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Movies Boost Book Sales, according to USA Today

Posted: August 8, 2009 at 11:33 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

time-travelers-wife-audrey-niffeneggerThis week, ReviewSTL was holding two contests at the same time to win passes for movies that were adapted from bestselling novels. The movies are “JULIE & JULIA,” based on books written by Julia Child and Julie Powell, and “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” written by Audrey Niffenegger.” According to a report by USA Today, three movies already this year have catapulted the novels onto the USA Today bestsellers list. They are: Stephenie Meyers’ “Twilight” (Reaching the #1 spot four times), “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult (#1 one time), and most recently “Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously” by Julie Powell (currently #1).

The film adaptation ofThe Time Traveler’s Wife,”written by Audrey Niffenegger, opens next Friday nationwide.