Pop Culture Connection: Page➡️Screen Fiction 2019
New year, new book to screen adaptions! Check out these titles headed to the big screen in 2019.
Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
(I included this title in the Page to Screen 2018 list but Hollywood made a liar out of me! It will FOR SURE be hitting theaters on March 22, 2019. At least now you have more time to read it!)
Loving but agoraphobic Bernadette suddenly disappears a couple days before the scheduled family vacation to Antarctica. Her daughter must piece together her life through emails, internet articles, and memos to discover where she's gone and why she left.
If you like: Epistolary Fiction (stories told through letters, diary entries, emails etc.), Humor, Intricate Storylines
The Woman in the Window by A.J Finn
Anna Fox is agoraphobic, lives alone in her New York City apartment, and spends her days drinking wine and spying on her neighbors. When what seems like the perfect family moves in next door, Anna accidentally sees something she shouldn't and begins to question what's real. Fans of Gone Girl will enjoy this.
If you like: Unreliable narrators, Hitchcockian Voyeurism, Psychological Suspense
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, embarks on "The Wife Project" an evidence-based approach for finding a perfect partner. Rosie Jarman is the opposite of a perfect partner. But Rosie's search for her biological father leads her to cross paths with Don.
If you like: Quirky Characters, Humor, Romance
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Theo Decker is a 13 year old New York boy when a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum results in the death of his mother. Desperate to cling to any piece of her, Theo steals her favorite painting called The Goldfinch. This story follows Theo through adulthood and eventually the search for the missing painting comes to a head.
If you like: Literary Fiction, Coming-of-Age Stories, Complex Characters
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Natasha has mere hours to prevent her family from being deported to Jamaica. Daniel is a first-generation Korean-American student heading to an interview with a Yale University alum in an effort to live up to his family's expectations. When these two strangers cross paths they find themselves falling in love.
If you like: Diverse Characters, Multiple Perspectives, Bittersweet Stories
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
During the height of World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle are reunited when Vianne's husband is sent to war. The Nightingale details the women's' journey into joining the resistance, and the war's impact on their lives.
If you like: Historical Fiction, Familial Relationships, Moving Stories
Created by Kristin Lansdown on
Dec 28th, 2018 @ 10:35 AM.
Updated on Dec 28th, 2018 @ 4:50 PM.