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2017 Books to Movies Oscars Edition

The 2017 Best Picture winner, Moonlight, was based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue written by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Many Oscar-nominated films were based on, or inspired by books, plays, short stories and comic book characters. Below are some of the books that you can find at the Library that inspired movie goers.

Click to find the books that oscar-nominated films were based on - at the Goffstown Public Library.

Titles that became 2017 Oscar-nominated movies:

  • 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff : book, e-book.
  • Doctor Strange Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko : book, DVD.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling : book, e-book.
  • Fences: a play by August Wilson : book, DVD.
  • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly : book, audiobook on CD, e-book, e-audiobook, DVD.
  • Highest Duty by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow (movie Sully) : book, audiobook on CD, e-book, DVD.
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling : book, DVD.
  • Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by Ron Suskind : book.
  • A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose (movie Lion) : book, e-book, e-book.
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman : book, audiobook on CD, e-book, e-audiobook, DVD.
  • In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue (play; movie Moonlight) by Tarell Alvin McCraney : DVD.
  • Remember This House (unfinished manuscript; movie I Am Not Your Negro) by James Baldwin : book, e-book.
  • Silence by Shusaku Endo : book.
  • Story of Your Life (short story) by Ted Chiang (movie Arrival) : book, e-book.
  • Suicide Squad based on DC comics villain organization : book, DVD.
  • Tony and Susan by Austin Wright (movie Nocturnal Animals) : book.
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You can also find many of these as digital downloads, including the movie soundtracks at hoopla digital:


There are more books that will be released as movies in 2017, visit soon to see our next post about “2017 Books to Movies”.