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Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 Book to Movie Reading Challenge #Book2MovieRC


I Googled it. I checked in my Facebook group for reading challenges. I checked A Novel Challenge. I checked GirlXOXO. It appears that no one is hosting a book to movie reading challenge this year. So, I shall host one!

According to my internet searching, it seems that there are over 30 books being made into movies this year. That seemed like a fairly accurate amount, but I'm sure there could be more. For this challenge, I'm going to go with that number. However, challenge participants are welcome to present any new ones they find for consideration.

The list of this year's book to movie releases:

A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness - Jan 6
Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterley - Jan 6
Live By Night, Dennis LeHayne - Jan 13
A Dog's Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron - Jan 27
Same Kind of Different As Me, Ron Hall and Denver Moore - Feb 3
Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James - Feb 10
The Zookeeper's Wife, Diane Ackerman - March 31
Wonder, R.J. Palacio - April 7
Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver - April 7
The Lost City of Z, David Grann - April 21
The Circle, Dave Eggers - April 28
Break My Heart 1000 Times, Daniel Waters - May 4
The Dinner, Herman Koch - May 5
Captain Underpants, Dav Pilkey - June 2
My Cousin Rachel, Daphne Du Maurier - July 14
The Dark Tower, Stephen King - July 28
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle - July 28
IT, Stephen King - Sept 8
The Mountain Between Us, Charles Martin - Oct 20
Red Sparrow, Jason Matthews - Nov 10
Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie - Nov 22
A Century of November, W.D. Wetherell - Nov
All the Bright Places, Jennifer Niven - 2017
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath - 2017
The Long Home, William Gay - 2017
Splinter Cell, Tom Clancy - 2017
An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir - 2017
Infinity: Chronicles of Nick, Sherrilyn Kenyon - 2017
The Breadwinner, Deborah Ellis - 2017
The Giant Under the Snow, John Gordon - 2017
Annihilation, Jeff Vandermeer - 2017
The House of Tomorrow, Peter Bognanni - 2017
Thank You for Your Service, David Finkel - 2017
Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival, Yossi Ghinsberg - 2017
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls - 2017

Of course, there are also series and mini-series on television that are also being adapted from books. A couple of notable ones...Neil Gaiman's American Gods is coming to Starz some time this year. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events premieres on Netflix tomorrow, Jan 13. I'm sure there are more. 

The reason I mention television is because books made into TV series/mini-series are also eligible to be read for the challenge. 

There are multiple levels for this challenge:

Level 1a: read 1-3 books
Level 1b: read 4+ books

Read only books being made into movies for release in 2017 (you are not required to only read from the list above. As I stated, if you find another movie or TV series/mini-series based on a book coming out in 2017, feel free to read it).

Level 2a: 1-3 books from 2017 movie releases, 1-3 books from books made into movies from previous years
Level 2b: 4+ books from 2017 movie releases, 4+ books from books made into movies from previous years

Here's a list of 2016 movies adapted from books. (Note: Some of the movies listed were moved to 2017)
You can also Google for previous years, or check Goodreads lists.


Level 3a: read 1-3 books from any release year, watch 1-3 movies from any release year
Level 3b: read 4+ books from any release year, watch 4+ movies from any release year

Note: Movies watched must be the movie adaptation of the book(s) you read.
  • The books you read can count for other challenges. Ebooks, audiobooks, and traditional formats all count.
  • The start date is retroactive to January 1, 2017 so any book you started between the first of January, and now, counts. End date is December 31, 2017.
  • Remember, TV series/mini-series count too.
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14 comments:

  1. There's also The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which is being produced by Oprah and will be aired on HBO. Fantastic book, which I just finished!

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  2. Really, It will be released this year?? I think you need to host a read-a-long and credit it towards our Stephen King Perpetual challenge!

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    1. I've been thinking about doing just that. :-)

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    2. Awesome! What about timing it with your Spring Into Horror Read-a-Thon? Just a thought :) I'm in, whenever you want to do it!

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  3. I was waiting for one of these! I read a monster calls last year, but there are a bunch of others I want to read/ watch.

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    1. Oh, I want to read that one, too!! I've heard good things about it.

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  4. What a long list of books-to-movies in just one year! Great idea to have such a challenge. I remember that one of the things that distinguished the late Roger Ebert as a movie reviewer was his habit of reading the book from which a film was adapted and using them both in his essays to illuminate each other.

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  5. Awesome challenge! I love that you included a list of books to movies to make things easier.

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  6. just found the link over on Seasons of Reading and subscribed here. But I promised my son I'd get off the computer for a while, so I'll be back in the morning. :p

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  7. Let's do this. I've already read 2 books for the previous years challenge

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  8. Thanks for this awesome reading challenge!

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  9. This is absolutely my favorite challenge to do every year. Thanks you so much for hosting it. Love the different levels and the graphic. And I the timing is perfect because I will be reading A Dog's Purpose (hopefully) this week.

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  10. I also just remembered Little Big Lies by Liane Moriarty will be an HBO limited series this year.

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  11. Awesome Challenge! I'm signed up, I can't believe some of the titles I'm seeing are going to be movies. EEEKKK I'M SO EXCITED

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