Summer Reading Challenge - FINAL Week!

Can you believe it? We're already at Week Nine of the #YABSummerReads Challenge - our FINAL week!

Last week, we asked to see what you're reading from your favorite local authors. This week, we're headed to the cinema... or not. This week, show us Better Than The Movie!

As I write this, my family and I are watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in honor of the life and creative/comedic genius of Gene Wilder, who passed away today at the age of 83. This movie... it was such an important part of my childhood, and it's one of the few times I saw the movie BEFORE I read the book.

There are many things that I love about the Willy Wonka movie - and the 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Johnny Depp - and many things that I love about the book.

For nostalgia's sake, I'm calling this one a tie.

What are some of your favorite books that are Better than the Movie? We can't wait to see! Don't forget to use the hashtag #YABSummerReads! And, as always, happy reading!