Books vs Movies

Books 1I am an avid reader. I also like movies. I love to read a book and watch the movie version then compare the movie and book versions.

In 2014, I started working my way through a buzzfeed list of books that are or will be made into movies. Since then I’ve added the 2015 buzfeed list. Some of the books I want to read before they become movies, some books I won’t read but wait till they become movies and watch the movie instead and some I’ll determine if I want to see the movie based on how much I enjoyed the book version.

Although I love my Nook tablet, I still enjoy the feel of a book in my hands. There’s nothing like curling up on the couch with a good book and warm blanket while the wood stove warms the living room and the Michigan winter is swirling angrily outside, or reading for hours inside during a summer rain or out on my deck on a bright spring morning.

So far, here’s my progress:

To read:
“The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais (currently reading)
“Labor Day” by Joyce Maynard
“Winter’s Tale” by Mark Helprin
“The Giver” by Lois Lowry
“Still Alice” by Lisa Genova
“In the Heart of the Sea” by Nathaniel Philbrick
“Paper Towns” by John Green
“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green (2014)
“If I Stay” by Gayle Forman (2014)
“Where She Went” by Gayle Forman (2014)
“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed (2015)
“The Martian” by Andy Weir (2015)
Movies to see:
“Mockingjay (Part 2)”
“The Scorch Trials”
“The Martian”
Paper Towns” 
“Where She Went”
“The Hundred-Foot Journey”
Movies already seen
“Divergent”  and “Insurgent”
“The Monuments Men” 
“The Maze Runner”
“The Fault in Our Stars”
“If I Stay” 

My goal is to read all seven books in my “To Read” category by the end of 2015 then watch the movies as they are released or when the movie comes out on DVD. Seven books by the end of the year is a lofty goal, but I’m going to try it.

Avid readers and movie watchers, please share your favorites here.


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