Books to Movies Challenge

The new release of Alice in Wonderland has got me thinking about books-to-movies, the ones I love and the ones I don’t love, so I decided that I would issue a challenge to myself and all you readers out there.  Once  a month we are going to read a book and watch a screen adaptation of the book and discuss what we loved and didn’t love of both. Since we are halfway through March I thought it would be good to start of with two books, Alice In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. My understanding is the new Tim Burton film is actually Through the Looking Glass as Alice returns to Wonderland.  The books are public domain, so free on the internet, or can be found at just about every library in the country.  I also thought we would actually look at two movies, Disney’s original animated version of Alice in Wonderland and Tim Burton’s new version of the film, my understanding is the two films cover the two books but if I am wrong please let me know.  The following is the months and books/movies we will be reading/watching.  Please let me know if you would like me to add or change any of the stories as I would really like this to be a group event.

May-Sense & Sensibility (either the film adaptation with Emma Thompson or the new BBC version)

June-Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief

July-Pride & Prejudice (either the Kiera Knightly adaption or the BBC ultimate Colin Firth version)

August-Jane Eyre (either the original 1940s version, which I think Jane is way too pretty or the new version)

September-The Importance of Being Earnest (I realize this is a play but I giggle through both every time)

October-Stardust (I am iffy on this one because the book is slightly risque at the beginning, let me know your thoughts)

So pull up a book, a bucket of popcorn, and let the fun begin!

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2 Replies to “Books to Movies Challenge”

  1. Sounds like fun! I loved Alice the movie and would like to read the book. HATED Percy Jackson movie but Loved the book! Count me in!

  2. I have heard that about Percy but haven’t seen it yet, I wanted to make sure I reread the book before I watched it (it has been some time since I read it). I am excited you are in and am looking forward to our Alice in Wonderland conversations!

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