2014 Book Adaptations Calendar, Part One
If you love books and movies, we've got something for you. This year will bring over 30 book adaptations! But remember: Don't judge a book by its movie. Read first. We've prepared book to movie calendar for those who love reading and watching. Enjoy!
Lone Survivor - Movie release date: January 10
Sherri Loves to Read: I feel
honored having read this book. And I feel even more honored to know there are men out there in this world who will fight for our country with this level of guts, determination and love of country.
Read more: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
A Most Wanted Man - Movie release date: January 19
Anton Corbijn's adaptation of John Le Carre's psychological novel.
Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught up in the international war on terror.
Movie release date: January 17
Patricia Reding, Author: I do enjoy a book that will take me away for a good while! In this case, the 800+ pages kept me occupied for a couple of days and each time I put it down, I looked forward to going back for more. What fun! Read more about Clancy's book: A Spy Thriller and Horror Story Wrapped up in One
White Bird in a Blizzard - Movie release date: January 20
A young woman's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears.
White Bird in a Blizzard evokes works of Kathryn Harrison and Joyce Carol Oates - and confirms Kasischke's arrival as a major literary talent.
I, Frankenstein Genesis - Movie release date: January 24
Do you know Frankenstein story?
Her Fine Eyes: The modern horror genre has evolved a bit more in paying attention to world building, and in telling the story via a narrative that imparts some of the excitement of the tale. But Shelley's foray is original and thought-provoking, even two hundred years later.
Read more on Frankenstein.
Labor Day - Movie release date: January 31
Kinga's Books: There are a few reasons why I listened to this book.
1) It’s called ‘Labor Day’ and I listened to it on the Labor Day. This one is actually more of a coincidence than an actual reason but let’s put it there anyway.
2) It takes place in New Hampshire in early September, which is when I arrived in New Hampshire twelve years ago to spend a year there. This is the nostalgia reason.
3) I suppose I’ll come clean and say it: the audiobook is read by Wilson Bethel who looks like this...
Read more: Joyce Maynard - Labor Day
The Monuments Men - Movie release date: February 7
The Fish Place: What is it about art? Everyone has different tastes, but some art is just, well mind blowing isn't the word. We all share that gut reaction, evn if the pieces of art that evoke them are different from person to person.War has been fought for art.
Read more: The Monuments Men.
Vampire Academy - Movie release date: February 14
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog):
Wow and double wow, this book was a brilliant introduction to the “Vampire Academy” series and after I had read this book, I really wanted to read more about these awesome characters! Full of drama, mystery, action and hot romance, “Vampire Academy” is definitely one novel that will take the paranormal world by storm!
Read more: Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead
Winter's Tale - Movie release date: February 14
LAUREN B. DAVIS: One of those rare books I read over and over. Helprin is a master of magical realism. Haunting, transporting, a magical machine. Splendid prose, a flying horse, the Short Tails roaming the rafters of Grand Central Station, a tubercular heiress on a rooftop, and Peter Lake -- master mechanic and second-story man of New York's Belle Epoque.
Read more: Winter's Tale.
Endless Love - Movie release date: February 14
Kaethe: I did go on to read the book which is a very compelling story of an obsessed guy, seriously, disturbingly obsessed. It is way cooler than the Brooke Shields film might suggest.Lessons learned: good books are often made into mediocre films, and one should never laugh at someone else's "good book", especially if one hasn't read it yet.
Read more: Endless Love.
Therese Raquin - Movie release date February 21
Based on Thérèse Raquin - Émile Zola/ Movie title: In Secret
Books for Young Humans: Way back in the late 20th century when I was a teenager and the genre fiction 'industry,' with its absurdly blood-soaked TV tie ins hadn't been invented, I (and many others my age) slumped on the sofa with the novels of DH Lawrence - yes, really- with EM Forster, Emile Zola and of course, a bit of Shakespeare. This is what was available and if you had parents who were not great readers, this was rebellion.
Read more: Returning to classics would be the greatest teen rebellion.
A Long Way Down - Movie release date: March 7 (U.K.)
TCWriter: Long Way Down is an odd book, but as is typical of Hornby's work, it's engrossing and brilliantly written. It begins on the roof of a building, where four people - intent on committing suicide by throwing themselves off - have run into each other.
Read more: A Long Way Down
Divergent - Movie release date: March 21
me reading books: This book was awesome and great fun to read. I love a writer that can be ruthless with their own creation. In the YA section I have only come across two so far – Rowling, J.K. and Suzanne Collins. Veronica Roth is now number three on that list. She created an interesting environment and put a story filled with action mystery and – yes – love into it
Read more: Veronica Roth - Divergent
Heaven in for Rental - Movie release date: April 16
Read more: Heaven is for Real.
The Fault on Our Stars - Movie release date: June 6
Pavlina readmore-sleepless: Words cannot express how fantastic this book is!!
It's one of these books which have to be experienced to be properly understood... This book left me thinking and thinking... I cried like it was personal experience...
Read more: The Fault in Our Stars
Movie release date: June 6
Based on All You Need Is Kill - Hiroshi Sakurazaka / Movie title Edge of Tomorrow
Gypsy Librarian on Books: This was interesting and different. The protagonist is a soldier who fights alien invaders with a suit of armor known as a "jacket." His problem is that he keeps dying and then coming back to battle again. And then he meets the supersoldier known as the Full Metal Bitch.
Read more: All You Need Is Kill
Movie release date: June 13
Sequel of Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell / Movie title: How to trail your dragon 2
A Lazy Bookluver: I have to admit that after seeing the movie, I wanted to read this book. Cressida Crowell writes a cute and fun story about Hiccup and his dragon Toothless. The language is written in a way that kids at a young age will enjoy it even if it isn’t at their reading level.
Read more: How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Wild - Movie release date not set: 2014, in post-production
meganbaxter: Cheryl Strayed loses her mother at 22, is divorced by 26, and lost. She decides, with little prep and more will than planning, to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. And she does. I admired this book for refusing to make neat little narrative bows out of her life and experience.
Read more: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Serena - Movie release date not set: 2014
Mel's Reviews: I want to start out by saying this is an excellent story, and worth reading. I loved it. I really don’t want to say too much about it, because if I do, I may ruin the book for people.
Read more: Serena
Before I Go To Sleep - Release Date not set: 2014
Rayne Hall, Fantasy and Horror Author: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Although the pace is slow and not much happens, the suspense is high, and I always had to read on to find out more.
Read more: Before I Go to Sleep
Which movies based on books can't you wait to see?
Part two to be released soon :)