Check out these novels that inspired current feature films!
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick – During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki; his old friends are saddled with families; the Philadelphia Eagles keep losing, making his father moody; and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion – A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love with a human, in this original debut novel. R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead. Not just another zombie novel, this is funny, scary, and deeply moving.
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks – When an enigmatic stranger shows up out of the blue, the folks of sleepy Southport become suspicious of her past. Katie tries to keep herself from becoming involved with anybody in town, but as time goes on, she slowly falls in love with Alex, a widowed store owner and father of two. However, when her dark past finally catches up with her Katie must make the painful choice between either fleeing or facing her fears and fighting for her newfound life.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia – In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.
Coming to theaters in March:
Oz the Great and Powerful, based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum – Dorothy is transported by a prairie cyclone to the world of Oz, where she meets friends Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion, sees the wondrous Emerald City and its ruling wizard, and defeats the wicked Witch of the West in her efforts to return to Kansas.
The Host by Stephenie Meyer – The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie Stryder’s body didn’t expect her to refuse to relinquish possession of her mind.