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2024 Book Picks


Book Interrupted is a book club podcast for busy people to connect and one that celebrates life’s interruptions.

Our Season 4 Theme is Books Adapted into a Film or Series

 Lia's Book Pick

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
by Elizabeth Gilbert

This book was made into a movie in 2010 and stars Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, James Franco, Richard Jenkins, Billy Crudup, Hadi Subiyanto and Viola Davis.

A celebrated writer's irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life. An intensely articulate memoir of self-discovery, Eat, Pray, Love is about what can happen when you claim responsibility for your own contentment and stop trying to live in imitation of society’s ideals. It is certain to touch anyone who has ever woken up to the unrelenting need for change.

January 1st – January 31st, 2024

Lia edited into a person eating gelato.
Ashley edited into a scene where she's holding a snake, with a shocked face.

 Ashely's Book Pick

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins

This book was made into a movie in 2023 and stars Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, and Viola Davis.

It’s the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capital, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined.

February 1st – February 29th, 2024

 Kim's Book Pick

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
by David Grann

This book was made into a movie in 2023 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro and Lily Gladstone.

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma after oil was discovered beneath their land. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

March 1st – March 31st, 2024

Kim edited into a vintage dressed person sitting on a flower moon.
Sarah edited in a train scene, frowning, wearing her backpack.

 Sarah's Book Pick

A Long Way Home
by Saroo Brierley

This book was made into a movie in 2016 called Lion and stars Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.

Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Paroo always wondered about his origins. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. Then he set off on a journey to find his mother.

April 1st - April 30th, 2024

 Meredith's Book Pick

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

This book was made into a movie in 2017 and stars Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renee Elise Goldsberry, and Sylvia Grace Crim.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her enslaved ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.

May 1st - May 31st, 2024

Meredith edited to be a scientist researching with a microscope.
Kara edited in her pjamas and a teddy, standing in front of a giant hand in a cave.

 Kara's Book Pick

by Roald Dahl

This book was made into a movie in 2016 and stars Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, Penelope Wilton and Jermaine Clement.

Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant who can stop them - the BFG. He's the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of them forever.

June 1st - June 30th, 2024

 Virginia's Book Pick

Lessons in Chemistry
by Bonnie Garmus

This book was made into a TV Mini-Series in 2023 and stars Brie Larson, Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Kevin Sussman, Stephanie Koenig and Patrick Walker. 

It’s the early 1960s and working Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. Like science, though, life is unpredictable. She finds herself not only a single mother but also the star of a cooking show, Supper at Six. Elizabeth's unusual chemist approach to cooking proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because, as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn't just teaching women how to cook. She's daring them to change the status quo.

September 1st - September 30th, 2024

Virginia edited inside a vintage tv box.
Lindsay edited into a woman arm wrestling with her corporate male colleauge.

 Lindsay's Book Pick

The Hating Game
by Sally Thorne

This book was made into a movie in 2021 and stars Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Damon Daunno, Kathryn Boswell and Sakina Jaffrey.

Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. And they have no problem displaying their feelings as they sit across from each other.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head. But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her. Or is this just another game.

October 1st - October 31st, 2024

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