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Books to Movies

I don’t know about you, but I’m interested to know which books will eventually become movies.  It always fascinates me to see who plays who in a movie version of a book that I have enjoyed.  The settings, and how they are designed, the clothing, the hairstyles, all pieces that I have “seen” in my mind, but how will these be portrayed?

So far, I am aware of 16 books that have been, or are being made into movies for release in 2014.  Let’s see what they are . . .
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.  25 years after her mother and sisters were killed, Libby joins a secret society searching for the murderer(s). – Release date September 1, 2014
Divergent by Veronica Roth.  A dystopian city, five factions based on personality type, feelings of not fitting in, who will survive? – Release date March 21, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.  The story of friendship, cancer, and, possibly, love(?) for 16 year-old- Hazel. – Release date June 6, 2014
The Giver by Lois Lowry.  At 12, Jonas is given all the memories in the community. Not as much fun as you might think. – Release date August 15, 2014
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  What happened to Amy?  About to celebrate her fifth wedding anniversary, she disappears, but where did she go? – Release date October 3, 2014
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais.  Follows the Haji family as they leave India, travel the world, eventually opening an Indian restaurant. – Release date August 8, 2014
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard.  The story of a young man and his mother who take in a man needing their help.  It turns out, the man is actually a fugitive from the police.  This becomes a weekend to remember. – Release date January 31, 2014
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby.  Tells the stories of four individuals who seem to be at the point of ending their lives.  Release date March 7, 2014 (U.K.)
The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  Amnesia, teen-aged boys, a single girl, dystopia, what next? – Release date September 19, 2014
The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel.  Based on the stories of 18 men who protected precious European art from being destroyed during World War II. – Release date February 7, 2014
Serena by Ron Rash. 1930s, greed, corruption, revenge, love and illegitimacy, what could go wrong? – Release date 2014
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper.  A family death brings this whole dysfunctional family together, where the pot is stirred, and things come to the surface – some funny, and some not so funny. – Release date September 12, 2014
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  Survival story of a World War II, Army Air Force bomber who crashes into the Pacific Ocean. – Release date December 25, 2014
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.  Tells the story of a vampire and a dhampir (half-human/half-vampire) friendship.  High School friendships can be difficult, but . . . – Release date February 7, 2014
Wild by Cheryl Strayed. A solo hike from the Mojave Desert to Washington State, imagine the adventures! – Release date 2014
Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin.  Follows the love affair between a thief and the heiress who is home when he attempts to rob her home. – Release date February 14, 2014