YPG Book to Film

We hold monthly book-to-film club events, where we read, watch and discuss books which have been turned into films! Click the YPG Book-to-Film page for more information!

YPG Book-to-film Club: Sherlock #YPGBook2Film

YPG Book-to-film Club: Sherlock #YPGBook2Film
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Leave it to us, because we’ve solved your next great TV fix, BBC’s Sherlock. British hotshot Benedict Cumberbatch does a 5-star job bringing the classic sleuth, Sherlock Holmes to life. If you haven’t seen it, the show is a fascinating modernization of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes mysteries. The show is three seasons in,...
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YPG Book-to-Film: THE FIRST WIVES CLUB

YPG Book-to-Film: THE FIRST WIVES CLUB
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  Regardless of your relationship status this Valentine’s Day, the YPG Book-to-Film club is here to hold your hand and say: Don’t get mad. GET EVERYTHING. Join us as we drink in the classic and award-winning* revenge-slash-lady-empowerment comedy (starring Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, and Goldie Hawn), adapted from the NYT Bestseller by Olivia Goldsmith...
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YPG Book-to-Film Club: If I Stay

YPG Book-to-Film Club: If I Stay
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Ready to cry your eyes out? Gayle Foreman’s heartbreaking YA sensation If I Stay (Penguin Young Readers Group, 2009) is coming to DVD next month. The beautifully written bestseller tells the story of Mia, a shy cellist whose dreams of attending Julliard are dashed one winter afternoon when she’s involved in a tragic accident....
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YPG Book-to-Film Club: The Phantom Tollbooth

YPG Book-to-Film Club: The Phantom Tollbooth
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“I read first when I was 10. I still have the book report I wrote, which began ‘This is the best book ever.’” (Anna Quindlen, The New York Times) Sound familiar? Then come join YPG as we go full-tilt book lover nostalgia and revisit this ingenious fantasy! We’ll be reading Norman...
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YPG Bay Area Book-to-Film Club: Gone Girl

YPG Bay Area Book-to-Film Club: Gone Girl
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WHEN: Saturday, October 18th at 12:20PM (arrive 20 minutes early for tickets and snacks) WHERE: UA Berkeley 7 Theater 2274 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94704 GONE GIRL has taken the book industry by storm. Known primarily as a mid-list mystery author, Gillian Flynn rose to the top of the charts with her third book, a haunting...
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YPG Special Edition Book-to-Film Club: Orange Is the New Black

YPG Special Edition Book-to-Film Club: Orange Is the New Black
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably already binge-watched both seasons of Netflix’s smash hit series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK by now. This riveting dramedy stars Taylor Schilling as Piper, a thirtysomething woman living in New York City who is sentenced to 15 months in a women’s federal prison for transporting...
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YPG Book to Film Club: On the Road

YPG Book to Film Club: On the Road

Thanks to those of you who joined us for our last film club viewing and discussion of THE SPECTACULAR NOW. Our next YPG Book to Film Club selection is ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac (Viking, 1957). Based on the cross-country travels of Kerouac and his friends, it is considered a defining work of...
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YPG book to Film Club: The Spectacular Now

YPG book to Film Club: The Spectacular Now

Thanks to those of you who joined us for our last film club viewing and discussion of DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?/BLADE RUNNER. Our next YPG Book to Film Club selection is THE SPECTACULAR NOW by Tim Tharp (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2008).
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YPG Book to Film Club: Blade Runner/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

YPG Book to Film Club: Blade Runner/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Our first YPG Book to Film Club selection of 2014 will be DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? by Philip K. Dick (Doubleday, 1968). The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its populations have been damaged greatly by nuclear war during World War Terminus. The main plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty...
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YPG Special Edition: The Room

YPG Special Edition: The Room

We’re shaking things up in January with a special edition of YPG after hours gatherings. It’s YPG “Film to Book,” but it’s SO. MUCH. MORE. If you signed up last month, you should have already gotten your free copy of THE DISASTER ARTIST: MY LIFE INSIDE THE ROOM, THE GREATEST BAD MOVIE EVER MADE...
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