It’s that magical time of the year between the Golden Globes and the Oscars and speculation on who might take home Hollywood’s biggest award is at its peak. But if you’ve already seen all of the nominees or are looking for new ways to get into the award season spirit, might I suggest books?
Many films that came out in 2017 have their beginnings in books, some in novels, like "Do Android’s Dream of Electric Sheep," the inspiration behind "Blade Runner" and "Blade Runner 2049," and some in graphic novels or comics, like "Wonder Woman," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and "Logan." Not a fan of science fiction? Try "Call Me by Your Name," a coming-of-age story by André Aciman that is garnering press for its film adaptation or "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty, which took home several awards at the Golden Globes. Already tackled those? How about checking out "A Wrinkle in Time," "Ready Player One," "Annihilation," "Every Day," "Where’d You Go Bernadette," "Crazy Rich Asians," or "Red Sparrow," all of which are slated for films in 2018.
Perhaps you’re more interested in finding out what happens before the film started or after the film ended? If you’ve just seen "The Last Jedi" and are craving more Star Wars content, you’re in luck. Check out the graphic novels which expand on characters like "Poe Dameron" or novels like "Phasma." Superhero movie adaptations can be a great jumping on point if you’ve never read comics before; if you liked "Thor: Ragnarok," check out "The Unworthy Thor."
Or maybe you’re just in the mood for more movies? In that case, I recommend one of the library’s film groups. The Bainbridge and Poulsbo locations both offer a monthly showing of a different title. Join us January 31st at Poulsbo to see "The Egg and I," an adaptation of Betty McDonald’s classic memoir.
Then we can discuss that age-old question: which was better, book or movie?