Fictional Cinema, 2017

As the page above explains, each of the books we read was a book later adapted to a film.  Each book was chosen from three books of that decade. And there were quizzes each month but you only had to read the book to answer all the questions correctly.  Our line up was:

January:  The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, 1905

February:  The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington, 1918

March:  The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thorton Wilder, 1927

April:  Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen, 1937

May:  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, 1940

June:  Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor, 1952

July:  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark, 1961

August: Looking For Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner, 1975

September: Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith, 1981

October: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, 1994

November: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, 2002

December:  The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman, 2007*

*I messed this up a bit, it was supposed to be a book between 2010 and the present, but I was apparently using the wrong date for the book’s publication. For the sake of strict accuracy, you could substitute Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, 2015; Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel, 2013, or Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews, 2013.

Don’t forget the popcorn!