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National Book Lovers Day

Today is National Book Lovers Day and, needless to say, we here at Canton Public Library are definitely book lovers! In honor of the day, here are some of our favorite books that have been turned into films.

Share your favorite book-into-movie in the comments!  

Holes by Louis Sachar
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video | large print
Sphere by Michael Crichton
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video | large print

There are several film versions of Pride and Prejudice - we have the BBC/PBS mini-series (with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy), the 2005 Keira Knightly version, and the 1940 Laurence Olivier version, in our DVD section. 

Also available in: video
The help by Kathryn Stockett
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video | large print
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

*This pick is a bit premature - the book is great, hopefully the movie (out March 2018) is, too!

Four novels of the 1960s by Philip K Dick
Also available in: e-book | video

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, one of the stories in this collection, is the source material for the movie Blade Runner. We also have this story in graphic novel format. 

Also available in: e-book
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video | e-video
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video
Something borrowed by Emily Giffin
Also available in: audiobook | video
Ghost world by Daniel Clowes
Also available in: video | e-video
Also available in: video
Edge of tomorrow by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Also available in: audiobook | video
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Also available in: e-audiobook | video
To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video | large print
Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook | video | e-music

This is the first book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. 

Also available in: video | large print
Me before you by Jojo Moyes
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video | e-music
The silence of the lambs by Thomas Harris
Also available in: e-audiobook | video
Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video

Source material for the movie Apocalypse Now.

The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | large print

*honorable mention (for the TV show - too good to leave off the list)

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