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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 11, 2020 at 1:31 PM by Genesis Gaule
One of the best things is finding out that your favorite book will be coming to life as a movie or TV show. Here are some of my favorite young adult books that are coming to the big screen!
Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness
Shadow and Bone/Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone available in book
Six of Crows available in book
These two lush, amazing fantasy series both tie together in the same universe. Shadow and Bone is about Alina Starkov, a girl who unleashes a magic she didn’t know she had and then is taken to train with the Grisha, the country’s magical military elite. Six of Crows is about a group of six outcasts who come together to pull off an impossible heist. Filming was just done to make these two book series into a Netflix TV show, and it doesn’t yet have a release date.
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
This series is an amazing story full of lovable characters and humor. About Percy and his adventures as the son of the Greek sea god Poseidon, him and his friends face monsters, gods, and other figures of Greek mythology. Besides already being made into two movies, those who have read the Percy Jackson books know that the movies had the potential to be much better, so Percy Jackson is currently being adapted into a TV show for Disney with Rick Riordan himself directly involved in the process.
(P.S. Netflix is said to be adapting Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles series as well which is about Egyptian mythology!)
The Selection by Kiera Cass
This fairy-tale romance is one I never get tired of. The Selection is the chance of a lifetime for 35 girls who get to compete for the crown and Prince Maxon’s heart. But America Singer wants no part in it—having to turn her back on her secret love with Aspen when she’s Selected—until she meets Maxon. This book has been picked up by many producers to no avail but will finally (hopefully!) become a movie under Netflix in the coming years.
Tag(s): tv series, science fiction, recommendations, movies, Miranda Millette, junior romance, junior fiction, fantasy
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 7, 2020 at 10:16 AM by Genesis Gaule
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The Socrates Express by Eric Weiner
In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers // Weiner goes on a pilgrimage, traveling by train (the most thoughtful mode of transport), to uncover the surprising life lessons from great thinkers around the world and reconnect with philosophy’s original purpose: leading a wiser, more meaningful life.
Officer Clemmons by Dr. François S. Clemmons
This book tells the incredible life story of Clemmons who made history as the first African American to have a recurring role in a children’s program, playing Officer Clemmons in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Honeysuckle Season by Mary Ellen Taylor
Adrift in the wake of her father’s death, Libby feels truly alone. When asked to photograph the historic Woodmont estate, Libby is immediately drawn to an old greenhouse with generations of secrets buried beneath the honeysuckle vines.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, glamorous debutante Noemí heads to the distant High Place in the Mexican countryside and soon finds it impossible to leave the terrifying yet seductive world behind.
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Tag(s): travel, science fiction, romance, philosophy, nonfiction, Mexican fiction, memoir, horror, fiction, fantasy, essays, celebrities, book notes, autobiography, African Americans
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 1, 2020 at 1:26 PM by Genesis Gaule
Wandering in Strange Lands by Morgan Jerkins
A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots // Between 1916 to 1970, six million black Americans left the South for jobs in a movement known as The Great Migration. In this fascinating and personal exploration, Jerkins recreates her ancestors’ journeys across America.
American Sherlock by Kate Winkler Dawson
Murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI // Dawson captures the life of Edward Oscar Heinrich, known as the “American Sherlock Holmes” and one of America’s greatest—and first—forensic scientists whose skill for finding clues was almost supernatural.
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Gifty’s brother died of a heroin overdose after an injury left him hooked on OxyContin, and her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her.
Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
Seven-year-old Nainoa falls overboard to sharks, only to be returned safely in the jaws of a shark. His rescue hailed by his family as a sign from the Hawaiian gods, but as time passes, this supposed divine favor begins to drive the family apart.
Tag(s): true crime, sociology, siblings, psychological fiction, nonfiction, mental illness, forensics, fiction, fantasy, families, domestic fiction, book notes, biographies, African American