From Page to Screen: Winter Reading Recommendations

KCKPL is doing a 2019 Winter Reading Program during January and February.  All adults 18+ can read 4 items to receive a KCKPL logo blanket and be entered to win a grand prize.  Sign up for Winter Reading starting December 17 online or at one of our branches. You can start logging on January 1.  Need some reading recommendations? Try one of these books that are or will be made into movies.  

Mortal Engines by Phillip Reeve
In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.


Bird Box by Josh Malerman
In an apocalyptic near-future world, a mother and her two small children must make their way down a river, blindfolded. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them — but is it man, animal, or monster?

Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro
In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido makes a strange find- the detached head of a cyborg woman who has lost all her memories. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body, the Berserker.

You Changed My Life by Abdel Sellou
A memoir of growing up on the streets of Pris as a cheeky young Algerian immigrant, honing his talents as a petty thief and scam artist before meeting the man who would forever change his life, as Abdel would change his.


If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncerain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions — affection, despair, and hope.

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Questioning her plus-sized body for the first time when an athletic boy appears to return her affections, Willowdean enters her city’s beauty pageant and uses her sassy styles and talents to compete against thinner contestants.



The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France.


A Private War by Marie Brenner
The story of legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war. Marie Brenner brilliantly chronicles the last days and hours of Colvin’s life, moment by moment, to share the story of a remarkable life lived on the front lines.