Take Your Book Group to the Movies

Neil’s recent suggestion about combining books group discussions with trips to the movie theater is ripe with possibilities in the next few months.   Coming soon to a theater near you:  

My Sister’s Keeper, based on the book by Jodi Picoult, is scheduled to open on June 26. It stars Alec Baldwin,  Abigail Breslin, Cameron Diaz, and Jason Patrick. 

julie-and-julia_lOpening August 7 is Julie & Julia, in which Meryl Streep channels Julia Child,   based on Child’s My Life in France as well as Julie & Julia by Julie Powell.  Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci also star.




Martin Scorsese directs Shutter Island, based on the book by Dennis Lehane and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It opens in October.

Coming in December is The Lovely Bones based on the Alice Sebold novel.  This one is directed by Peter Jackson and stars Saoirse Ronan (remember her in Atonement?), Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci (again).



About the Author:

Mary Ellen Quinn is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Librarianship (2014), the former editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a long-time contributing writer to Booklist.

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  1. myhsid@gmail.com' hena says:

    I just finished reading The Time Traveler’s Wife and hear the movie will be out in August. I hope my book club will be able to coordinate an outing to watch it! It’s a great way to discuss the differences between the book and movie, and how the characters lived up to the descriptions in the book, and a great night out with friends!

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