Charlotte Today: Page to Screen, Books Being Made into Movies 2018

March 2018 Charlotte Today WCNC - Books Being Made into Movies 2018

From the page to the screen. Looking for a movie recommendation? Look no further than your favorite book.

Dana Eure, the Library's Associate Director of Lifelong Learning, made a guest appearance on WCNC's  "Charlotte Today" on Thursday, March 8, 2018, and shared five books that are being made into movies and released in 2018. 

Find the book or audio book or e-book here. 

Adult Fiction

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the Earth to find her. Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she is a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she is a disgrace; to design mavens, she is a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle, and people in general, has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the Earth is problematic. To find her mother, Bee compiles e-mail messages, official documents, secret correspondence, creating a touching novel about a family coming to terms with who they are, and the power of a daughter's love for her imperfect mother.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl.

 

Adult Nonfiction

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen

An authorized portrait of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon sheds light on other aspects of his career, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication.

 

Children’s Fiction

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Story of the many adventures of the extraordinary English nanny and her charges, Jane and Michael.

 

Teen Fiction

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Closeted gay teen Simon Spier is challenged to come out on his own terms when he is threatened with exposure, a situation that is complicated by his friends' views and his crush on an adorable if confusing guy.