1. Challenge runs from September 1, 2008 to February 28, 2009.
2. Read 5 books/pieces of literature that have been made into movies.
3. Then watch at least 2 of the movie adaptations of the works you read.
4. Your list may change at any time and may include overlaps with other challenges.
LISTS OF QUALIFYING BOOKS *
Based on the Book – an extensive list of books made into movies
The Guardian’s 50 Best Film Adaptations
Amazon’s Top 50 Movie Adaptations
*Books do not have to be on the above lists to qualify Visit the Official Challenge blog for more info.
My List (meaning I’ll pick and choose from the following):
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Siji
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Devil Wears Prada by Laura Weisberger
Dracula by Bram Stroker
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Little Princess by Frances Burnett
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs