Ten Books...Reel reads

 Reel reads... ten books being made into movies for release in 2014. A cinema inspired book list! Lots of great books are being adapted for the silver screen in 2014. Request your copy of these books to read from the Library,  before you see the movie.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year old Beatrice Prior must choose between five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she live sin  is not perfect after all.

The fault in our stars by John Green
Sixteen year old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis intil a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forced her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss and life.
The hundred foot journey by Richard C. Morais
A middle aged chef, Hassan Haji, recounts his life's journey, from his family's modest restaurant in Mumbai to his elegant restaurant in Paris, where he has conquered the insular world of French haute cuisine. A tragedy at home in Mumbai pushes Hassan's boisterous family into a picaresque journey across Europe, where they ultimately settle opposite a famous chef, Madam Mallory, in the remote French village of Lumiere. After a series of hilarious cultural mishaps, the grand French chef discovers, much to her horror, that the young boy cooking in the cheap Indian restaurant across the way is a chef with natural talents far superior to her own.

The giver by Lois Lowry
 In a utopian community where there are no choices- where everyone has his or her place in the world assigned according to gifts and interests- the time has come for 12 year old Jonas to become the new Receiver of Memory.  He will be the one to bear the collective memories of a society that lives only in the present, where sameness is the rule. But Jonas soon recognises the losses and discovers the lie that supports his community. He decides he will change his world-but he cannot predict how that change will come about, or what the change will mean for himself and the "newchild" Gabriel, whom he has resolved to protect.

The best of me by Nicholas Sparks
This is the story of two small-twon former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they have taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined, and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.

Tracks by Robyn Davidson
This book is about one woman's solo trek across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback. A camel-trek from the heart of Australia, across 17,000 miles of hostile desert, to the sea - with only a dog and four camels for company. Robyn's story beats a track across bush, rock, sand and dust, across magnificent landscapes and through ancient sacred land, through frustrations, triumphs, joy and despair. And as she treks further and further away from civilisation, and ever closer to the burning heart of the world, she realises that this desert will either make her, or break her.

Vampire academy by Richelle Mead.
 Vladimir's academy isn't just any boarding school, its a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they are being dragged back to St Vladimir's -the very place they are in themost danger. Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable night-time rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi-the world's fiercest and mosr dangerous vampires-make Lissa one of them forever.  

The monuments men by Robert M Edsel.   At the same time as Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest treasures in Europe. The Fueher had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised.
In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.
Focusing on the eleven month period between D- Day and V- F Day,this fascinating account follows six monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.

Gone girl by Gillian Flynn
What are you thinking. Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: what are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friend reveals that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true.
A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife/ And what was left in that half wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared. Only one crew member survived: a young lieutenant named Louis Zamperini. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World war, as Zamperini is driven to the limits of endurance.