The second prompt in my #26BOOKSwithBringingUpBurns Challenge is A Book That Has Been Made Into A Movie. This prompt can be met by an abundance of titles!! But selfishly, I added this to the list because I flove movies. Almost as much as books. And if I know that something was a book first, then I HAVE TO read it before seeing it. And I see a lot of movies - so that means I have to read a lot of books! There are several movies coming out in 2015 that I am looking forward to seeing...so that means each of these books, is also on my list.
1. Still Alice, Lisa Genova
I start with this one, because I've already seen the movie! My bookclub read this book about three years ago, and, while it wasn't a happy story, it was an enjoyable book. I am an avid Kristen Stewart fan (understatement of the year) so when I saw this would be screening at AFI Film Fest last Fall, I went on their website every morning until I was lucky enough to score two free tickets! It was a night I won't forget for many reasons, mainly - Kristen was there for a Q&A panel afterwards with Julieanne and Maria Shriver (producer) - but also because the movie was so well done! The energy, emotion, and brave deterioration that Julieanne brings to life in Alice's character is heart wrenching to watch. I am not surprised she has already won the Golden Globe and SAG award for Best Actress for her portrayal. She is nominated for the Oscar as well, and I hope she wins! If you get a chance to see this movie, you wont be disappointed. There are slight changes from the book, but nothing off putting as someone who enjoyed the read.
You can watch the trailer HERE.
Release Date: January 16th
Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Stewart
2. Where Rainbows End (Love, Rosie), Cecelia Ahern
I've heard great things about this book but have yet to pick it up. I better get cracking, however, because the movie comes out this Friday! I like both Lily Collins and Sam Cauflin and I am a fan of stories that span several years. I have no idea if I'm correct, but I get the feeling this story will be a bit like One Day by David Nicholls, and I really enjoyed that book. Also - it's from the same author as P.S. I Love You, so it's made my list for several reasons.
What it’s about: Rosie and Alex, best friends since childhood, are the type of people who should be together, even if they don’t realize it. Despite being separated as teenagers, they are inseparable via email and letters, and are constantly on the rise of a potential romance. This story comes from the same author as P.S. I Love You.
You can watch the trailer HERE.
Release date: February 6th
Starring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Suki Waterhouse
3. Fifty Shades of Grey, EL James
What it’s about: An innocent girl named Anastasia Steele falls for a rich, powerful, and dominant man named Christian Grey. Their newly developed romance brings out the dark side in Ana and a very unusual side of Christian. The book is 530 pages of sex and BDSM with a little bit of plot in between. (The real plot - if you can call it that - doesn't start until book 2!) With over 100 million copies sold, there's no doubt the theaters will be packed.
(incedently, the more trailers and clips I watch, the more Dakota Johnson grows on me as Ana. My verdict is still out on Jamie Dornan. No question he is good looking, but he is not the Christian I read...another reason I'm interested to see the movie!)