Thursday, December 29, 2022

2023 Book to Movie (and TV) Reading Challenge

Welcome to year seven of the Book to Movie (and TV) Challenge! Movies are coming out in theaters again, then making their way to streaming in record time, often simultaneously. There are also excellent movies and series offered on the various streaming services. How can we ever keep up?!

Let's see what books are coming to the screen in 2023. As usual, these releases are subject to change.

The info below comes from Booklist Queen. As she states on her site, "movie release dates are still shifting constantly. I’d love to say that this is the definitive list of books being made into movies in 2023, but let’s face it. No one can foresee what the future will hold."

I'm going to follow somewhat closely to her method of posting the books to movies. The first list are movies with definitive 2023 release dates, and the second list are most likely 2023 book adaptations. If you would like to see her list of movies under development, visit her original post here and scroll down to the end of the post. 

Legend: Movies = M, Streaming series = S, Streaming movie = SM (these will only be indicated if I know for sure which format the adaptation is.)

M: The Lying Life of Adults, Elena Ferrante (Jan 4)
S: The Witching Hour, Anne Rice (Mayfair Witches, Jan 5)
M, SM: The Pale Blue Eye, Louis Bayard (Jan 6)
A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman (A Man Called Otto, Jan 13)
Wellmania, Brigid Delaney (Jan 15)
S: The Screaming Staircase, Jonathan Stroud (Lockwood & Co., Jan 27)
M: The Cabin at the End of the World, Paul Tremblay (Knock at the Cabin, Feb 3)
Text for You, Sofie Cramer (It's All Coming Back to Me, Feb 10)
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Judy Blume (April 28)
M: Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson (June 30)
M: American Prometheus, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin (Oppenheimer, July 21)
M: The Trench, Steve Alten (MEG 2: The Trench, Aug 4)
M: Dracula, Bram Stoker (The Last Voyage of the Demeter, Aug 11)
M: Hallowe'en Party, Agatha Christie (A Haunting in Venice, Sept 15)
The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty (Untitled, Oct 13)
M: Dune, Frank Herbert (Dune: Part 2, Nov 3)
M: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Suzanne Collins (Nov 17)
M: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl (Wonka, Dec 15)
M: The Color Purple, Alice Walker (Dec 20)

Books Becoming Movies In 2023 (Hopefully)

Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman
Blackout, Dhonielle Clayton, Et. Al.
Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid
Evidence of Love, John Bloom and Jim Atkinson (Adaptation title, Love and Death)
Exit West, Mohsin Hamid
The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe
High in the Clouds, Paul McCartney, Philip Ardagh, and Geoff Dunbar
Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann
The Last Thing He Told Me, Laura Dave
Leave the World Behind, Rumaan Alam
Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus
The Magician's Elephant, Kate DiCamillo
The Marsh King's Daughter, Karen Dionne
The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan (Adaptation title, Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie (Adaptation title, Peter Pan & Wendy) 
The Power, Naomi Alderman
Red, White & Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston
'Salem's Lot, Stephen King
Shriver, Chris Belden
Spaceman of Bohemia, Jaroslav Kalfar
The Field Guide, Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black (Adaptation title, The Spiderwick Chronicles)
The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu
Triptych, Karin Slaughter (Adaptation title, Will Trent)
Troubled Blood, Robert Galbraith
Turtles All the Way Down, John Green
Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
White Bird, R.J. Palacio
Wicked, Gregory Maguire

These are by no means exhaustive lists. If you find out about any I haven't mentioned, leave me a comment and I'll add to the list.

Main Levels

The Enthusiast: read 1-3 books
First One to the Theater: read 4+ books

Read only books being made into movies for release in 2023 (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 2023, feel free to read it).

Additional Levels

Not Ready to Let Go: read at least one (1) book made into a movie or series in 2022

Here's a list of 2022 movies adapted from books. (Note: Some of the movies listed may have been moved to 2023).

Living in the Past: read at least one (1) book made into a movie in previous years

You can Google for previous years, or check Goodreads lists.

The Movie Was Better (What?!): watch the movie(s) for the book(s) you read.

*the additional levels are optional, you still must complete one of the main reading levels above

Additional Guidelines
  • The books you read can count for other challenges. Ebooks, audiobooks, and traditional formats all count.
  • The start date is January 1, 2023. End date is December 31, 2023.
  • Remember, TV series/mini-series count too.
  • Pick your level (and additional levels, if you like)
  • Sign up below and grab the button (top of post). I hope you will join me!
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1 comment:

  1. I did this last year and enjoyed it. I am starting to use storygraph, Have you made a a challenge there? If I do make one I will share with you here. Thanks for the challenge.


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