The Book Was Better

A new book club will entertain the age-old question: was the book or the movie better?

Adult Services Librarian Amanda Gibson explains that the idea was born out of a quest to facilitate interesting discussion. People oftentimes like to debate whether the writing – or the brought-to-life version – is best.

“Each month, we will pick a book that has been turned into a movie or TV series, then get together to compare,” Amanda said.        

The club will meet on the second Thursday of each month, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Conference Room and on Zoom.

Upcoming selections include:

Sept. 8

  • Book: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Movie by the same name

Oct. 13

  • Book: And Then There Were None by
    Agatha Christie
  • Movie by the same name

Nov. 10

  • Book: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
  • Movie: Christmas with the Kranks

Dec. 8

  • Book & Movie Swap!

Jan. 12

  • Book: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • TV Series by the same name

Feb. 9

  • The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  • Movie by the same name

March 9

  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  • Movie by the same name

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