Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 Book to Movie Reading Challenge

The Book to Movie challenge I did the last few years was ended early last year because of a lack of participation.  Another blog decided to create a new challenge for this format.  I will try for Level 1B. Click link to sign up and see more details.

Gather Together and Read

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.

Here is what I am reading:

  1. Lady Susan--Jane Austen
  2. Black Beauty--Anna Sewell
  3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks--Rebecca Skloot
  4. Slaughterhouse Five--Kurt Vonnegut
  5. Wonder--R.J. Palacio
  6. Lost Horizon--James Hilton
  7. The Chocolate War--Robert Cormier
  8. Wives and Daughters--Elizabeth Gaskell
  9. The Light Between Oceans--M.L. Stedman
  10. The Hound of the Baskervilles--Arthur Conan Doyle
  11. Orphan Train--Christina Baker Kline
  12. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--Jean-Dominique Bauby
  13. Everything, Everything--Nicola Yoon
  14. Crime and Punishment--Fyodor Dostoevsky
  15. The Princess Diaries--Meg Cabot
  16. Princess in the Spotlight--Meg Cabot
  17. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life--James Patterson
  18. The Glass Castle--Jeannette Walls
  19. The Rum Diary--Hunter S. Thompson
  20. Ballet Shoes--Noel Streatfeild
  21. Little House in the Big Woods--Laura Ingalls Wilder
  22. Serena--Ron Rash
  23. Little House on the Prairie--Laura Ingalls Wilder
  24. All the Bright Places--Jennifer Niven
  25. Victoria and Albert--Richard Hough
  26. The Fall of the House of Usher and Four Other Tales--Edgar Allan Poe
  27. The Spiderwick Chronicles 1-5--Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
  28. The Importance of Being Earnest--Oscar Wilde
  29. The Shack--William Paul Young
  30. The Turn of the Screw--Henry James
  31. The Girl With All the Gifts--M.R. Carey
  32. North and South--Elizabeth Gaskell
  33. The Scarlet Letter--Nathaniel Hawthorne
  34. Nicholas Nickelby--Charles Dickens
  35. Where'd You Go, Bernadette--Maria Semple

Challenge completed on December 19


  1. Have you heard which ones are coming out?
    Have a great one.

  2. Sounds like a great idea! I always like to read books BEFORE seeing the movie. You by Caroline Kepnes is an amazing book I just read--it's being developed into a TV series, but I think it's still in development.