Friday, December 29, 2017

2018 Book to Movie Reading Challenge #Book2MovieRC

Gather Together and Read

And we're back for our second year! Welcome, or welcome back to former participants!

I have found quite a many books which have been made into movies and are coming out in 2018. I'm sure there could be more. If you notice I'm missing any on the list, leave me a comment and I'll add it to the list.

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

Anthem (Based on Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet), Joanne Proulx - no specific date yet
Maze Runner: The Death Cure, James Dashner - Jan 12
12 Strong, Doug Stanton - Jan 19
The Leisure Seeker, Michael Zadoorian - Jan 19
Fifty Shades Freed, E.L. James - Feb 9
Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer - Feb 23
The War with Grandpa, Robert Kimmel Smith - Feb 23
Death Wish, Brian Garfield - March
Red Sparrow, Jason Matthews - March 2
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle - March 9
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertelli - March 16
Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter - March 23
Robin Hood: Origins (prequel to The Adventures of Robin Hood), Roger Lancelyn Green - March 23
Anubis (based on The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights), Bruce Zick - March 23
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline - March 30
Hunting Christ, Ken Policard - no specific date yet
The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells - April 13
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Annie Barrows - April 19
Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, Maria Semple - May 11
Meg, Steve Alten - August 10
Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan - August 17
The Darkest Minds, Alexandra Bracken - Sept 14
The House with a Clock in Its Walls, John Bellairs - Sept 21
Boy Erased, Garrard Conley - Sept 28
First Man James R. Hansen - Oct 12
The Girl in the Spider's Web, David Lagercrantz - Oct 19
Bluebeard, Kurt Vonnegut - Oct 29
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss - Nov 9
Fantastic Beasts 2 (loosely based on the book), J.K. Rowling - Nov 16
All the Bright Places, Jennifer Niven - no specific date yet
I Heard You Paint Houses (retitled The Irishman), Charles Brandt - no specific date yet
Ophelia, Lisa Klein - no specific date yet

Books made into TV series/mini-series are also eligible to be read for the challenge. A few of the series/mini-series coming in 2018 are...

The Alienist, Caleb Carr - TNT, January (if you haven't read this one, read it! It's a good one)
The Terror, Dan Simmons - AMC, March 26
Howard's End, E.M. Forster - Starz, April 8
Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn - HBO, summer
The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson - Netflix, no date given
Good Omens, Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman - Amazon Prime Video, no date given

Again, if you find out about any I haven't mentioned, leave me a comment and I'll add to the list.

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 2018 (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 2018, feel free to read it).

Level 2a: 1-3 books from 2018 movie releases, 1-3 books from books made into movies from previous years
Level 2b: 4+ books from 2018 movie releases, 4+ books from books made into movies from previous years

Here's a list of 2017 movies adapted from books. (Note: Some of the movies listed were moved to 2018).
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 January 1, 2018 so any book you started between the first of January, and now, counts. End date is December 31, 2018.
  • Remember, TV series/mini-series count too.
  • Pick your level
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  1. I'm in again! Thanks for hosting.

  2. Thanks for the list and hosting! I'm looking forward to seeing what other people watch and read. :D

  3. I love this challenge, so I’m in! Hope it is okay that I write Dutch articles on my website! :-)

  4. I’m in. Love this challenge. Hope it is okay I write in Dutch! :-)


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