Hello book and film lovers!
- Do you enjoy reading books before the film adaptations come out?
- Want to know about a bunch of upcoming adaptations?
- Want to read & watch along with other folks?
How it works:
- Read 1 book a month for 11 months
- Watch each of the films as they come out in 2011
- I'll share a book reading and film release schedule, but you are free to go at your own pace
- You can play along for as many or as few titles as you'd like.
- If you'd like to document the experience along the way by reviewing along the way, you can! I know I will! I'll put up a post with questions to explore the book and film experience, so we'll have a home base for each of the titles. You can leave a link to your own reviews so they will all be in one place for everyone to find them.
- I'll have a email list set up for reminders about book selections, film release dates and time lines.
- Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant
- Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore - book 1 of the Lorien Legacies
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac
- One Day by David Nicholls
- The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
- January 2011 - I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
- February 2011 - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- March 2011 - Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- April 2011 - Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant
- May 2011 - One Day by David Nicholls
- June 2011 - On the Road by Jack Kerouac
- July 2011 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- August 2011 - The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
- September 2011 - The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
- October 2011 - The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
- November 2011 - Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
- December 2011 - Month Off; honourary selection: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- January 2011 - month off!
- February 2011 - I Am Number Four, release date: Feb 18, 2011
- March 2011 - Jane Eyre, release date March 11, 2011
- April 2011 - Water for Elephants, release date: April 22, 2011
- May 2011 - Month off as Bel Ami yet to be released
- June 2011 - Month off
- July 2011 - Month off as One Day release date shifted from July 8, 2011
- August 2011 - The Help (August 12, 2011), One Day (August 19, 2011)
- September 2011 - Month off
- October 2011 - The Three Musketeers, release date October 14, 2011
- November 2011 - Hugo (based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret), release date November 23, 2011
- December 2011 - Month off
Release dates to be confirmed: Bel Ami and On the Road
- melly hocking
- Nancy, Stacy & Shannan - Girls in the Stacks
For January we'll be reading I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. It's a young adult science fiction novel that is the first of a proposed 6-part series (and the only series of the book club), but we are hopping on this party train early as it's the first and only book as of yet. The film stars Alex Pettyfer (Wild Child, Beastly), Teresa Palmer (The Sorcerer's Apprentice), Dianna Agron (Quinn on "Glee") and Timothy Olyphant (High Life, "Deadwood"), is directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, The Salton Sea). You can see the trailer for I Am Number Four here. The film comes out February 18, 2011.
You can get I Am Number Four here at Amazon.ca (Canada) and Amazon.com (US).
I've also created lists over at Amazon that have all the titles listed:
Amazon.ca (Canada) & Amazon.com (US)
So, who wants to join in on the adventure? Leave a comment below or sign up to play along! You can join at any time.
2011 Titles Are Complete but the Adventure Continues!
Although we've worked through the final book to read and film in release for the Book to Film Club, it won't be the last *of* the Movie Moxie Book to Film Club. I'm definitely going to be doing it again in 2012 and am madly researching titles and refining the format. Be sure to stay in touch by signing up for updates and I'll be sure to keep you up to date on more book to film delights.