Tuesday, December 8, 2020

2021 Book to Movie Reading Challenge #Book2MovieRC

We're back for another year! Yes, things are looking a bit different now, with movie theaters closed and many newly released movies going straight to streaming. Sadly, I saw more movies in the theater before COVID. The theater we went to had really cheap matinee prices. Now, I just wait to watch after they've been released for a while, or when awesome streaming services release the films free for subscribers (like the new Wonder Woman movie coming out this month. Woot!). 

Anyway, let's see what's on the docket for 2021. As things have been going, these releases are subject to change. 

(Movies and streaming series)

A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness - Season 2 (January 2021)
Chaos Walking [The Knife of Never Letting Go], Patrick Ness (January 22, 2021)
The Dig, John Preston (January 29, 2021)
To All the Boys 3 / Always and Forever, Lara Jean, Jenny Han (February 2021) *anticipated
Without Remorse, Tom Clancy (February 26th, 2021)
Antlers [based on a short story, A Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca] (February 19, 2021)
Cherry, Nico Walker (February 26, 2021)
Fatherhood / Two Kisses for Maddy, Matt Logelin (April 16, 2021)
Peter Rabbit 2, Beatrix Potter (April 21, 2021)
Infinite / The Reincarnationist Papers, D. Eric Maikranz (May 28, 2021)
Fear Street (Trilogy), R.L. Stine (Summer 2021)
Anatomy of a Scandal, Sarah Vaughan (Fall 2021) *Netflix series
The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah (December 22, 2021)
Nightmare Alley, William Lindsay Gresham (2021) *maybe
Blonde, Joyce Carol Oates (2021)
The Stars at Noon, Denis Johnson (2021)
Mothering Sunday, Graham Swift (2021)
The Power of the Dog, Thomas Savage (2021)
Last Letter from Your Lover, Jojo Moyes (2021)
The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn (2020 or 2021) *as the year is almost over, probably 2021
Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann (2021)
Passing , Nella Larson (2021)
Artemis, Andy Weir (2021)
True Things About Me, Deborah Kay Davies (2021)
Pinnochio, Carlo Collodi (2021)
Wicked, Gregory Maguire (2021)
Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers (2021)
Across the Rivers and Into the Trees, Ernest Hemingway (2021) *maybe
Dear Zoe, Philip Beard (2021)
Macbeth, Shakespeare (2021)
A Spark of Light, Jodi Picoult (2021) *limited series
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams (2021) *Hulu series
Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid (2021 [maybe]) *Amazon series
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2021) *HBO Max limited series
Conversations With Friends, Sally Rooney (2021) *Hulu limited series
Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo (2021 [likely]) *Netflix series
Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty (2021) *Hulu limited series
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Rick Riordan (2021) *Disney+ series(?)
The Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski - Season 2 (2021) *possibly Q1
You, Caroline Kepnes - Season 3 (2021)
The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (2021) *Apple+ series
The Player’s Table / They Wish They Were Us, Jessica Goodman (2021) *series
The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan - Season 1 (2021) *Amazon series
Dune, Frank Herbert - (October 2021)

This is by no means an exhaustive list. 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 2021 (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 2021, 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 2020

Here's a list of 2020 movies adapted from books. (Note: Some of the movies listed may have been moved to 2021).

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, 2021. End date is December 31, 2021.
  • Remember, TV series/mini-series count too.
  • Pick your level (and additional levels)
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  1. This is so perfect for my reading style and I cannot wait to dig through this fabulous list you have put together!

  2. I'll be aiming for the Enthusiast and maybe a book or more for an extra level! And of course watching some of these. ;)



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