Read the Movie: Your Summer Guide to Movies Based on Books


It’s time again to give you a heads up on your reading list if you want to read the book before you see the movie. With summer movies in high gear there are actually a few good books hitting the big screen that are not titled X-Men or Spiderman. One of the most anticipated is The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Be sure to grab a copy of one of these books and get the scoop on some of the summers best movies.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. The Fault In Our Stars hits the big screen June 6.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world. Look for this film August 15.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

A group of boys, with no memories of their past lives, must escape a massive maze infested with deadly creatures. In theaters September 19.

A Walk Among The Tombstones by Lawrence Block

Private investigator Matthew Scudder, played by Oscar Nominee Liam Neeson, is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Coming September 19.

What book will you read first before you see the movie?

Jim is Art Director at Half Price Books Corporate.

One thought on “Read the Movie: Your Summer Guide to Movies Based on Books

  1. Would someone out there please find a book for me? The title is some form of: "Book of gambling quotes, sayings and proverbs. The title could start with something like: Jackson's book of gambling, sayings, quotes and proverbs. This hard bound book was in a Southern California public library and the chapters started with small black ink drawings and gambling pictures (1"). Many thanks, Don Shingler. It is difficult to find a book without knowing the exact title. Someone should write or compile a book that would attempt to find books by giving a synopsis. It is often said that if you are interested in finding or needing a book of software or a book on a subject that has not yet been written – someone is working on the project as we speak. Please find this book for me.

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