Here are a few of the great books being made into movies this year.
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel of an unfaithful wife and the tragedy she causes, will hit the screen this June in a film starring Mia Wasikoswka. Check it out in fiction or large print here at the Nevins.
A romance by the massively popular young adult author John Green will be in theaters this July. Get ready by looking for Paper Towns or another of Green’s novels in our YA section.
Jon Krakauer’s true-life account of the 1996 Mt. Everest climbing disaster is expected to be released this September. Krakauer is one of the current masters of gripping nonfiction, and this story will keep you on the edge of your seat even if you do know the ending.
Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, as well as Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, and Kevin Bacon, should also be in theaters this September. Let’s see if they finally get the Boston accents right!
And, finally, Irish author Colm Toibin’s evocative novel about Eilis Lacey, an Irish immigrant to Brooklyn in the 1950s, is expected to be released this November. Meanwhile, check out our copy in fiction and read (as The New Yorker so aptly put it) how “to emigrate is to become a foreigner in two places at once.”