Ginger Cousins, our Evening Supervisor, suggested a number of books that either inspired a movie or show, or are based on one. These are available as e-books in our OverDrive collection.
"Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality, by Rhett McLaughlin & Link Neal
I watch their YouTube show, Good Mythical Morning. It is a funny show where Rhett and Link play games, eat weird food, and just talk about funny or interesting facts. The book goes into more detail about their personal lives, their lifelong friendship (they have been best friends since first grade), and how they decided to quit their stable jobs as engineers to start making YouTube videos. The book is also filled with funny stories and is a good reminder that we shouldn’t always be so serious in life, that it’s okay to sometimes be silly and have fun.
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
I knew that the book was turned into a Hulu original show and wanted to read the book before I started to watch the series. I have read articles about the book and find it scary, but interesting, that the author purposely choose to base the book on true events such as enforced surrogacy/adoption, theocracy-based governments, and enforced dress codes. Also, the world created in the book has similarities to the Holocaust."
[This book is also available at the Dick Smith Library in print in the General Stacks on the upper level, and as an audiobook on CD in the Audivisual Collection on the lower level.]
"The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey
I watched the movie and really enjoyed it, so I decided to read the book. The author does a great job at making the book interesting and suspenseful even in situations where you are just reading about the characters thoughts and there isn’t much action happening. I enjoy reading books where the authors are so talented that they can make walking alone for miles still intriguing.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
This book was such a fun and mystery-induced read. The author does a great job at including a little bit of everything to keep readers interested. There is sadness, romance, fantasy, mystery and even comical moments. I found out it was going to become a movie and had to read it, as I love to read books that have been turned into movies. The movies are almost never as good as the books, but it is still fun to see the book come alive on screen."
[This title is also available as an e-audiobook in OverDrive.]