I’m very keen on movie and TV adaptations, so hosting a book to movie club would be fun. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday for Broke and Bookish, here is a reading list based on 2015 movie releases.
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín – Eilis Lacey has led a hard life in Ireland and jumps at the opportunity to move to New York. She not only starts a new life in the city, but falls in love. The adaptation starring Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson is supposed to be released this month, but I haven’t seen any publicity for the movie.
Serena by Ron Rash – In 1929, newlyweds George and Serena move to the North Carolina mountains to manage their new timber empire. George has fathered a child in the camp and when Serena fails to conceive, she sets out to destroy her husband’s illegitimate family. Serena starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper will be released in March.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – When she was seven years old, Libby Day provided evidence that put her fifteen year old brother in jail. Years later, she questions her own evidence and discovers that everyone in her family is hiding secrets. Dark Places starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Charlize Theron is set for release in the Spring.
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy – In this nineteenth century novel, Bathsheba Everdene arrives in Weatherbury to live with her aunt and quickly attracts three very different suitors. The adaptation starring Carey Mulligan and Tom Sturridge will be released in May.
Paper Towns by John Green – Q and Margo were close as children, but eventually grew apart. Now in high school, Margo shows up one night and asks Q to help her seek revenge against people who have hurt her. The adaptation starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne will be released in June.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson – After living in England for two decades, the author decides upon returning to the U.S. that hiking the Appalachian Trail is the best way to reconnect with his homeland. The release date for the adaptation starring Robert Redford and Nick Offerman has yet to be determined.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – An obsessed science student attempts to animate lifeless matter, but his latest experiment involving stolen body parts may cause his undoing. Victor Frankenstein starring Danielle Radcliffe, James McAvoy and Jessica Brown Findlay will be released in October.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith – Lizzy Bennet is doing her best to get rid of the zombies inhabiting the English village of Meryton, but gets distracted by the arrival of arrogant Fitzwilliam Darcy. The release for the adaptation starring Lily James and Sam Riley has yet to be determined.
The Martian by Andy Weir – Mark Watney is the first man to walk on Mars, but when his crew is forced to abandon him, will he be the first man to die there? The adaptation starring Matt Damon is to be released in November.
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman – After the first World War, a lighthouse keeper and his wife discover a baby and a dead body near their Australian home. The release date for the adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander has yet to be determined.
I will be reading some of the books listed as part of my 2015 Book to Movie Challenge. Please read-along with me!