Moviegoers who want to read the book before seeing the film will want to check out these novels, soon to be released as motion pictures. They are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
The events of a devastating weekend are seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy and the man he later becomes.
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
A mother, a teenager, a musician and a former TV talk-show host find themselves together with thoughts of suicide on New Year’s Eve.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
In future Chicago, a sixteen-year-old girl must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who doesn’t fit into any one group.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
As a young married couple is about to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, the wife suddenly disappears and the husband is suspected of foul play.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
A sixteen-year-old girl with stage IV thyroid cancer has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss and life.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, a boy becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
A seven-year-old girl testifies against her brother after witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters but twenty-five years later she admits that that her story may not have been accurate.
Serena by Ron Rash
A newly married couple, owners of a Depression-era North Carolina logging company, disregards the safety of their workers and the future of their land in pursuit of profit.
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
A man reeling from divorce and the loss of his job acquiesces to his father’s dying wish and spends a week sitting Shiva with his dysfunctional family.
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Former high school sweethearts, now middle-aged adults who went separate ways, meet again at a hometown funeral.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, a seventeen-year-old gifted cellist weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
Trash by Andy Mulligan
Fourteen-year-olds who live in a third-world garbage dump try to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag found during their daily sorting through trash.
Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman
The discovery of a baby in a carriage on the sidewalk leads two ten-year-old girls down a path of life-altering consequences.
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
A chef shares his journey from a modest family restaurant in Mumbai through London and the French Alps to culinary success in an elegant Parisian restaurant.
Originally published on January 17, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express.