If you don’t have young children or you’re not into young adult novels, the month of May could be a dud when it comes to movie adaptations. Normally, I like to propose 3 books that were made into movies but this month was…well, there was nothing else.
“The Summer that Melted Everything” by Tiffany McDaniel
Publication date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Every so often, if you are lucky, you will be introduced to a book that will resonate with you like the timeless works of J.D. Salinger, Harper Lee and S.E. Hinton. The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel is a novel that should be assigned and studied in literature classes. Professors would praise it for its depth and sensitive subjects. Students would read it cover to cover and be forever changed by the story of Fielding Bliss and his friend Sal.
Here’s to another month of (hopefully) great movies based on successful novels. Luckily, they all hit theatres late April. That’s plenty of time to tackle one or two of the books before the premiere. Whether you like fiction novels or historical reads, you are definitely in for a treat this month.
It’s Oscars Weekend! Whether you tune into this awards night religiously every year or simply see the highlights on the internet the next morning, it’s THE biggest event of the year in the movie industry. Other than seeing the A-listers, what they are wearing and of course, the opening monologue, what I’m usually most excited about is to see which movie adaptations of books made the cut.
For the 89th Academy Awards, 5 movies out of the 9 nominated for Best Picture are adapted screenplays. You know what they say…never judge a book by its movie but sometimes, they actually get it right.
“The Darkest Dark” by Chris Hadfield
Publication date: September 10, 2016
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Who hasn’t fallen in complete adoration of Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield when he began sharing images and videos on social media from…space? He gained popularity in 2013 by taking pictures of Earth as seen from his space station and chronicling his journey during Expedition 35. Not only is he a respectable space hero, but he’s also a talented musician and author of three books. One of them is “The Darkest Dark.”