As a reader who is also a movie guru, I often enjoy reading a book before I see the movie that had inspired the film. For this reason, I have created my 2011 summer reading book list for books that have been recently made into movies.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
For all Harry Potter fans out there, the 2011 summer is a summer to remember as the last and final Harry Potter movie is expected to come to most movie theaters on July 15, 2011. Although I have read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows before, I have not read the book in almost five years and believe that I could refresh my memory on the exact circumstances of Harry Potter’s seventh year at Hogwarts, (although I do remember the end of the Harry Potter series).
One Day by David Nicholls
Set in the United Kingdom, the book One Day is about two protagonists, Emma and Dexter, who are quickly become involved in a relationship before they graduate from Edinburg University in 1988. The story plot develops when Emma and Dexter are shown one year later to examine whether their relationship has progressed or derailed. When I take a break from writing articles for Associated Content from Yahoo! this summer, I will probably go to Bethany Beach, order a waffle cone with vanilla ice cream at Maureen’s Ice Cream and Desserts, and relax comfortably at the beach while reading One Day. The movie will star the very attractive Anne Hathaway as Emma and my favorite actor Jim Sturgess as Dexter. The movie is expected to release worldwide on August 19, 2011.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Another book that will be released as a movie this summer is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. This book focuses on the third year of the Emperor Daoguang’s reign and the narrator of the story is 80 years old who has experienced four Chinese emperors throughout her lifetime. As a history buff, I am always interested in learning about different cultures, languages and historical traditions and the Snow Flower and the Secret Fan may certainly help me learn more about nineteenth century China. I will probably rent this book from the local library as I am very frugal. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is expected to be released on July 15, 2011 and stars Li Bingbing, Jun Ji-hyun, and Hugh Jackman.
Labels: Summer Reading List for Movies that Are Coming Out This Summer