A number of movieland blockbusters have either recently hit the shelves or are about to be released on DVD. Many of these films started out as bestselling books, and now is the perfect time to catch up on a little reading before purchasing the new releases on DVD.
This psychological thriller stars Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck. I saw the movie and loved it – here’s the storyline: Nick Dunne’s world is scattered one morning when he returns home to find his wife mysteriously missing. To make matters worse, he quickly becomes the chief suspect in her murder. Gillian Flynn’s novel really puts readers in the heads of the main characters and provides extra twists and turns that readers are sure to love.
Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
It’s hard not to get caught in the Jennifer Lawrence and Hunger Games hype! In this latest edition of the popular Hunger Games series, Katniss Everdeen is forced into the role of ambassador in a brutal war over which she has no control. Katniss faces many difficult decisions as she battles to protect the people she loves and prevent them from becoming pawns in an ongoing conflict.
Best of Me
Based on Nicholas Sparks’ 2011 novel of the same name, this blockbuster hit stars Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden, who meet again 21 years after they were torn apart by circumstance. Although the second meeting between the two former lovers is awkward, they clearly have strong feelings for one other, and they fight a battle between duty and attraction in a story that shows the true depth of human love. You won’t finish this one without shedding a tear or two!
Fifty Shades of Grey
This widely anticipated film famously began its life as a self-published novel written by British author E. L. James. The critics’ consensus is that the story “works far better as a movie than a book,” although millions have purchased the print version. You’ve plenty of time to read the 2011 erotic romance novel before it’s estimated DVD release date of June, 2015.
These are just a few of the books that have been adapted to the big screen recently. Whether you read the novel versions first or just want to press play on the DVD remote controller, these stories and many more will keep you entertained. For more suggestions about bestsellers to read in advance of their film release, check out 21 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen In 2015.
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