Summertime is the time for relaxation and enjoyment- but we know better than that. Now that you don’t need to worry about answering questions that your professors are asking, you can ask some questions of your own. Big questions, nothing but the most pressing, most important questions- the ones that can keep you up late into the night.
Why are we here?
What are my responsibilities to the human race, the earth, the universe?
Is death the end? Is anything irreparable?
Is the book always better than the movie?
Recently, we asked you what was your favorite book that had been turned into a movie and we got an awful lot of different and interesting responses; running the Gambit from new, popular books and movies, like The Hunger Games and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid to classic pairings like Pride and Prejudice and The Count of Monte Cristo. Many of the books, and some of the movies we have here at the library!
The following lists encapsulate what you’ve written as your favorite books that have been turned into movies (or your favorite movies based on books). Hopefully these resources can help you in answering the question, Is the book always better?
Favorite Pairings that the Library has both versions of
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
DVD- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
To Kill a Mockingbird
Listed items we have the Book for
The Hunger Games Series
Harry Potter Series
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Perks of Being A Wallflower
One Flew over the Cuckoo’s nest
Stories we have the movie version of, but not the book
Other favorites (As a temporary or full-time resident of Pittsburgh, you’ll likely be able to gain access to many of these titles through the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh System)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Princess Bride
The World According to Garp
Howls Moving Castle
Whip It/Derby Girl
Never Let Me Go
Time Travelers Wife
The Golden Compass
The Children of Men
Half of a Yellow Sun
50 Shades of Grey
A Walk to Remember
How to Train your Dragon
Here are some other book/movie pairing we have that were not mentioned
Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth
Ben Hur: A Tale of The Christ (Book)
O Brother, Where Art Thou (A Loose adaptation)
Movies at the JKM Library that you may not have known were originally based on books
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Upcoming movies based on books we have here at Chatham
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day