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Movies to Watch With Your Book Club in 2020

Watching a movie based on a book you like can be a great way to supplement your reading. The director and the screenwriter, generally, are showing you their interpretation of the book, and while you may not always agree with that interpretation, the film will usually give you something to think (and talk!) about.

This year, Greta Gerwig's beautiful adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women earned four Academy Award nominations, including a (well-deserved) Best Picture nomination. But 2019 also brought several other noteworthy movies based on books that are worth checking out. For a change of pace, consider reading one of the books below with your book club and then screening the film.

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Read, Watch & Discuss! Five great book club books that are now movies

Of course, we think any season is the right season to read, but winter can be a perfect time to read and watch! What better way to keep busy in these cold, dark months than reading with your book club, watching the movie version and then discussing both?

So, here, just in time for Oscar season, are five great book club reads, paired with their recently released award winning/nominated movies.

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23 Movies Based on Books Releasing in Fall 2017 & Winter 2018 (and a further 40+ in development!)

It's time again for our annual look at upcoming movies based on books, so you're in the know and ahead of the crowd - whether you intend to see the films or not! We've corralled 23 films releasing in the next six months, and the books they are based on; and a further 45+ in development. If we've missed any, or you have updated information, please do post at the bottom.

First published in Sept 2017, updated to add even more upcoming movies based on books, in Nov 2017

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Love Poldark? Here's What to Read Next

Poldark on PBS Poldark's Cornwall
Historical fiction doesn't get any better than this. Written in the 1940s and '50s, the Poldark series continues to resonate in contemporary times with its tales of a returning war hero reinventing his life and rallying his country in the wake of devastation and loss. Ross Poldark makes a dashing hero and his world an inviting escape; and the windswept, sea-hugging Cornish countryside adds a splash of romance to the stories, which are peppered with dramatic clashes about morality, class and ego.

PBS's Masterpiece series follows the story-line of the books closely and truly captures the spirit of Winston Graham's characters and the stunning countryside. You will find much more about the Poldark series at PBS, including podcasts and information for book clubs.

Poldark on PBS In addition to the 12-book series, Winston Graham wrote a gorgeous illustrated companion volume, Poldark's Cornwall. This coffee table book is back in print with an introduction by Graham's son. For those who can't get enough of the TV series, we recommend The World of Poldark by Emma Marriott which is packed full of behind the scenes photos from the series and vistas of Cornwall.

If your appetite is whetted for more stories that whisk you away to a different era, BookBrowse--in response to a request from PBS's MASTERPIECE--suggests these titles that fit the bill.

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30 Movies Based on Books Releasing in 2017 and Fall 2016

Books to moviesFeel a movie can never do justice to a book? Or do you wait expectantly for your favorite books to be interpreted on the big screen? Whichever camp you belong to, it's always good to be in the know. With that in mind here are eleven books that you might want to brush up on before the movies release this fall, and twenty more to keep an eye out for in 2017 and beyond.

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Books to Blockbusters: Best 2015/2016 Movies Based on Books

Dear BookBrowsers,

'Tis the season — for movies. The holidays are a time for heavy-hitting blockbusters and films of all stripes.

As avid readers, we're almost always partial toward books over movies. After all, we know they get to the heart of things much better than movies do. But if your trip to the matinee involves revisiting your favorite novel through the big screen (even if it is to shake your head disapprovingly at everything the movie got wrong), we run down a list of potential nominees, some already released and the rest to show soon. So visit the concession stand, pick up that bucket of popcorn and you're good to go.

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