To read the book before the movie comes out.
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
When it comes out: March 31 (better hurry on this one)
What it’s about: True story of how zookeepers in Warsaw, Poland helped to save their animal charges as well as hundreds of people during the Nazi occupation of their country in the early days of WWII.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
When it comes out: April 7
What it’s about: The story focuses on Auggie, a young boy born with a facial deformity, who is about to start attending school for the first time. The story is as much about how Auggie and others view him as it is about the struggle to fit in and to accept.
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
When it comes out: April 14
What it’s about: Another non-fiction book about historical events, this is the author’s account of his search for the lost expedition of the famous British explorer Percy Fawcett that disappeared in the Amazon in 1925 searching for the eponymous fabled city. The narrative jumps back and forth between the authors own journey into the jungle and Fawcett’s ill-fated expedition.