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2017’s Best: Our Favorite Books Turned into Major Motion Pictures

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Every year, we patiently await the arrival of film adaptations derived from some of our favorite novels and every year Hollywood does not disappoint! This year, our favorites include a piece of little known history, scary clowns, steamy romance, and a murder mystery classic.  If they aren’t on your must-read list already, mark them down for 2018!   January 2017: Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly Of course we have to jumpstart this list with our pick for January, the New York Times Bestseller, Hidden Figures, which tells the true story of the black female mathematicians that changed the way we see NASA today. Without their achievements in the calculations they made every day, we wouldn’t see some of the greatest breakthroughs we’ve…

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Waiting for Tulip Fever? Historical Novels We’d Love to See on the Big Screen

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When we heard that Tulip Fever, Deborah Moggach’s charming historical novel was going to be made into a movie, we did a little dance. And maybe even squealed out loud. Sure, it was embarrassing, but the book is just that good. Set during “tulipomania” in Amsterdam in the 1630s, it tells the story of Sophia Sandvoort, a beautiful young woman married to an older man. But when her husband commissions their portrait, Sophia ends up having an affair with the handsome painter, complicating all of their lives. Needless to say, we’ve been excited for Tulip Fever, starring Alicia Vikander and Dane DeHaan, all year long. Then we saw the trailer and we may have done another little dance. Romantic and moody…

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