the Zombie War

By Max Brooks


“A man travels the world to interview survivors of a zombie war.”






The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones based on the young adult book City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book 1)

By Cassandra Clare

“Fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into a bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.”





Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters based on the children’s  book The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians  #2)

By Rick Riordan


“Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp.”








- Karen




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