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Read the book, watch the movie. Watch the movie, read the book!

So which do you like to do read the book first or watch the movie first? I prefer to read the book but then the movie rarely lives up to the book. If I watch the movie first I find my brain skipping ahead to the more moving parts of the movie. It’s definitely a catch 22. Either way it’s a great time to start your summer reading and to plan those rainy movie nights and I have some ideas on what might be your next favorite book, movie or both!

Lets take the obvious first: The Harry Potter Series, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Star Wars.

What about some oldies but goodies:African Queen, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Gone With the Wind and Little Women.

Young women in strong roles:The Hunger Games, The Host, The Help, Out of Africa, The Red Tent, Ella Enchanted and Divergent.

How about some obscure movies I bet you didn’t know were based on books: If I stay, Bridget Jone’s Diary, Cool Hand Luke, First Blood, Psycho, Planet of the Apes and Mrs. Doubtfire.

Something for the family: 101 Dalmatians, Mary Poppins, Anne of Green Gables, The BFG, Charlotte’s Web, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Now here is the giant list, all I heartily recommend: Angels and Demons, Casino Royale, The Client, Congo, The Da Vinci Code, The Devil Wears Prada, Emma, Forrest Gump, The Great Gatsby, The Handmaids Tale, The Hounds of the Baskervilles.

Wow I’m only to the Hs. The next list will cover titles I through X. Now go get started!

Find them all at midyork.org .

Happy Reading,

Lisa

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