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    Dancing Chocobo "16 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year"

    I found this and since I know we have a million readers on this forum I thought I would bring it to your attention:

    16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year

    This is the list if you're too lazy to click (although the link gives you summaries and details):

    1. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
    2. The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter
    3. Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
    4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
    5. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
    6. Divergent by Veronica Roth
    7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    8. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
    9. The Giver by Lois Lowry
    10. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
    11. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
    12. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
    13. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    14. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
    15. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
    16. Serena by Ron Rash

    Personally the vast majority of these aren't really my kind of book but The Monuments Men has definitely got my interest. Also I should probably read Unbroken because I loved Seabiscuit (but I'm not sure if that's because I liked the book itself or because I've been a horse racing nut for 15 years )

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    I thought this thread was going to be a discussion on how lazy Hollywood is and doesn't come up with original ideas any longer.
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    The Giver by Lois Lowry
    I hope they make the book sequels as well because I never plan to read them
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    The Giver is a movie? Oh man prepare for some childhoods to get ruined.

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    Also Pleasantville is pretty much The Giver anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackmage_nuke View Post
    The Giver by Lois Lowry
    I hope they make the book sequels as well because I never plan to read them
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    I never read the sequels and I dunno how I feel about The Giver being made into a movie.

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    Looking forward to crying my eyeballs out at The Fault in our Stars. smurf you John Green.

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    Gone Girl is gonna be a movie!? Hellz yeah! Amy ftw yo.

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    Dang, they moved fast on the Fault Within Our Stars adaptation didn't they?

    From the list I've read:

    Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead - Seriously guys, the books are actually pretty good. The lead character is a bodyguard, so not your typical Bella-esque character. But the movie looks so unbelievably bad. Like, one of the worst trailers I've ever seen in my life. Ugh.

    Divergent by Veronica Roth - Terrible series that doesn't make any kind of sense. I cannot understand how this got so popular. I assume the movie will be bad too, but dang, they got Kate Winslet roped in somehow!

    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - Loved the book, I think the movie will be trout.

    The Giver by Lois Lowry - One of my absolute favs growing up. I have no idea how it will translate onto film. I have a feeling it won't be terrible though.

    This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper - I thought this book was so forgettable. I have no idea why it came so highly recommended, I thought it was boring. But I can see how it would work as a film. In fact, I bet it would be better as a film.

    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - As soon as I saw this on the list I wondered who was directing, and hoped it might be David Fincher. I can't imagine another director more suited for it. I think it might be great.

    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - I am such a hardcore fan of this book! I was recommending it left and right when it first came out. Love love love. I don't know how well it would do as an adaptation though. Hillenbrand's other book Seabiscuit was also tremendously good, but the movie was so blaaaaah. Unbroken is one of those stories that is so unbelievable that all the historical facts and thorough research presented in the books is really what helps give the story its incredible weight and magnitude. On screen, it might just come across as another hollywood war movie.

    Wild
    by Cheryl Strayed - I only got halfway through this book before getting distracted. I remember liking what I read though. I should probably go back and finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miriel View Post
    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - Loved the book, I think the movie will be trout.
    John seems quite impressed with it, or at least, what he saw when he was on set. That's not a guarantee of anything but I'm pretty excited nonetheless.

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    Taylor Swift is going to be in The Giver apparently. More of a reason not to see it.

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