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 Supports the NBA Novel-to-Screen Film Festival

YPG Supports the NBA Novel-to-Screen Film Festival

Need another Book to Film Club fix before SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK in May? You’re in luck. The National Book Awards are hosting a Novel-to-Screen Film Festival, featuring three films based on NBA-nominated books on April 4-5 at Pratt Manhattan.
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Save the Date: YPG Book to Film Club: Silver Linings Playbook

Save the Date: YPG Book to Film Club: Silver Linings Playbook

Our next YPG Book to Film Club selection is SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, based on the novel by Matthew Quick (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008). The 2012 film was directed by David O. Russell and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Jacki Weaver. All four actors received Oscar nominations and Lawrence recently took...
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Book to Film Club: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Our next YPG Book to Film Club selection is THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky (Simon & Schuster). Join us on Wednesday, February 20th at 7 pm at Simon & Schuster.
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YPG Book to Film Club: The Polar Express

YPG Book to Film Club: The Polar Express
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T’was the Wednesday before Christmas, for all YPG, And we gathered at Penguin with a movie to see, The popcorn was opened, and flavored with dill, A fairly odd flavor, but still quite a thrill,   The Polar Express was the movie of choice, Starring Tom Hanks, who played every voice, The CGI captured...
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YPG Screening of Coraline: We Are Officially Creeped Out

YPG Screening of Coraline: We Are Officially Creeped Out

On October 17, the YPG Book to Film Club gathered around a conference table at Penguin for a Halloween-themed viewing of Coraline, the 2009 animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s classic horror novella (HarperCollins, 2002). The verdict? We are easily frightened.
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YPG Book to Film Club: The Polar Express

YPG Book to Film Club: The Polar Express

Our next YPG Book to Film Club selection is The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). The viewing and discussion will take place on Wednesday, December 19, from 7:00-9:00pm at Penguin!
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YPG Book-to-Film Club Viewing: Anna Karenina

This month we are taking a break from an official discussion and organizing a meet-up for interested members of YPG to go see Anna Karenina in the theatres. Reading the book is not necessary for this event!
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YPG Screening of Bridget Jones’s Diary: We Can Relate. Also, Colin Firth Is Dreamy.

YPG Screening of Bridget Jones’s Diary: We Can Relate. Also, Colin Firth Is Dreamy.

On August 29, a group of about 25 YPG women gathered at Penguin’s offices to watch Bridget Jones’s Diary. There was general agreement around the room that this is one of those rare examples of a movie version doing a story more justice than the original book!
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YPG’s Viewing of The Princess Bride: A YPG Member’s Write-up of S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman

YPG’s Viewing of The Princess Bride: A YPG Member’s Write-up of S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman

"It was their favorite movie in all the world. Or their favorite book..." Read on for this YPGer's recap of one of our most highly anticipated Book to Film viewings!
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Put to Pasture: YPG Book to Film Club Takes on a Not-So-Pretty Film Version of All the Pretty Horses

Put to Pasture: YPG Book to Film Club Takes on a Not-So-Pretty Film Version of All the Pretty Horses

On Wednesday, April 18, a solid group of YPG members gathered at the AAP offices to watch the 2000 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses (Vintage, 1993), directed by Billy Bob Thornton and starring Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, and Penelope Cruz. Read on for their perhaps surprising take!
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