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Image result for graphics movie cameraWhether you've seen a recent movie and want to find a book to match, or if you've read a great book and hear there will be a movie coming based on that text, this is your place to check out what's happening. And when you've got something to say about the book/movie matchup, let us know. We'd love to post your comments here to inspire others to follow in your movie foot steps! Just send your comments to: auntiesbooks@gmail.com - Thanks and enjoy your night at the cinema! Linda

Past Selections of Interest

Image result for clipart images BOOK CLUBThe Choice by Nicholas Sparks

Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Inferno - by Dan Brown - this book led to the movie with Tom Hanks in the primary role

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain - from book to stirring movie

Dennis Lehane's novel Live By Night stars Ben Affleck in the title role of the movie

Silence - a novel by Shusaku Endo was made into a movie by Martin Scorsese

Alice Munro's Julieta - three stories - inspired the movie by Pedro Almodovar

Big LIttle Lies is a book by Liane Moriarty which Stephen King calls "A hell of a good book. Funny and scary." Wonder what the HBO mini-series has to offer?

The Great Wall - novelization of movie by Mark Morris - in theaters right now, starring Matt Damon!

>>> Movie Review: The Great Wall is magnificent; it is brutal; it is awe-inspiring. With stunning costumes, splendid scenery, and a unique plotline, this is a movie that will entertain your socks off! Oh, and it's got Matt Damon and a cast of thousands, both real and imaginery. What could be better?!

>>> Book Review: This book is a novelization made from the movie, so not much is different here, except all the visuals and sounds are left to the imagination of the reader. Whether you read the book first or see the movie first, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how well they both meet expectations.

Kong: Skull Island by Tim Lebbon

>>> Movie Review: Skull Island is filled with the kind of perfect CGI that makes you forget it's not real. I consider this the best Kong movie ever and it appears it is the lead for a series. I want more!!

The Circle by Dave Eggers

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

The Shack by Wm. Paul Young

>>> Movie Review: I found The Shack (movie) to be faithful to the original story. With stand-out actors and a heart-warming theme about the love of God for creation, I was very moved. It's for those who have a hard time matching what goes on in the world with the idea of a "loving" creator. Lots to think about in this one.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly - this book led to the movie - lots of awards for this movie

 

New Titles You May Want to Read/See

In Theaters:

Fences by August Wilson

The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

The Handmaid'sTale by Margaret Atwood

T2 Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 inspired by the movie

The Dinner by Herman Koch

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Beauty and the Beast - various

I Am Not Your Negro - texts by James Baldwin to support the film

Lion - a Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley - this book led to the award-winning movie

Wonder Woman by Nancy Holder - novelization of the movie

TV/Cable:

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory now a Starz original series

American Gods by Neil Gaiman - now a Starz Original Series

The Son by Philipp Meyer - now an AMC original TV series

The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques - now an HBO Film

The Immortal LIfe of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot - now an HBO Film

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick - nowan Amazon original series