Our thanks to those of you able to join us for our February 16th, 2023 online book club meeting to discuss books that have been made into films. As always, so many of you had so many wonderful contributions to share with us, and it is very appreciated.
We were also delighted to be joined by Jenny from The Younger Sun Bookshop in Yarraville. The Younger Sun have created a beautiful window (pictured above) to celebrate our first book club meeting!
Jenny’s List can be downloaded here.
Reinas’ Lesson Plan can be downloaded here – Lesson 13- Books into Movies
This was our first book club meeting for 2023, and we want to say a very special thank you to all who have attended and contributed to these informal and informative meetings.
We cannot wait to see you at our next meeting! You can see our full list of planned topics for 2023 HERE.
Disclaimer: The lists generated as a result of Book Club discussions are not, by any means, an exhaustive list of all titles or authors for each genre/category discussed. Nor will all titles be suitable for all libraries. We advise staff discretion when referencing these lists, to properly confirm individual title suitability for individual libraries, school and student’s needs. These are suggested titles only, shared by our members and inclusion on, or exclusion from, a list does not suggest SLAV endorsement or rejection of a title.
TOPIC – Books that are Films
Book to film or film to book this is a popular genre that includes many tried and true titles. Often an accessible option for reluctant readers the film tie can help readers visualise the action. What titles have worked for you? What move tie-ins have disappointed? What books would you like to see made into a film?
Blueback by Tim Winton
The Bad Guys by Aaaron Blabey
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
Lockwood & Co. by Johnathan Stroud
Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman- great TV adaptation via Binge
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickett
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
Clueless the Movie for Emma by Jane Austen
Holes by Louis Sachar
Dune by Frank Herbert
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
Dungeons & Dragons Series
Anne with An E television series for Anne of Green Gables by Montgomery
Little Women by Alcott
Charlottes Web by E.B White
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Women Talking by Miriam Toews
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Barnes
The Amazing Maurice by Terry Pratchett
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendack
Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall Series
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis
The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
NEW MOVIE ADAPTATIONS – Coming Soon
Peter Pan and Wendy
The Magicians Elephant
Percy Jackson TV Series
Eragon – 2024
Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Goosebumps TV Series
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Wicked by Gregory McGuire
Heartstopper Season 2
Shadow and Bone season two
Ready Player Two
The Silo Series
One Piece is coming out as series on Netflix.
Nimona coming out as a movie, but might not be this year.
The White Girl by Tony Birch
What We Are Reading – Adult Books
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Limberlost by Robbie Arnott
The Offing by Benjamin Myers
Cairo by Chris Wormersley
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (YA)
Weywood by Emilia Hart
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr and Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
Encyclopedia of Fairies by Emily Wild
Horse by Geraldine Brooks
Philippa Gregory’s Dawnlands which is the third in the Tidelands about First Nations people in
The Seed Keeper by Diane Wison.
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
Burial Rites and The Good People by Hannah Kent
True North by Catherine Deveny
We Who Hunt the Hollow by Kate Murray (YA)
The Bookbinder of Jericho by Pip Williams
Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au
I loved my first bookclub – thanks so much for having me. See you soon with some graphic novels in hand!