I love book to movie adaptations, it's one of my favourite discussion topics. Because August is Flubit's Book Month, here's a run down of five books to read before they hit the big screen! Simply use the widgets to demand yourself a better offer on the books you would like to read. Which one grabs you the most?
Set in a futuristic world where hunger, pain, and war are a thing of the past. Nobody in the community wants for anything, and at twelve years old each member of the community has their profession chosen for them. This book isn't jumping on the dystopian bandwagon, far from it actually because The Giver by Lois Lowry was actually released in 1993. Makes you feel old doesn't it?
Written by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl has received a high amount of praise since being released in 2012. This isn't a conventional thriller, and is full of twists and turns. The police suspect Nick in the disappearance of his wife, Amy. Her friends reveal that she was afraid of him, but he swears it isn't true. What happened to Nick's beautiful wife?
Memories define us. But what if you lost yours every time you closed your eyes, every time you fell asleep? Everything you knew, wiped clean overnight. And what if the one person you trust, was only telling you half the story?
The only thing Thomas can remember is his first name, and he isn't alone. Surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, a walled encampment at the centre of a stone maze, Thomas has no idea how he got there. None of them do. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out the truth.
The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena arrive from Boston in the North Carolina mountains to create a timber empire. Serena is new to the mountains, but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any worker, and she even saves her husbands life. But as their marriage begins to unravel, the story of love, passion revenge moves towards a shocking reckoning. Out of all the above book to movie adaptations, Serena is perhaps the one I would be least likely to pick up, but with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper playing the Pembertons on screen, I could be tempted into reading Serena.
Will you be seeing any of these movies? And will you be reading the books first? It is the golden rule after all. Demand a better offer from Flubit, and get these books at a better price!