Web Share: Books to Movies

I like to find out what movies coming out are based on books that way I can find time to read them first. I found this article 10 Books Coming to a Movie Theater Near You and wanted to share the ones that seemed interesting to me. Without further ado here they are.

The Queen of Katwe: One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion
by Tim Crothers

“She wins the decisive game, but she has no idea what it means.” – Tim Crothers, The Queen of Katwe

On Goodreads the reviews are mixed. The ones that gave it a low star rating said the writing was bad but the story was good. Something to keep in mind when you pick the book up.

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Disney shared the first image from the movie.

 

The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story
by Diane Ackerman

“I watched her face switch among the radio stations of memory”
Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper’s Wife

Another book where the negatives were from the writing style. On Goodreads, they mentioned her creative non-fiction techniques were not up to par.

 


 

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
by David Grann

“Instead, the terrain looked like Nebraska—perpetual plains that faded into the horizon. When I asked Taukane where the forest was, he said, simply, “Gone.”
David Grann, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

This time, instead of poor writing skills the consensus on Goodreads is that the ending is open ended with no real closer. Makes you wonder what the ending of the movie will be like.

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Look who is staring in the movie.

 

The Light Between Oceans: A Novel
by M.L. Stedman

“You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day.”
M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans

The negatives for this book seemed to be about characterization. The reviews on Goodreads mentioned it to be more plot driven than character driven. I wonder if the movie will make the characters better.

This was the only one that had a trailer.