June 2020 - Books to Movies!

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This month in our Year in Reading challenge, we give you some of our favorite books that have been made into movies - and vice versa! Enjoy!


Angela Cervantes, Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar (Firm)
Description: Miguel wants to be a musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Wanting to prove his talent, he finds himself in the Land of the Dead, where he begins an adventure with a trickster he meets along the way.
Call Number: J FIC Cer
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2020
Rico Green
Description: When four offspring of classic Disney villains are offered a chance to leave the island where they have been imprisoned and go to prep school in an idyllic kingdom, they must choose whether or not to follow in their parents' evil footsteps.
Call Number: J FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2020
Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Colby
Description: When a listless office employee meets Tyler Durden, his ho-hum life takes a dramatic turn as a contender in amateur bare-knuckle street fighting matches that soon develop a fanatical following.
Call Number: FIC Pal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 6, 2020
Margaret Mitchell
Call Number: FIC Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2020
Marjane Satrapi
Description: Contains black-and-white comic strip images in which the author shares the story of her life in Tehran, Iran, where she lived from ages six to fourteen while the country came under control of the Islamic regime.
Call Number: 955.054 Sat
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2020
Ernest Cline
Description: Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world.
Call Number: FIC Cli
Format: Book
Date Added: May 7, 2020
Thomas H Cook, Leslie Bohem, DreamWorks Television
Description: "This epic novel, based on the ten-part Sci Fi Channel miniseries from DreamWorks Television, spans sixty years of American history."--Cover 4.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2020
Ben Mezrich
Description: "The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook."--Jacket.
Call Number: 338.761 Mez
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2020
Osha Gray Davidson
Description: C. P. Ellis grew up in the poor white section of Durham, North Carolina, and as a young man joined the Ku Klux Klan. Ann Atwater, a single mother from the poor black part of town, quit her job as a household domestic to join the civil rights fight. During the 1960s, as the country struggled with the explosive issue of race, Ellis and Atwater met on opposite sides of the public school integration issue. Their encounters were charged with hatred and suspicion. In an amazing set of transformations, however, each of them came to see how the other had been exploited by the South's rigid power structure, and they forged a friendship that flourished against a backdrop of unrelenting bigotry.
Call Number: 305.8 Dav 2018
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Markus Zusak, Allan Corduner
Description: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Call Number: YA FIC Zus
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 6, 2020
Kody Keplinger
Description: Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper starts sleeping with Wesley Rush, a notorious womanizer who disgusts her, in order to distract her from her personal problems, and to her surprise, the two of them find they have a lot in common and are able to help each other find more productive ways to deal with their difficulties.
Call Number: YA FIC Kep
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2020
Angie Thomas
Description: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Mark Logue, Peter (Journalist) Conradi
Description: An inspiring real-life tale of triumph over adversity, when an Australian taught a British king with a crippling speech defect how to speak to his subjects. Speach therapist Lionel Logue helped the Duke of York cure his lifelong stammer and ultimately saved the House of Windsor from collapse. With new-found speaking skills and confidence, he emerged as King George VI, just in time to help steer the nation through the dark waters of the Second World War.
Call Number: 941.084 Log
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2020
Cormac McCarthy, Tom Stechschulte
Description: America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst the destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world that is utterly devastated.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 6, 2020
Nicola Yoon
Description: "Natasha: I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won't be my story. Daniel: I've always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents' high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store--for both of us. The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Yoo
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Jenny Han
Description: "Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Maria Semple, Kathleen Wilhoite
Description: Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears.
Call Number: FIC Sem
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 7, 2020
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Coco : The Deluxe Junior Novelization
Angela Cervantes, Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar (Firm)
J FIC Cer
The Book Thief [Audiobook]
Markus Zusak, Allan Corduner
YA FIC Zus
Descendants : A Novelization
Rico Green
J FIC Gre
The Duff : Designated Ugly Fat Friend : A Novel
Kody Keplinger
YA FIC Kep
Fight Club [Audiobook]
Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Colby
FIC Pal
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
YA FIC Tho
Gone With The Wind.
Margaret Mitchell
FIC Mit
The King's Speech
Mark Logue, Peter (Journalist) Conradi
941.084 Log
Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi
955.054 Sat
The Road [Audiobook]
Cormac McCarthy, Tom Stechschulte
FIC McC
Ready Player One
Ernest Cline
FIC Cli
The Sun Is Also A Star [Large Print]
Nicola Yoon
LP FIC Yoo
Taken : A Novelization
Thomas H Cook, Leslie Bohem, DreamWorks Television
FIC Coo
To All The Boys I've Loved Before
Jenny Han
YA FIC Han
The Accidental Billionaires : The Founding Of Facebook, A Tale Of Sex, Money, Genius And Betrayal
Ben Mezrich
338.761 Mez
Where'd You Go, Bernadette [Audiobook]
Maria Semple, Kathleen Wilhoite
FIC Sem
The Best Of Enemies : Race And Redemption In The New South
Osha Gray Davidson
305.8 Dav 2018