HUSH Library Podcast #79 – Books into Movies

HUSH Podcast

Learn what to check out next! We talk about books and movies in many different genres.

In this episode, Stephanie Hall and Autumn Friedli join Thad Hartman, Miranda Ericsson and Lissa Staley to discuss books made into movies. What do we love? What do we hate? What do we need to re-read? What do we wish we could un-see? What friendships were destroyed when we  took sides over our opinions about Harry Potter?

HUSH listeners — A new segment debuts in this episode – “Quick Review” – just before the ever popular “Fast Five” segment — let us know what you think!

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Show Notes

 Books made into Movies


  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  • Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
  • Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  • True Blood/Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris
  • Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

Major authors

  • Jane Austen, including Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler and Pride and Prejudice (2003, directed by Andrew Black)
  • Michael Crichton, including Jurassic Park, The Great Train Robbery, Sphere, It, The Stand
  • Stephen King including Carrie, The Shining, Pet Sematary, Green Mile
  • John Grisham including The Firm

Stand Alone titles

  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard
  • Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison
  • Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
  • A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
  • Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  • Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  • Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
  • Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Blade Runner by Philip K. Dick
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Big Read titles

  • Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • True Grit by Charles Portis
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – and Go Set a Watchman
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Thanks for listening!

If you enjoyed this episode of HUSH, find some of our other episiodes including fan favorites like Best Books of 2014True Grit/Big Read, Confessions of a Smut Reader, and Kansas Notable Books.

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Miranda, Thad & Lissa

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Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. (She's the Community Connections Librarian!) She reads a new book every few days, but is enjoying the audiobook of "Empress of Forever" by Max Gladstone, the ebook "When We Were Magic" by Sarah Gailey and is eagerly awaiting John Scalzi's "The Last Emperox" in April!