June 6th, 2009
Welcome to teen/adult summer reading! Signup begins this morning at the Readers’ Advisors’ desk and the fun will continue until Friday, July 31. This year’s theme is “Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie”, and all the books we’ve selected for your summer enjoyment have been made into feature films.
Week One: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Perennial favorites, action, adventure, and thriller films transport us to places and situations we’d likely rather not encounter personally, but which give us opportunities to root for the underdog, watch an expert take down the bad guy, or follow along on a treasure hunt. We had fun sorting through the list of action/adventure films based on books to select our focus for Week One. Let us know what you think, and please feel free to suggest others in this genre!
Clancy, Tom. The Hunt for Red October
Collins, Max. Road to Perdition
Cussler, Clive. Sahara
Ellis, Bret Easton. American Psycho
Fleming, Ian. Casino Royale
Highsmith, Patricia. The Talented Mr. Ripley
Miller, Frank. 300
O’Brian, Patrick. Master and Commander