Books to Read Before You See the Movie This Summer
Because all those juicy descriptions, extravagant costumes and secret thoughts of the leading lady (or man) just won't fit into a 90-minute film.
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May 13, 2013
Just about everybody and their second cousin knows that this mind-blowing film
had its debut recently. However, grab yourself a few hours of quiet, pick up the just-as-juicy novel and lose yourself to the excesses of the Jazz Age—and the heartbreak of unrequited love.
This hysterical romp through the world of Austen lovers takes our heroine, Jane (ha!) Hayes, to England where she gets to enter the world of Austen re-enactment.
This page-turner—about a young Pakistani man who rises to wealth and privilege in the United States but who returns to Pakistan, not to become a fundamentalist but a professor—has a plot so compelling that you may need to keep a heart monitor on hand.
We're swooning! This exquisite, ahead-of-its-time novel, set in the 1890s, follows the story of young Maisie as she shuttles between her divorced mother and father until she's finally forced to choose a future of her own making.
The classic comedy, which involves multiple disguises, witty barbs and a truly agonizing wait for Beatrice and Benedick to fall for each other, is coming to life as a contemporary indie film by Joss Whedon.
We're not going to lie to you. The book doesn't have Brad Pitt. But it does have zombies, a dystopian world in which a brave few fight off the living dead, and the kind of page-turning, nail-biting, mind-twisting story that will give you goose bumps, even while you're lying out under the broiling summer sun.