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Jul 29

TBR Recap: Books adapted for the screen

Posted on July 29, 2019 at 12:50 PM by Elizabeth Land

The Tabb Book Readers (TBR) met on Saturday, July 20, to discuss the books they read for July's theme: Books adapted for the big or small screens (or have adaptations in the works). Whether made into movies or shows for television or streaming services, the group had fun discussing these titles and some of the adaptations.

The Princess Bride book coverWant to enjoy what TBR has been reading? Here are the titles read by members of the group this month:

The next TBR meeting is set for Saturday, August 24, at 1:30 p.m. in the Tabb Library Meeting Room. The selection for August is Books Inspired by Classics, with classics being interpreted as classic literature or myths/legends/fairy tales. Here are some of the titles recommended by YCPL librarians:

  • Hag-seed: The Tempest retold by Margaret Atwood
    Summary: Follows the retribution plot of a deposed artistic director who teaches prison inmates while consulting with a fantasy child who has taken the place of the daughter he lost years earlier.
  • Unmarriageable: a novel by Soniah Kamal
    Boy, Snow, Bird book coverSummary: This retelling of Pride and Prejudice is set in modern-day Pakistan and follows English school teacher Alys Binat and her sisters.
  • Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
    Summary: Based on the story of Snow White, Boy, Snow, Bird is set during the winter of 1953, when Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. But when Boy gives birth to a dark-skinned daughter named Bird, the Whitmans are exposed as light-skinned African Americans passing for white. Boy, Snow, and Bird must confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold.

Need more suggestions? Stop by the Tabb Reference Desk — or call us at 757-890-5120 — to get a full list.