Books Becoming Movies 2019

2019 is the year for books! There are so many being adapted for the big screen that it’s getting hard to keep track of them all! It’s a book lovers best and worst nightmare! Is the movie going to live up to our expectations of it?! Are the characters going to play the characters right? What if they mess it up?! 

 

Here are just a few of the books coming to the big screen:

 A classic story of unwavering loyalty and incredible devotion, A Dog’s Way Home is a beautifully told, charming tale that explores the unbreakable bond between us and our pets. This fantastic and exhilarating journey of the heart is in the same tradition as the beloved bestseller, A Dog’s Purpose.

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life … as only a dog could tell it.

Wicked is an astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn’t so wicked after all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagorical world rich with imagination and allegory, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.

Where’d You Go Bernadette is an ingenious and unabashedly entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are and the power of a daughter’s love for her mother.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller: The Woman in the Window, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.

 

There’s so many I can’t fit them all into this list! What book adaptation are you excited for? What adaptation do you wish they would do? Let us know in the comments!

Carpe Librum!

Series Starters: Wicked

Everyone knows the L.Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but not many people knew of the Wicked Witch of the West’s side of the story until Gregory Maguire decided to tell it. Maguire is known for retelling classic fairy tales, often from other characters’ points of view.

The story of Wicked is the story of Elphaba, a peculiar, misunderstood green-skinned girl who has grown up as anything but normal. She’s smart and perceptive, so it’s no surprise that she is accepted into Shiz, one of Oz’s most prestigious academies. As Elphaba comes into her own, she realizes that her definition of good and bad is not necessarily the Wizard’s definition of good and bad. She challenges the norm, along with some new friends — including a beautiful, blonde-haired girl named Galinda from the north — and a love interest. Wicked shows that there are definitely more than two sides to every story, and the side that was accounted by Dorothy and her friends might not necessarily have been the whole truth.

Maguire has done different retellings of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Snow White, and others, but his Wicked series is my favorite. Not to mention how much I love the musical of the same title, which is based off of the first book! If you’re looking for a fantasy series that already feels familiar, then the Wicked series is one for you!

Happy Reading!