5 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters

Do you like to compare movies with the books from which they were based?

Check out these titles from JMRL before seeing them on the silver screen later this year:

The Hundred-Foot Journey book cover.     The Hundred-Foot Journey movie poster.

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais – Follows the life journey of chef Hassan Haji, who progresses from his family’s modest restaurant in Mumbai to master haute cuisine in an elegant Parisian restaurant.

Movie release date: August 8.
Starring: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal.

The Giver book cover.     The Giver movie poster.

The Giver by Lois Lowry – At the age of twelve, Jonas, a young boy from a seemingly utopian, futuristic world, is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and pain of life.

Movie release date: August 15.
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Swift.

This is Where I Leave You book cover.     This is Where I Leave You movie poster.

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper – Simultaneously mourning the loss of his father and his marriage, Judd Foxman must sit shiva with his dysfunction family under the same roof for seven days and nights, a situation that spins out of control, especially when Judd’s cheating wife reveals that she is pregnant.

Movie release date: September 12.
Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver.

Gone Girl book cover.     Gone Girl movie poster.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – When a beautiful woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage and a mysterious illness; while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.

Movie release date: October 3.
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike.

Wild book cover.     Wild movie poster.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed – Traces the personal crisis the author endured after the death of her mother and a painful divorce, which prompted her ambition to undertake a dangerous 1,100-mile solo hike that both drove her to rock bottom and helped her to heal.

Movie release date: 2014.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon.

About Abby Harris

Abby is the Public Communications Specialist for JMRL.

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