Saw the Movie? Read the Book!

These June movies are based on books:

Star Trek Into Darkness is not really based on a book, but there are SO many books to be read about and merchandise to be had from the Star Trek universe (just type ‘star trek’ into our search bar and you’ll get 454 matches)!  How about Obsessed with Star Trek: Test Your Knowledge of the Star Trek Universe, the Star Trek Light-Up Phaser, or Star Trek Cross-Stitch? There is a novelization of the film, too. 🙂

The Iceman is based on Anthony Bruno’s The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer.

Die Wand is based on the 1963 novel The Wall by Marlen Haushofer.

Man of Steel is of course based on the DC Comics hero Superman.  There are a gazillion Superman comics out there – but also some interesting off-shoots like Superman and Philosophy: What Would the Man of Steel Do? by Mark D. White, Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye and, of course, the book about the movie itself (release date mid-June).

Foxfire is based on Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang by Joyce Carol Oates.  This is actually its second movie adaptation, the first one starring someone named Angelina Jolie back in 1996.

I, Anna is based on the novel with the same title by Elsa Lewin.

Bonus June movies based on books:

The Last Sentence is based on Kenne Fant’s biography of Torgny Segerstedt.  There is no English translation at the moment.

Spijt! is based on Dutch bestselling YA author Carry Slee’s 1996 book about bullying, also called Spijt!.  So far there is no English translation available, either.

Bellas Mariposas (Pretty Butterflies) is based on the book with the same title by Sergio Atzeni.  Again, no English translation at the moment.

The Sapphires is based on Tony Briggs’s play The Sapphires.  He’s Australian, though, and our UK and US supplier don’t carry it – yet (hopefully).  Sorry!